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Apr 25

Congratulations to our Patron Christopher Marney

Very excited to hear the news that our patron, choreographer and dancer, Christopher Marney will take up the post of Artistic Director at Ballet Central in September.

His appointment has been announced today.

An alumnus of Central School of Ballet, Marney will be responsible for leading Ballet Central, the school’s touring company of graduates towards employment in the theatre industry.

Heidi Hall, Acting Director of Central School of Ballet, comments “I am delighted that Christopher is joining the school as Artistic Director of Ballet Central. Christopher and I were both fortunate enough to be taught by the late founder of the school, the legendary Christopher Gable, and I have no doubt that Christopher will ensure that his ethos and legacy will live on in future generations of Central students as we continue to produce not just fantastic dancers, but versatile and intelligent performers”.

On his appointment Marney comments “I am thrilled to return after twenty years to the School that prepared me for my career and to continue the ethos of my role model and teacher, the late Christopher Gable”.

He will continue to undertake work as a freelance performer/choreographer & is looking forward to forging collaborations between the Central School of Ballet and current industry professionals.

Photographer: Kate Parkes Photographer: Kate Parkes

Photographer: Kate Parkes

Central School of Ballet (London) was founded 32 years ago by Ann Stannard and the late Christopher Gable CBE, is one of the UK’s leading centres for dance training and through the formation of Ballet Central, is the only classical vocational school to offer pre-professional touring experience on such a scale.