Lynn Wallis OBE


Lynn Wallis OBE

Lynn joined the Board in 2012 and became Vice-Chairman in December 2016.

She graduated from The Royal Ballet Senior School in 1965 to The Royal Ballet Touring Company, becoming Ballet Mistress for the Upper School from 1969 – 82, when she was made Deputy Principal.

In 1984, she joined The National Ballet of Canada, as Artistic Coordinator, before becoming Associate Artistic Director with Valerie Wilder, 1986, and Co-Artistic Director in 1987. In 1990, she was appointed Deputy Artistic Director of English National Ballet.

Lynn was Artistic Director of the RAD from July 1994 to December 2016.

In 2001 she was short-listed for the European Women of Achievement Awards, and in 2004 was nominated for an Isadora Duncan Dance Award for her re-staging of Frederick Ashton’s Monotones I and II for San Francisco Ballet. Lynn is a Fellow of the RAD and ISTD, a Trustee of the Frederick Ashton Foundation and a Governor of Elmhurst Ballet School.
In June 2015 she was awarded an OBE for services to dance.