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

Graham Dodd

Graham Dodd is a retired lawyer who was responsible for arranging National Youth Ballet’s charitable status in 1992. He was a member of NYB’s board from then until 2018.

Born in 1940 into a family of solicitors he was educated at Kings School Canterbury and from there went straight into the family firm, eventually becoming a senior partner until he retired in 2017.  One of his particular interests has been Charities and he has been involved in the setting up and running of many charitable organisations and in doing so has been on the board of trustees, and sometimes Chair of, a number of them.  He is married with four daughters and takes huge delight in the help and encouragement given to so many budding ballet stars through the work of National Youth Ballet.

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