Elaine McDonald OBE
2 May 1943 - 8 December 2018

Elaine McDonald danced with Scottish Ballet from its beginning in 1969, performing all over the world with the Company, before stepping into the role of artistic director of Scottish Ballet for a short time following Peter Darrell's death in 1987. 

Save the date

Monday 20 May 2019, 2pm

Glasgow Cathedral, Castle St, Glasgow G4 0QZ

Scotland’s first ballerina, Elaine was with the Artistic Director Peter Darrell at the formation of Scottish Ballet exactly 50 years ago. Together they laid the foundations for the future of dance in Scotland.

Join us in song, dance and prayer in the breathtaking setting of Glasgow Cathedral as we celebrate the life of a remarkable lady, one of the most influential dancers of her generation.

RSVP to Jim Fletcher by email at rsvp20may@hotmail.com.

Updates confirming details in full will be sent nearer the time.

Those wishing to mark Elaine’s passing are invited to donate to the Dance Professionals Fund - please contact Executive Director Clemmie Cowl at clemmie.cowl@dancefund.org.uk.