Ambassadors

Rambert’s work is supported and endorsed by its ambassadors – leading figures in the arts whose backing helps us to sustain and extend our work as Britain’s national dance company.

© Peter CobbinHoward Goodall CBE is a multi award-winning composer of choral music, stage musicals, film and TV scores. He is well known as a TV and radio broadcaster and is a leading spokesperson for music education in the UK.

Howard composed the choral music for Rambert’s 2008 work Eternal Light. His score won Howard the Composer of the Year award at the 2009 Classical BRIT Awards.

Cherie LunghiCherie Lunghi began dancing, aged 4, at the Rambert Ballet School in Notting Hill Gate. She remembers Madame Rambert herself occassionally coming in to watch the “fledgling ballerinas”.

Cherie has gone on to have an enormously successful career as an theatre, television and film actress. She has been an member of the RSC and National Theatre companies, appeared in the West End, starred in numerous TV dramas and in films including Excalibur and The Mission. She was a contestant in the 2008 series of Strictly Come Dancing.

She says “Rambert was the ‘open sesame’ to the rich life I continue to enjoy in the performing arts.”

Thandie NewtonThandie Newton is a BAFTA award-winning actress who has appeared in over 20 major motion pictures, including the 2006 Best Picture Oscar-winner Crash.

Thandie studied dance before turning to acting, attending the Tring Park School for Performing Arts. She says “My passion for dance is never greater than when I watch Rambert at work”.

Prue SkenePrudence Skene CBE was Executive Director of the then Ballet Rambert from 1975 to 1986, later returning to the company as a Board member and serving as Chair from 2000 – 2009.

She has also worked for Arts Council England, as Director of the Arts Foundation, Executive Producer of the English Shakespeare Company, President of the Theatrical Management Association and Vice-Chairman of the Dancers’ Resettlement Trust and Fund. She is Chair of the Stephen Spender Trust and a Trustee of the Nureyev Foundation and Ambit.

  1. Dancers

    Rambert permanently employs 20 of the world's finest dancers, whose talent,…

    Read more about "Dancers"
  2. Artistic Director

    Mark Baldwin was born in Fiji and raised and educated…

    Read more about "Artistic Director"
  3. Music Director

    Paul Hoskins has led the music at Rambert since 1996,…

    Read more about "Music Director"
  4. Senior Rehearsal Director

    Mikaela Polley joined Birmingham Royal Ballet in 1990 where she…

    Read more about "Senior Rehearsal Director"
  5. Rehearsal Director

    Angela Towler graduated from London Contemporary Dance School in 1995…

    Read more about "Rehearsal Director"
  6. Rambert Orchestra

    Rambert's Orchestra was formed in 2009, developed from London Musici, which…

    Read more about "Rambert Orchestra"
  7. Animateurs

    Rambert's animateurs are professional dancers and teachers who deliver our practical education work. The…

    Read more about "Animateurs"
  8. Rambert Associates

    Rambert's Associates are offered support, advice and space as they…

    Read more about "Rambert Associates"
  9. Scientist-in-residence

    Nicola Clayton is the Professor of Comparative Cognition at the…

    Read more about "Scientist-in-residence"
  10. Artistic Associate

    Peggy Olislaegers has worked as Rambert's Artistic Associate since 2015.…

    Read more about "Artistic Associate"
  11. Conducting Fellow

    Born in Hong Kong in 1987, British conductor Jonathan Lo…

    Read more about "Conducting Fellow"
  12. Choreography Fellow

    Award-winning choreographer and dancer Hemabharathy Palani joins Rambert as the second…

    Read more about "Choreography Fellow"
  13. Digital Creatives in Residence

    Sprint is a new Rambert initiative bringing together dance and technology…

    Read more about "Digital Creatives in Residence"
Made by Palace