Obituary: Peter Williams

An editorial interpolation caused an error in my obituary for Peter Williams [7 October], writes John Gregory. The Metropolitan Ballet I referred to was not the Metropolitan in New York, but a small touring ballet based in London which was formed by Cecilia Blatch and Leon Hepner in 1947.

Among their dancers were Erik Bruhn, who became a star of American Ballet Theatre, and Svetlana Beriosova, later a ballerina with the Royal Ballet. John Taras, who had been in Europe with the De Basil Ballet, made his choreography Designs with Strings, which Peter Williams designed. After some two years of touring the provinces, the company folded.

Peter Williams's birthplace, Burton Joyce, is not in Cornwall but in Nottinghamshire.