Nov 06, 2023
By Andy Johnson
It’s taken 30-years, but the London Ballet company, which was patronised by Diana, Princess of Wales, is coming back to life.
Former dancer Christopher Marney is the man behind the revival saying the ballet will move, next year, into the Sadler’s Wells Theatre in north London, where it was previously based.
Marney was previously a director of the Joffrey Ballet Company in Chicago.
The London City Ballet has plans to tour for six months a year, over an initial period of three years, across the UK and internationally.
The original group shut down in 1996 after 18 years of operations. Sir Alistair Spalding, who is artistic director and chief executive at Sadler’s Wells, says he’s “thrilled to welcome the London City Ballet back” to their theatre and studios.