Sally Ashfield

The Ballet Chorus of the Opera Populaire

Born in Leicester and began studying ballet at 12 years of age, Trained at the Rambert School then joined Emma Dance Company, Leicestershire, directed by Gideon Avrahami. In 1981, began working with Spiral, a company based in Liverpool, Toured around Merseyside with pieces by Robert North, Janet Smith and Jane Dudley. A year later she returned to London to join Vienna Festival Ballet for their tour of Nutcracker. After the tour, was invited by Vyvyanne Lorrayne to join her company Ballet lmperiale. Toured America with Paquita, Giselle and Scottish Dances. Also danced in Vyvyanne Lorrayne and Pasi Niemenen’s production of Sleeping Beauty, touring Europe also with Nutcracker and Swan Lake. In April 1985, went to dance with Bat Dor Dance Company in Tel Aviv. Israel. During the winter of 1985, returned to V.F.B. to dance Odette/Odile in Swan Lake for their European tour.