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Laverne Meyer

From the archive... A photo from Laverne Meyer's second full-length production Aladdin. Photographer and dancers not recorded, if you can help please contact us.
Northern Ballet's founder (originally Northern Dance Theatre) and first Artistic Director, Laverne Meyer, in Company class at our first home at the Zion Institute, Stretford Road, Manchester. Photographer and date not recorded, if you know then please contact us.
Artistic Director Laverne Meyer 1969 – 1976 Northern Dance Theatre was set up in 1969 by Canadian-born Laverne Meyer. Meyer was a dramatic dancer whose formative years were spent with Bristol-based Western Theatre Ballet, the first ever British dance company to be based outside London.
Northern Ballet – a brief history 1969 – 1976 Artistic Director: Laverne Meyer Canadian-born dramatic dancer, Laverne Meyer, sets up Northern Dance Theatre in 1969. The Company has 11 dancers and quickly gains a strong identity and loyal audience. The emphasis is on small-scale classical and modern works. The Company builds a strong identity and a loyal audience in the North.
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