Borne to Dance 2019

On March 19th 2019, Darcey Bussell and Michael Nunn hosted a spectacular evening of dance performances at The Royal Opera House in aid of Borne.

The magical Paul Hamlyn Hall at the Royal Opera House was the venue for a unique evening of dance by performers from Strictly Come Dancing, The Royal Ballet, English National Ballet, Sir Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures and BalletBoyz, all on the same stage for one evening only.

Hosted by Dame Darcey Bussell and BalletBoyz co-founder, Michael Nunn, the evening was attended by some 250 guests, as well as Borne Patrons Will and Caro Greenwood and Borne Ambassador Greg Rusedski, united in their support for Borne’s pioneering research into the prevention of preterm birth.

“Dance illustrates the beauty that humankind can achieve, given the opportunity. By supporting Borne, a charity close to my heart that is funding vital research to stop babies from being born premature, we can give so many more the opportunity to reach their full potential, unaffected by disability.”

– Dame Darcey Bussell, Borne Patron

“I know from personal experience how life-changing it can be when a child is born with a disability. Preterm birth is linked to many lifelong disabilities such as cerebral palsy, chronic lung disease and other debilitating conditions. This evening is about supporting Borne’s life-saving research on preterm birth, and shining a light on this overlooked and underfunded area of need that leaves many children with a disability.”

– Michael Nunn OBE, Borne Ambassador and co-founder of BalletBoyz

Borne’s vision is a world where a child’s first day should not be its hardest, or its last. Professor Mark Johnson, Professor of Obstetrics at Imperial College, Head of R&D at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and Founder of Borne said: “We need a deeper understanding of pregnancy to understand what causes preterm labour, and only then can we design targeted treatments for each cause.”

“Our research aims to put in place early screening to identify those at risk, and to develop new treatments to delay the onset of preterm labour when complications arise. We are making good progress and our laboratory work is being translated across a range of clinical studies taking place today.”

– Professor Mark Johnson, Borne Founder and Chief Scientific Officer

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