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About the Sir Jon Trimmer Book


Also by Roger Booth, this book is co-written with Sir Jon Trimmer, a Kapiti, Wellington, and New Zealand dance legend.


His timespan and durability is unique in world ballet. The first part follows Jon’s journey through:

  • the fledgling years of New Zealand Ballet with Poul Gnatt and Russell Kerr

  • his training in London’s Royal Ballet School

  • his international performing with Sadler’s Wells, Australian Ballet and Royal Danish Ballet

  • performing alongside Dame Margot Fonteyn and Rudolf Nureyev

  • and his long faithful vigil alongside his dancing wife Lady Jacqui with Royal New Zealand Ballet.


In the second part of this book Jon has a whole quota of tips for new (and older) players in his dancing world:

  • How did he leap so high?

  • How on earth did his body keep up with such constant physical demands?

  • How did he reinvent himself as a character performer?

Go to the Sir Jon Trimmer website to purchase the book.