Cynthia Harvey becomes Vice President of BBO
Cynthia Harvey becomes Vice President of the British Ballet Organization (BBO), one of the world’s leading dance Awarding Organisations, promoting excellence in dance training and opportunities for all. Cynthia will join fellow Vice President, Sir David Bintley CBE, and newly appointed President, Brenda Last OBE.
BBO welcomed Cynthia to the team in 2022 as Patron. Since then, Cynthia has attended BBO’s largest event, Dance Days, and provided valuable knowledge and inspiration to the organisation and its members.
Cynthia joined the American Ballet Theatre at sixteen years of age in 1974 and was promoted to principal dancer in 1982; she danced virtually every ballerina role for the company, showcasing her versatility and love for the art form. In 1986 she joined The Royal Ballet, becoming the company’s first ever American principal dancer.
Cynthia also has extensive teaching experience, teaching at companies such as the American Ballet Theatre, The Australian Ballet, La Scala Ballet, Royal Swedish Ballet, and schools such as The Royal Ballet School and English National Ballet School.
The team at BBO feel incredibly lucky to have Cynthia as part of the team and are excited to continue working with her as the organisation develops.
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