Joan Ravenscroft obituary

Our aunt, Joan Ravenscroft, who has died aged 97, devoted her early life to ballet, dancing with various prominent companies in the 1930s before deciding to end her career in order to raise a family.

Born in Coulsdon, Surrey, to Sidney Kent, a businessman, and Emily (nee Pullen), Joan went to St Martin’s high school in central London before training at the Cone School of Dancing in the capital. She first performed in public, aged 12, as a costermonger in a cabaret at the Dickens and Jones tearooms in Regent Street in 1930.

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Source: Guardian Dance News

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