David Bintley CBE, New Patron for Cecchetti Classical Ballet
10 October 2013
We are delighted and honoured that David Bintley CBE has agreed to become a Patron of The Cecchetti Society
We are delighted and honoured that David Bintley CBE has agreed to become a Patron of The Cecchetti Society, joining Dame Monica Mason, Lesley Collier CBE and Kevin O’Hare. As Director of Birmingham Royal Ballet and a prolific creative choreographer he is a major figure in British Ballet today and has won worldwide recognition and acclaim for his work. David’s full biography can be found on Birmingham Royal Ballet‘s website www.brb.org.uk in The Company section and it explains how he has been: “directly influenced by the founders of British Ballet, Dame Ninette de Valois and Frederick Ashton. He still cites ‘Madam and Fred’ as his heroes, and his love for the communicative style of English Ballet that they forged springs from the training they gave him”. With such a direct link to Cecchetti it is a great privilege indeed to have him as our new Patron.
Photo caption: David Bintley CBE
Photo credit: Richard Battye