Our vision is that young people will create the ballet of the future.

Emma Hay

Emma Hay is a solicitor, specialising in the financing of large-scale international projects (such as power stations and gas pipelines).  She worked at the magic circle law firm, Clifford Chance, for over 10 years both in their London and Paris offices. She now works as senior in-house legal counsel for Globeleq, a company developing and operating power stations and renewable energy plants in Africa which is 70% owned by CDC (UK government) and 30% owned by Norfund (Norwegian government).  She is currently on the board of two operating power stations in Cameroon.

Emma is a proud alumnus of National Youth Ballet having danced for the company for 3 seasons including performances at Sadler’s Wells, the Fairfield Hall (in Croydon), the Royal Albert Hall, the Royal Festival Hall and on television.  Emma believes that the skills and training acquired and developed through ballet – and particularly, by taking part in National Youth Ballet – have been invaluable throughout her professional life.  She continues to be passionate about dance and ballet – attending weekly adult ballet classes and regularly going to watch ballet performances.  She is very excited to be appointed as a trustee, to be part of National Youth Ballet’s future and ensuring that other young people have access to the same fantastic opportunities and experiences offered by National Youth Ballet as she did.

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