Marion Pettet

Location: Brentwood, Essex
About Marion Pettet - chairman of the Chelmsford Ballet Company

I am the Chairman of The Chelmsford Ballet Company, an amateur company with professional standards. I was elected as Chairman in 2010, having been involved with The Company since 2000.
I am retired from full time employment and now devote myself to the promotion and running of the company. I started to give talks in 2013 to raise awareness of The Company’s work within the local area but found that I really enjoyed giving the presentations. I became an approved WI speaker after successfully auditioning for the Essex Federation in October 2015.

About my talks...

I have given talks to U3As, NWR groups, Rotary Clubs WI etc. My talks are accompanied by Power Point presentations with some truly beautiful pictures and both last approximately 40 minutes but can be lengthened or shortened. I bring some tutus and costumes to illustrate both talks. I supply all of the equipment including a screen where necessary. All of my equipment is PAT compliant.


I do not charge a fee for my personal benefit but ask for a donation of £40 (negotiable depending on size of group) for The Chelmsford Ballet Company (most gratefully accepted.) For myself, I ask for reasonable travel expenses.

My Contact Details:

01277 372056

A Peep Behind the Scenes

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The Chelmsford Ballet Company is an amateur not for profit group run by volunteers. This talk is about the creation of a polished stage production from the Artistic Director’s original vision to the finished performance and includes brief details about the history of the company established in 1949. The talk is suitable for male and female audiences. (The word “Ballet” could easily be replaced by “Opera, Musical Theatre or Stage Play and, whilst tutus are mentioned (How could they not be?) it is more in terms of their creation and logistics of storage.)

Featured Talk - New in 2016

It Won’t Show on Stage

Public Speaker Marion Pettet talks about "It Won’t Show on Stage"

Developed and written by popular request, this talk, whilst covering a brief history of The Company concentrates on the creation of the stunning costumes for which The Company is renowned; covering design, making, alterations and storage.

Marion Pettet Contact Details:

01277 372056