Our founder, Jill Tookey, CBE, died in March 2016 and she left behind a financial legacy as a starting point to ensure the future of NYB. She had been the driving force behind NYB’s success for nearly 30 years, almost single-handedly running the entire operation with financial support from foundations and individuals. Mikah Smillie had worked closely with Jill for ten years and was appointed Artistic Director in 2016. The Board of Trustees and Mikah have formulated and begun to implement a plan business model which includes a sustained fundraising programme.
The Trustees would like to sincerely thank all donors for their support of National Youth Ballet.