Anya Sainsbury CBE

Founder and Patron

Anya Sainsbury CBE had a distinguished career as Anya Linden with the Royal Ballet Company from 1951 to 1965, becoming a ballerina in 1958.

After retiring from the company, she studied stage design at the Slade School of Art.

She has continued to be actively involved in the Royal Ballet School and the Rambert School, both as a teacher and on their governing bodies.

Anya Sainsbury established the Linbury Prize for Stage Design in 1987.

Anya Sainsbury


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