Jane Winkworth


I have always adored the ballet since I was a young child and it is my love of the ballet that inspired the French Sole brand. I sponsor ballet dancers at both the English National Ballet and the Royal Ballet School and it is here that you can read about my dedicated work with both of these companies.

Bravo and Farewell Daria June 23rd 2014

Yesterday, Sunday June 22nd I was honoured to be a guest of the English National Ballet at the final farewell performance of Daria Klimentova who hung up her pointes to retire at the end of a stunning performance as Juliet in the Ballet’s absolutely amazing production at the Royal Albert Hall of Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet.

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Categories: Ballet

L.A. Story! December 20th 2012

Greetings reader! Unusually for me, I am enjoying a very different kind of Christmas this year out in sunny L.A. I am always passionate about this time of year and usually wild horses wouldn’t drive me from my glorious, traditional Christmas with family and friends at home in the Surrey countryside……but this year I am basking in a different kind of warmth!

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Categories: Ballet, My Week

Not strictly ballet! January 04th 2012

Not Strictly Ballet!

This week saw me once again at the ballet, this time it was as a VIP guest for the English National Ballet’s second-time-round presentation of Derek Deane’s Strictly Gershwin. Last summer the company performed this strangely gleeful “ballet” at The Albert Hall and the reviews were mixed. This time, back on home ground, safe on the stage of the delicious, ice- creamy coloured and beautifully restored Coliseum Theatre, the English National Ballet almost took a back seat at this burlesque all American “revue” show by Derek Deane. The music was sublime and the orchestra were brilliant - but this was not strictly ballet!

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Categories: Ballet, My Week

Starlight Star Bright! December 13th 2011

Today I took a party of 30 children and their families from my Starlight charity to see a performance by the English National Ballet of The Nutcracker - my second visit in a week and I am seeing it twice more before it finishes the run on December 30th - the day was perfect and magical.

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Categories: Ballet, My Week, Work

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Charities Jane supports:

The Royal ballet school English National Ballet Starlight ACCA The Royal Marsden Havens Hospice