A View from the Stalls

Marion Pettet

South East
Notice Period:
Emergency (maybe less than one week's notice)
Hobby - Ballet - Theatre - Costumes
26th May 2019
Ballet | Theatre | Costume | Essex

Also developed and written by popular request, this talk, whilst covering very brief details of my own experiences, concentrates on Ballet as an art form; an art form which should have an appeal to everyone. This is not a “dry” history of ballet but explores its diversity and aims to encourage a greater understanding. From an unexpected starting point up to today.

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About Marion Pettet

I am a devoted fan of dance. A late return to classes rekindled my love for dance and led me into a world that I thought had passed me by. I became involved with an amateur ballet company in 2002, joined the committee later that year and also performed with them from 2002 until 2018.

Elected as Chairman in 2010 I successfully transferred my extensive business skills and experience into its organisation, channeling my efforts and motivation into ensuring the future of this amateur company; stepping down in 2018 I left it in an enviable financial position. Giving talks brought it to the attention of a far wider audience and boosted ticket sales by proactive marketing. Talks about behind the scenes complexities of staging major works brought a new dimension of understanding and enthusiasm to audiences from around Essex and beyond.

I am continuing to share my love of dance and theatre with entertaining talks to audiences from Townswomens’ Guilds, NWR groups, U3As, Rotary Clubs, Women’s Institutes etc. wherever there is a desire for interesting, educational and lighthearted talks with Ballet as a central theme. I donate my fee to the MS Society.

My talks are accompanied by PowerPoint presentations and all last approximately 45 minutes but can be lengthened or shortened. I bring a tutu and shoes to illustrate all talks. I supply all of the equipment including a screen where necessary. I have Public Liability insurance and all of my equipment is PAT compliant. I am currently recording my talks; if you are interested in viewing in this way, please get in touch.

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