Winnipeg Dancer Remembers Queen

Dancer Remembers Queen

WINNIPEG - A former dancer at the Royal Winnipeg Ballet is warmly recalling her meeting Queen Elizabeth II after a performance 70 years ago.

Jean Orr, then Jean Stoneham, says she joined the company in September of 1951 and danced for the monarch a month later.

She remembers the dancers waiting in the wings and then being thanked by the Queen after she arrived.

Orr says the recent TV coverage of her majesty’s passing has brought back those memories and the incredible moment they shared.

TOPICS:   Winnipeg News

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