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Guest Teacher Programme

Our students are taught The Royal Ballet School’s own unique system of training. It is however, essential to the artistic development of a young dancer to be exposed to the widest possible range of teaching and performance styles.

The School works with some of the finest teachers and coaches in the world, all eager to share their expertise with our students. Recent guest teachers have included Jean Yves Esquerre (San Francisco Ballet), Emilietta Ettlin from New York and Francesca Zumbo (Paris Opera Ballet). Royal Ballet Principal Dancers also regularly augment the School’s artistic faculty.

Striving to develop the annual Guest Teacher Programme requires on-going financial support to cover fees, airfares and accommodation for the teachers. Its scope and success depends entirely on our Sponsors’ support.

Guest Teacher Sponsors receive:

  • Opportunities to watch classes given by the Guest Teacher
  • Inclusion in any press releases relating to the programme
  • Invitations to Royal Ballet School events throughout the year
  • Tickets to The Royal Ballet School Summer Performance at the Royal Opera House
  • Grateful acknowledgement in the School’s Annual Report
  • Encore – The Royal Ballet School’s biannual e-newsletter


Sponsorship of a guest teacher is between £3,500 and £5,000.

If you are interested in sponsoring a guest teacher, please contact:

Head of Development, The Royal Ballet School, 46 Floral Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E 9DA

T: +44 (0) 20 7845 7070, e: