A review of Ballet Black by Luke Jennings in The Observer.
Cassa Pancho founded Ballet Black in 2001 to provide a showcase for classical dancers of black and Asian descent and to introduce ballet to new audiences. Since then the company has gone from strength to strength, performing a highly diverse repertoire. Over the years, it's been fascinating watching BB's evolution. The men, currently headed by Damien Johnson, have always been notable for their chivalrous partnering and fine stage manners. Old-school, self-deprecating charm is the keynote of the house style, and very attractive it is.