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ABOUT THE BOOK

 

Sir Jon Trimmer is a Kapiti, Wellington, and New Zealand dance legend. His timespan and durability is unique in world ballet. This is his story.

The first part follows Jon’s journey through:

  • the fledgling years of New Zealand Ballet with Poul Gnatt and Russell Kerr

  • his training in London’s Royal Ballet School

  • his international performing with Sadler’s Wells, Australian Ballet and Royal Danish Ballet

  • performing alongside Dame Margot Fonteyn and Rudolf Nureyev

  • and his long faithful vigil alongside his dancing wife Lady Jacqui with Royal New Zealand Ballet

“There have definitely been some highlights, some happy memories, and early on some key career decisions.”

In the second part of this book Jon has a whole quota of tips for new (and older) players in his dancing world:

  • How did he leap so high?

  • How on earth did his body keep up with such constant physical demands?

  • How did he reinvent himself as a character performer?

“I'm hoping that some of the sections may be useful, especially for dance performers of the future”.