Diana Curry

Following her qualification as a professional dance notator at the Benesh Institute, Diana Curry joined Scottish Ballet, recording and reconstructing a variety of modern and classical works, including the full length ‘Napoli’ by Auguste Bournonville.  She then joined the staff of the Royal Ballet, Covent Garden, where she recorded and reconstructed works by MacMillan, Ashton, Tetley, Van Manen and many others. 

Her association with Nijinska’s ballet Les Biches began at this time, assisting with revivals using the original notation score produced by Faith Worth at the time of Nijinska’s 1964 production of the ballet for the company. Using this source material, combined with the advice and support of Sir Frederick Ashton and many dancers who worked directly with Nijinska, she has taught Les Biches for productions in London, America and Europe.

In addition to current work as a freelance reconstructor, she teaches and examines Benesh Movement Notation extensively and has produced a comprehensive distance-learning programme taking students from the basics of the Notation system to full qualification as professional dance company notators.