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Christopher Gable

Christopher Gable CBE was born 13 March 1940 and in his career danced with the Sadler's Wells Opera Ballet, Covent Garden Opera Ballet, was a Principal Dancer at The Royal Ballet where he created many roles and in 1982 he founded the Central School of Ballet.
This week we've found an image from 1988 by Ian Woollams of The Amazing Adventures of Don Quixote. It features two of Northern Ballet's most loved performers - Jeremy Kerridge and Christopher Gable.
For our Open House last Saturday (15 Feb 2014) brave souls went into our archive to see what treasures lie within - and some real treasures were found! Not least of which this candid photo of Princess Margaret and Christopher Gable on stage at Bath Theatre Royal after a performance of A Simple Man.
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.
Christopher Gable trained at Sadler's Wells Ballet School and went on to dance with Sadler's Wells Opera Ballet, Covent Garden Opera Ballet, Sadler's Wells Theatre Ballet, and The Royal Ballet in which he was Principal Dancer. He created many roles for The Royal Ballet. A list of his most well-known work would include Romeo in Kenneth MacMillan's Romeo & Juliet and the male leads in The Invitation, The Two Pigeons, Jeu de Cartes and House of Birds.
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