Adopting the Essex girl
"I have about 17 performances in Scotland," she says gleefully. "Iíd never have had that many in London. Thatís obviously one of the reasons I left." After more than a decade at the Royal Opera House, she had won the hearts and minds of audiences and critics. She is "the most dramatic, touching, musically sensitive and comically gifted ballerina produced by the Royal Ballet for decades," according to critic Ismene Brown, who has castigated the company for losing Wildor, one of their best talents.
Their loss is Scottish Balletís gain. "I adored my time at Covent Garden," she admits, "but itís not the whole world. I have a huge sense of liberation."