Ballet stars wow Leading Ladies

Performance by Carlos Acosta is highlight of Birmingham Hippodrome business event

Leading Ladies at Birmingham Hippodrome met to enjoy a networking reception, business entertaining and a performance by Cuban ballet star Carlos Acosta. In celebration of this special show, guests from all business sectors also enjoyed a Cuban-themed supper. In ‘A Farewell Tour’, Carlos and his company performed a selection of excerpts from the greatest classical ballets. Leading Ladies were invited to stay for drinks with the cast after the show and their patience paid off when Carlos joined the reception.

Photography by Vivienne Bailey


  1. Alison Haigh, Suzanne Barnes, Helen Jane Arnold
  2. Helen Benussi, Diane Benussi, Val Corbett
  3. Lorna McClelland, Catherine Junor, Helen-Jane Arnold, Diane Benussi
  4. Beth Rose, Aine Gallagher
  5. Dr Jane Leadbetter, Carole Cole
  6. Alexandra Ireland, Frances Anderson, Janet Chance
  7. Candys Philpott, Sarah Wake, Vanessa Powell, Jayne Herritty
  8. Claire O’Connor, Sonia Sheffield
  9. Dawn Beddard, Sophie Lawley, Claire McGinty