Category Archive: Chelmsford Ballet Company Blog

Jul 10

AGM Brought Forward to 2nd September

The committee has taken the decision to bring forward the date of the AGM in response to recent events; listening to the membership. Please note that only members whose subscriptions are paid up to date can vote at the AGM. Membership renewal is due on 1st August each year. Renewal forms can be found on …

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Jul 05

New Adventures Workshop 8th July Cancelled

We were very disappointed to have to cancel the Red Shoes and characterisation workshop that was scheduled for 8th July. It was to have been taken by New Adventures dancers, but due to a very low uptake on places it was cancelled. Perhaps next year.

Jun 27

1st July-Company Classes

I hope that everyone is looking forward to classes this coming Sunday. We welcome Abi Leonard back to take classes. We were all so disappointed that Richard Bermange was unable to make it at the last minute in June. I hope that we will be able to welcome him in the future, some time soon …

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Jan 15

Welcome to James Parratt

We are very pleased to welcome James Parrat to perform with us this year. He will dance Kay and partner Georgia Olley as Gerda. James Parratt trained at Penny Taylor School of Dance, and went on to train at Central School of Ballet where he graduated with a BA Hons in Professional Dance and Performance. …

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Nov 15

Lucy Abbott – Dancers’ Representative

Thank you to Georgia Olley for her work as Dancers’ Representative. Her stint finished on the 29th October when Lucy Abbott was elected. Here is a message from Lucy. My name is Lucy and I am the Chelmsford Ballet Company dancers’ representative. I have been a member of The Chelmsford Company for the past 2 …

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Nov 07

Patron Christopher Marney to take classes 12th November

We are all very excited that our patron chris Marney has found time in his busy schedule to take classes this coming Sunday. As Artistic Director of Ballet Central his time is very precious whilst preparing for their upcoming tour. Ballet Central will be showcasing their dazzling 45-minute version of the time-honoured The Nutcracker, introducing …

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Oct 22

Essex Lottery launches next month – check out our page.

The Essex Lottery will be officially launching next month. The Essex Lottery has been set up by Essex County Council to support community projects up and down the county, based on the principle of raising money within the community for the community. 60p from every £1 ticket sale will go directly to good causes within …

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Oct 13

Congratulations to Jasmine Wallis

Congratulations to dancing member Jasmine Wallis who is dancing with the Vienna Festival Ballet. She is a graduate of the Central School of Ballet in London and last danced with The Chelmsford Ballet Company in 2015, taking the lead female role in patron Christopher Marney’s piece “Carnival of the Animals.” (see the video clip on …

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Oct 10

New Company year off to a flying start

The new committee has been elected after a very upbeat AGM held on the 1st October. The Company is enjoying the fruits of it endeavours so it was somewhat surprising that we had relatively few dancing members audition for “Snow Queen”. But it’s not about quantity, but quality and the auditions were very encouraging. Dancers …

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Jul 17

Dance Avenue – New Corporate Sponsor Member

We welcome another Corporate Sponsor Member to the Company. Dance Avenue students have succesfully auditioned for The Company with the encouragement of Principal Tara Cook AISTD. Tara is a former dancing member, performed with us from 1993 to 1995, and enjoyed every minute. She furthered her training at Performers College and the prestigious London Studio …

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