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By leaving a financial legacy to The Royal Ballet School you can help young people achieve their dreams, creating dancers to awaken your passion for ballet in the audiences of the future.

We welcome legacies from anyone who would like to convey their love of ballet in their will. Where possible we encourage legacies to be bequeathed to our Endowment Fund where they will provide the School with a vital source of sustainable income, which may be applied where needs or opportunities are greatest; sponsoring a student’s training, commissioning new choreography or developing the School’s facilities.

If you would like to remember The Royal Ballet School in your will, please download our Legacy Leaflet or contact our Development Department who would be delighted to discuss this further.

Your gift, their future

Our legacy

The Royal Ballet School has been at the cornerstone of classical British ballet for over 80 years. Its legacy has been to provide the world with generations of renowned dancers and choreographers. The School continues to aspire to train young people with a gift and desire to dance, nurturing and refining them into talented and inspirational performers who will follow in the footsteps of the other Royal Ballet School students such as Margot Fonteyn, Kenneth MacMillan, Anya Linden, Anthony Dowell, Antoinette Sibley and Darcey Bussell. See Alumni.

Fundamental to fulfilling this objective is the generosity of individuals or grant giving bodies who value and support the aspirations of the School. Since its foundation, such benefactors have played an essential part in the continued success of The Royal Ballet School and its work, and our need for financial support is as real today as ever.

Every day we benefit from the legacy of other people’s creativity, efforts and generosity. All around us we see reflections of the visions, hopes and passions of the people who have come before us, unselfishly left behind for us to enjoy.