Unite for Ukraine
Join students from six of the UK’s top dance schools for a special gala performance in support of young people who have been adversely affected by the war in Ukraine.
Students from Central School of Ballet, English National Ballet School, Elmhurst Ballet School, Northern Ballet School, Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance and The Royal Ballet School will unite to perform a range of classical and contemporary works. Repertoire and casting for the evening will be announced shortly.
Yuriy Yurchuk, Ukrainian baritone and Principal of the Royal Opera will make a special guest appearance.
Net proceeds raised from the gala will go directly to the Disasters Emergency Committee Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal.
Unite for Ukraine is a project spearheaded by Viviana Durante, Artistic Director of English National Ballet School.
All Schools and their associated choreographers have donated their time and resource for free. Sadler’s Wells have generously donated the theatre.
Central School of Ballet
Choreographer: Sherrill Wexler
Excerpt from Twice Removed
Choreographer: Ashley Page
Elmhurst Ballet School
Four Scottish Dances
Choreographer: Sir David Bintley
Choreographer: Peter Leung
English National Ballet School
Sleeping Beauty Pas de Deux
Choreographer: Sir Kenneth McMillan
Dead Game of Time
Choreographer: Lana Klemen
Excerpt from Grace and Gravity
Choreographer: Andrew McNicol
Northern Ballet School
Choreographer: Joanne Pirrie inspired by Sir Robert Cohan
Choreographer: Ryan Upton
Choreographer: Sarah Dickinson, Ryan Upton
Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance
Choreographer – Darren Ellis
The Royal Ballet School
Swan Lake Pas de Douze
Choreographer: Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov with additional choreography by Frederick Ashton
Franz’s solo from Coppélia Act lll
Choreographer: Ninette De Valois for The Royal Ballet
Choreographer: Jack Easton
The Bridesmaid solo from Don Quixote
Choreographer: Marius Petipa
Image by A Dancer’s Lens, kindly edited by Sam Charrington Design.