Dame Gillian Lynne

Published on Monday 2 July, 2018

In memory of Dame Gillian Lynne 1926 – 2018

Here at Northern Ballet we were greatly saddened to learn that Dame Gillian Lynne has passed away.

'It is a very sad day for all to lose such an extraordinary talent and woman.

Gillian played such a critical role in putting Northern Ballet on the map with A Simple Man and in introducing Christopher Gable to the Company. She continued to have a close relationship with the Company over the years.

We will all miss her very much. So a legend passes quietly into the night.'

David Nixon OBE

  • Dame Gillian Lynne rehearsing with dancers Trinidad Sevilano and Patrick Armand
  • A Simple Man. Photo Richard Farley
  • Dame Gillian Lynne in rehearsals for A Simple Man
  • Dame Gillian Lynne's Lipizanner
  • Darren Goldsmith in A Simple Man. Photo Bill Cooper
  • Dame Gillian Lynne in rehearsals with Daniel de Andrade and Darren Goldsmith
  • Dame Gillian Lynne in rehearsals
  • Northern Ballet dancers in A Simple Man. Photo Bill Cooper
  • Dame Gillian Lynne meeting the Queen with Christopher Gable at the 1989 Royal Variety performance

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