Jeanetta Laurence OBE - Board Member

Jeanetta joined the Board in 2014. She trained with June Christian and later at The Royal Ballet School. In 1969 she joined The Royal Ballet Touring Company, and went on to dance in The Royal Ballet's New Group. She was promoted to Soloist with Sadler's Wells Royal Ballet and was appointed Assistant Ballet Mistress in 1978. She left the company to have a family in 1979.

In 1983, she co-founded Dance Directory, an agency for freelance professionals, leaving in 1988 to work for director and choreographer Gillian Lynne. She joined The Royal Ballet in 1990 and was appointed Associate Director in 2009. She was awarded an OBE for Services to Dance in 2015 and retired from The Royal Ballet later that year. She is a Trustee of The Ashton Foundation and the Benesh Endowment Fund.