Sadler's Wells Theatre

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ENGHOLM, Basil Charles (1912 - 1990), Director: Sadler’s Wells Theatre Trust, since 1975; New Sadler’s Wells Opera, 1987–89

Baylis, Lilian (1874 - 1937), theatre manager, originator of the Vic-Wells (later Sadler’s Wells) Opera and Ballet companies

BAYLIS, Lilian Mary (1874 - 1937), Lessee and Manager, Old Vic Theatre, SE1, and Sadler’s Wells, EC1; British

MALIPHANT, Russell Scott (born 1961), Artistic Director and Choreographer, Russell Maliphant Company, since 1996; Associate Artist, Sadler’s Wells Theatre, since 2005

ARLEN, Stephen Walter (né Badham) (1913 - 1972), theatre manager; Managing Director, Sadler’s Wells Opera, since 1967

de VALOIS, Ninette (1898 - 2001), Founder and Director of the Royal Ballet, 1931–63 (formerly the Sadler’s Wells Ballet, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, and the Sadler’s Wells Theatre Ballet, Sadler’s Wells Theatre); Founder, 1926 and Head, 1926–70, The Royal Ballet School (originally Academy of Choreographic Art, subseq. The Sadler’s Wells School of Ballet)

SOLTI, (Anne) Valerie (born 1937), Chairman, Solti Foundation to assist young musicians, since 1998; President, Sadler’s Wells Theatre, since 2002 (Trustee and Governor, since 1995); Hungarian Government Global Ambassador for Culture, since 2007

WALEY, (Sigismund) David (1887 - 1962), Director of: Ashanti Goldfields Corporation since 1948; International Paints (Holdings) since 1949; W. African Finance Corporation since 1950; Ashanti-Obuasi Trading Co., since 1950; Chairman Export Facilities Ltd since 1956; Sadler’s Wells Trust since 1957; Mercury Theatre Trust since 1957

HISLOP, Joseph (1884 - 1977), Professor of Singing, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, 1952–64; Adviser on Singing to Royal Opera, Covent Garden and Sadler’s Wells Theatre, 1948–54; formerly Principal Professor of Singing at Royal Academy of Music and of Royal School of Opera, Stockholm (title of Professor conferred by King of Sweden, 1949)


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Sadler's Wells grew out of a late seventeenth-century London pleasure garden in Finsbury and opened as a theatre in 1765. Unable to perform the legitimate drama, it concentrated on dancing ...

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