Ballet for Leading Ladies

Focus-on-dance event features performance of The Nutcracker

Birmingham Hippodrome Leading Ladies were given an insight into the world of en pointe and total dedication when the focus was on ballet. More than 60 cross-sector guests attended an event which included a performance of Birmingham Royal Ballet’s The Nutcracker and also featured BBC’s Kathryn Stanczyszyn talking to Jessica Ward, principal of Elmhurst School of Dance. A raffle was held with prizes from Tuckshop Flowers, Angelica’s Herbs and Highfield Wellness and Beauty which helped to raise nearly £1,000 for Hippodrome Plus, the theatre’s education, access and community programme.


  1. Emma, Katherine, Jessica Ward
  2. Dorothy Hobson, Jilly Cosgrove, Cara Russon
  3. Stella Round, Katie Glover
  4. Elizabeth Tarn, Dawn Beddard, Linden Thomas, Lorraine Burnell
  5. Louise Kelly, Louise Panayides, Jane Jones
  6. Suki Kaur
  7. Ruth Pipkin, Rebecca Bartlett
  8. Sally Lane, Jane Lodge
  9. Nicola Savery, Louise Keating, Delizia Diaz
Credit: Photography by Vivienne Bailey