International tours and exchanges

Once or twice a year we offer the graduate year students an opportunity to perform overseas, sharing the expertise and reputation of the School with the rest of the world.

This is particularly valuable for students on the brink of their professional careers to hone their performance skills.

Recent tours have been to Japan, Canada, Russia, Paris, Italy and the US (New York, Salt Lake City, Washington DC, Richmond, Virginia).

The School also runs exchange programmes with other vocational ballet schools designed to give students first-hand experience of the training systems and performance styles of other great schools and the benefit of training with other high-achieving students.

Recent exchanges have been with The Vaganova Academy in St Petersburg, American Ballet Theatre Studio Company in New York and Richmond Ballet in Virginia.

Tours and exchanges are only made possible with financial support to cover airfares, visas, accommodation, ground transport, staffing, theatre costs and ancillary expenses.

Tour and exchange sponsors receive:

  • The opportunity to attend classes or rehearsals at The Royal Ballet School prior to leaving
  • VIP tickets to the preview performance in London
  • Acknowledgement in the printed tour programme
  • An agreed number of tickets to the overseas performance
  • Inclusion in any press releases or promotional material relating to the tour
  • 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


If you are interested in sponsoring a tour or exchange, please contact:

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

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