Ballet correspondence (students and dancers)

Scope and Content

File labelled ‘Company and School File. Travelling Copies’. Letters received and copies of letters sent by Ninette de Valois (Director of Ballet at Sadler’s Wells) relating to the Sadlers Wells Ballet School and Sadlers Wells Ballet Company. Includes letters relating to applications for new students to enter ballet training (mainly from parents), letters relating to applications to enter the ballet company, letters from and relating to students in the school and dancers in the company (for example regarding injuries). Lists of dancers and students are also included at the end of the file. Arranged roughly by surname (of person to whom the correspondence relates) alphabetically.

Correspondents include dancers, parents of students in the ballet school and prospective students, dance teachers.