Letter: Ballet schools fail to face their problem

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Sir: As an ex-pupil of White Lodge, the lower school of The Royal Ballet School from 1970 to 1974, it was with dismay that I read Joan Brady's article.

I hoped that in the 1990s the school would have adopted methods of training that produced dancers of technical brilliance without destroying "soul" in the process, which I feel Linda Goss is attuned to. However, sadly her observations are reminiscent of the 1970s, in particular the psychological abuse of pupils.

Linda Goss had been a courageous woman who had dared to challenge a major institution.


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