Whilst Duchy Ballet is the brainchild of Kay Jones, its Artistic Director, a small team of people has worked on all the productions, helping to establish the style of the company and the high standards for which the company is now known.
Kay is thrilled that the Duchy Ballet performs to live music whenever possible. From the beginning it was a deliberate decision that the production should be accompanied by an orchestra. For the audience it creates extra excitement adding an audio dimension to the visual. The thrill of live music acts as a great stimulant to the performers encouraging them to be more responsive as they hear the nuances in the music and as they have to be prepared to react to variations in tempi!
When Kay is asked where could an orchestra be found in Cornwall she is proud to be able to point to the great musical tradition in the county, which still thrives today and is evident in the wealth of artistic talent, which has come together to form such a splendid orchestra under the baton of David Frost.