The Globe opened in 1935 and played host to international names from The Beatles and The Rolling Stones to Sadler's Wells Ballet
and the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company.
Which ballet company was known as the Sadler's Wells Ballet
One of the guests was the founder of Sadler's Wells Ballet
, Ninette de Valois, who invited Gillian to join the company.
Eventually he was interviewed by Ninette de Valois who took him into Sadler's Wells Ballet
Theatre, and then his life began.
Shearer began her career as a dancer with Sadler's Wells Ballet
but transitioned to filmwork, starring in The Red Shoes.
Having once shared a stage with the Sadler's Wells Ballet
Company on stage in the UK and having had two ballet dancing daughters I have a fair idea of what's good and what's not.
The historical setting when Aurora awakes from her 100 years sleep is hugely significant to the very role the ballet itself played in reawakening the art form after the war, as Aurora is brought back from her slumber in 1946 - the year that Sadler's Wells Ballet
, now known as the Royal Ballet, danced The Sleeping Beauty for the first time in the re-established Royal Opera House with Margot Fonteyn in the lead role.
But when it became evident that she would not achieve first-rank stardom as a dancer at London's Sadler's Wells Ballet
, she accepted the chance to seek her fortune elsewhere when Canada came calling for advice.
He has Sleeping Beauty awake from her 100-year sleep in 1946, the year in which Sadler's Wells Ballet
- later Royal Ballet, reopened the Royal Opera House, following the Second World War, with Nicholas Sergeyev's version of The Sleeping Beauty led by Margot Fonteyn.
Originally, Deborah wanted to be a dancer but, after a year at Sadler's Wells Ballet
School, she decided she really wanted to act.
Sadler's Wells Ballet
were on their toes at the Empire with two triple bills, as well as Swan Lake and The Sleeping Beauty,danced by Margot Fonteyn,Moira Shearer and Beryl Grey.
She opted, however, for the Sadler's Wells Ballet
model of a repertory company performing the nineteenth-century Russian classics with a mix of later works by master choreographers and a smattering of original choreography.