Odyssey Posted February 6, 2014 Share Posted February 6, 2014 I hope its okay to start a new topic here as I'm not sure where else to post this query. I have come across a photograph ( link here) of Ann Jenner - a previous principal of the Royal Ballet, as the Grand Duchess Tatiana in Anastasia. This is a role I have no record that she danced. I have looked on the Covent Garden Performance database and can find no record. I know she danced in Australia after leaving the Royal Ballet, but although I have found other roles she added to her repertoire,I have never found reference to this one. Does anyone know any more? My reason for enquiring is based on a long held admiration for this dancer, who, as has been reported in many articles, did not get the opportunity to really flourish at the Royal Ballet despite receiving many promising reviews. She also had several injuries which probably hampered her. The first time I came across her, was through photographs in the Princess ballet annuals which I had as a child. I then subsequently followed her career, and still enjoy the odd glimpses of her in a few filmed roles such as Fairy Autum in Cinderella, and in Symphonic Variations with Sibley and Penny. I gather she was a wonderful Lise - but never had the opportunity to see her in this role. Ann married Dale Baker and moved to Australia where she became a principal at Australian Ballet. She also danced with San Francisco Ballet. She became a teacher in Australia, and I gather she also choreographed a piece for the Royal Ballet School graduation performance. The Dancing Times featured her in a brief article awhile ago. If anyone has any memories of this dancer, I would love to hear them. 4 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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