Despite her ballet career being cut short by injury, Jan still appeared in numerous productions in numerous locations (home and abroad), but information on many of these appearances, particularly those outside London, has been hard to come by so what follows is a (far from complete) list of known appearances with the majority of the information supplied in photocopy form by the Royal Ballet Royal Opera House.

[Incidentally, some footage of Jan dancing is known to survive, including the clip of Jan in Swan Lake used in TURNING POINTS (presumably taken from the 1968 BBC broadcast AT THE GARDEN, Jan's first-known TV appearance). Jan also appeared on a MERIDIAN NEWS Report in 1991 about the discovery of some old footage of a ballet that she appeared in, and Jan has also mentioned in an interview watching a tribute programme to Dame Margot Fontayne after her death and being surprised to see herself dancing in a clip - whether this is the same footage in each case has yet to be established...]

 

Appearances While with the Royal Ballet (1964-1969)

 

COPPELIA 22nd October 1964, Royal Ballet Opera House, Covent Garden as "Coppelia"

 

COPPELIA 13th February 1965, Royal Ballet Opera House, Covent Garden as "Coppelia"

 

LA BAYADERE 10th March 1965, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden as "A Shadow" 

 

After joining the company from The Royal Ballet Upper School Jan appeared in the annual Royal Ballet School Performance at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden on Saturday, 17th July 1965:

Pas de deux from FLOWER FESTIVAL AT GENZANO [not Jan]

Divertissement from NAPOLI [Jan featured but no named characters]

THE TWO PIGEONS as One of the Young Girl's Friends

 

 Jan was first listed as an artist of The Royal Ballet in the ROYAL BALLET TOURING COMPANY (RBTC) Programme for performances at the Golders Green Hippodrome on Monday 13th and Thursday 16th September 1965 in:

GISELLE as one of the Wilis

 

From 1967-1969 Jan was also a member of Ballet for All, appearing in:

THE TWO COPPÉLIAS (first performed at the Civic Theatre, Rotherham on 26th Sept. 1967) as Swanilda 1870


                                   

 

Jan also appeared in the BBC programme 'At the Garden' on 4th April 1968 (televised on BBC 1) from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden in:
SWAN LAKE Act II as one of the Swans
PAGLIACCI (Unsure if Jan featured)

The Royal Court Theatre, Liverpool staged a week of performances by The Royal Ballet from Monday 7th October, 1968 (Matinees Tuesdays & Saturdays) including on Saturday, 12th October 1968:
SWAN LAKE (A Ballet in Four Acts) with Margot Fontayne in the lead and Jan as one of the Czardas
[Also Listed LA BOUTIQUE FANTASQUE (Ballet in One Act), LES SYLPHIDES, MONOTONES Nos. 1 and 2, GISELLE (Ballet in Two Acts) - casts not given - and CONCERTO with Jan listed amongst the "Artists of the Royal Ballet"]


The RBTC travelled extensively during Jan's time as part of the company - September 1965 to July 1969 - and Jan's appearances included:
SWAN LAKE as One of the Czardas (November 1965 & March 1968)
SOLITAIRE (December 1965)
LA FILLE MAL GARDEE (December 1965)
THE LADY AND THE FOOL (December 1965)
RAYMONDA ACT III as one of the "Hungarian Dance" (7th May 1966, Helsinki)COPPELIA (November 1966)
LES SYLPHIDES as The Nocturne
LA BOUTIQUE FANTASQUE as One of the Four Daughters
MAM'ZELLE ANGOT as One of the Grisettes (including King's Theatre, Glasgow, October 1968)
BLOOD WEDDING (King's Theatre, Glasgow, October 1968)
THE TWO PIGEONS as One of the friends

 

Jan's last appearances with the RBTC were from April - 5th July 1969 in a season at Royal Opera House, Covent Garden including roles in:
SWAN LAKE on 15th March 1969 as one of the Czardas
MAM'ZELLE ANGOT on 23rd March 1969 as one of the Grisettes
THE TWO PIGEONS on 11th June 1969 as one of the Young Girl's Friends
THE HOUSE OF BIRDS on 1st July 1969 as Enchanted Girl

Her last named role was in:
LA BOUTIQUE FANTASQUE on Thursday, 3rd July 1969 as one of the Twelve Friends


Other known Ballet roles :
COPPÉLIÁ (at age 16 (so 1963/64) - in which she got her first review (from Ian Woodward)
RAYMONDA
(when Jan sustained her knee injury! Jan still returned to ballet after this for a while)
SWAN LAKE at Covent Garden with Dame Margot Fontayne (= 15th March 1969 above?)
[Jan left The Royal Ballet in September 1969 to pursue an acting career]