Kit Lethby

Classical Ballet

ARAD PDTC (Dip.) Royal Academy of Dancing Vocational Graded Examiner

Among England’s most respected dancers, Kit Lethby was a principal/leading dancer with international companies such as Scottish Ballet, Basel Ballet, Australian Ballet and PACT Ballet. He has danced roles produced by renowned choreographers and also had many roles created for him.

In 1983 he began teaching and on his early retirement from dancing in 1988, went on to complete the Royal Academy of Dance Professional Dancer’s Teacher Training Course, from which he graduated with Distinction. Mr Lethby has been associated with Ecole Ballet and Dance Theatre for more than 28 years and during this association has seen many of the students graduate to the world’s top vocational schools. Over 70 of these students who have gone on to become professional dancers.

As well as choreographing over 100 solos for competitions and eisteddfods, he has mounted various ballets for Ecole including ‘Graduation Ball’, ‘La Sylphide Act 2’ and ‘Napoli Act 3’ as well as several original works. Invited on an almost continual basis to be a Guest Teacher for Vacation Schools held by the Royal Academy of Dance around Australia and New Zealand, Mr Lethby has also taught for Royal New Zealand Ballet, Sydney Dance Company and PACT Ballet, S. Africa.

 

Mr Lethby became an Examiner for Royal Academy of Dance in 2004.