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Pansy Silvera

Pansy Hassan served as assistant to the Artistic Director and was for years Ballet Mistress and Costume Co-ordinator for the Company. Her early training with Fay Simpson School of Ballet prepared her for the highly distinguished work she did in the Company with featured roles in a wide range of dance-works from Kas Kas, Legend of Lovers Leap, Drumscore, Street People and Celebrations to Court of Jah and the ancestral Kumina in which she danced as the Queen to undiminished critical acclaim. Hassan also toured extensively with the Company to the United States, Australia, England, South America and the Caribbean. Throughout her performance life she brought to the stage her skilled interpretation of character roles and a deep understanding of the movement patterns of fusion of dance techniques in each dance work. For years after she retired from active performance, she nurtured young dancers in performance skills and techniques in an effort to secure the continuity of important works in the Company’s repertoire and to sustain the high calibre of the company’s performance.