Ballet correspondence

Scope and Content

Correspondence relating to the Vic-Wells Ballet and the Ballet School, including correspondence with members of the public, composers, ballet dancers, designers (costumes and scenery), ballet teachers.

The letters relate to a variety of matters such as ballet composers offering ballets they have written, people (eg costume designers) seeking work with the company, requests for autographs, publications referring to the ballet company, requests to assist at fundraising events, and advertisements for the ballet school.

Some of the correspondents include Maude Valerie White, Christabel Manillier, Louise Lightfoot, Gordon Jacob, Norman Hayes, Cicely Hamilton, Arnold L. Hasketh, Bernard Guest, Gavin Gordon, Perceval Graves, Christian Darnton, Lilian Baylis, Edwin Calligan, Flora Bondfield, Arthur R. Blagrove, Kate Flinn, Flora M. Fairbairn.

File contains mainly correspondence received and sent by Ninette de Valois.