Dance gala to honour Ann’s life

REMEMBERED: Teacher Ann Maguire, who was killed in class in 2014, will be honoured at a dance gala.
REMEMBERED: Teacher Ann Maguire, who was killed in class in 2014, will be honoured at a dance gala.

AN EVENING of world class dance will honour the life of murdered teacher Ann Maguire and celebrate her legacy.

The Ann Maguire Gala will be held at Leeds Grand Theatre this Autumn.

The Ann Maguire Gala wil be held at the Leeds Grand Theatre on Sunday, September 3

The Ann Maguire Gala wil be held at the Leeds Grand Theatre on Sunday, September 3

Daughter Emma Maguire said: “It is so fitting to hold this special gala performance at the Leeds Grand Theatre where my mum took my sister and I to see our first ballet.

“It will be a night to honour and remember Ann Maguire in her home town. All monies raised on the night will be going to the Ann Maguire Arts Education Fund to continue the life’s work of my mum in inspiring and educating young people in Leeds.”

The gala returns at 7.30pm on Sunday, September 3 after the sell-out success of the inaugural 2015 event at Sadler’s Wells Theatre, London. The evening will feature an array of stars from the world of ballet, dance and music.

This year’s line-up includes dancers from The Royal Ballet, Will Tuckett will present the world premiere of Quizás and there will also be a world premiere by the BalletBoyz.

The evening will also include performances by Northern Ballet’s Dreda Blow and Giuliano Contadini.

Previous grant recipients from the Ann Maguire Arts Education fund will also perform at the gala.

Ticket prices range from £24 to £64. Ring the box office on box office on 0844 848 2700 or see www.leedsgrandtheatre.com for more information.

lSpanish teacher Mrs Maguire died aged 61 after being stabbed by 15-year-old pupil Will Cornick in a classroom at Corpus Christi Catholic College in Leeds in 2014.

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