British ballet company. It was founded by M. Inglesby in 1940 and gave its first performance 19 May 1941 in Glasgow. It appeared in London every year and toured widely in the UK and Europe. Inglesby was chief choreographer, but the repertory also included ballets by Fokine (Les Sylphides and Carnaval), Howard, and Turner, as well as productions of classics like Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, and Coppélia in productions mounted by N. Sergeyev and based on the notations he took with him from St Petersburg. Turner, Shearer, Franca, and Arova were among its dancers. It closed in 1953.