From Basel, Switzerland 29th September, 2005.


…informing you of the sad passing away of Paul Watson. He was diagnosed with bone cancer and given 2 weeks to live and left this life last night.

He was for many years a dancer with London City Ballet under the direction of Harold King. In the last few years he has been on the teaching faculty at Arts ED (Tring), and had a passion for dance and teaching.

We did the RAD Teachers course together and in times of stress and desperation he would lighten the intensity with a joke or a story of his travels and years in the dance world. I wouldn^t have got through the course without him. Although not yet 40 he deserves to be remembered on the list of distinguished artists (In Memoriam page).

My condolences to all that were privileged to share in his wit (which could be as sharp as a razor) and his charm.