The Dream: Junior Associates learn from the professionals

Click images to enlarge Yesterday Junior Associates were treated to a masterclass in Frederick Ashton’s The Dream, by members of The Royal Ballet. This is the first time The Royal Ballet have held a creative workshop for members of our Associate programme. In total 94 Year 6 Associate students from all eight of our centres around …

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Award-winning children’s author Chris Priestley talks to students

Our Year 8 students were treated to a visit from award-winning children’s author Chris Priestley today. The students are currently studying his book Mister Creecher in parallel with Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. Chris talked to the children about Mary Shelley’s novel and how his own book was inspired by the character of the Monster. The visit was particularly topical, and not just …

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World renowned dancer Cynthia Harvey guest teaches at the School

    Former star of The Royal Ballet and American Ballet Theatre, Cynthia Harvey, has been in School this week teaching students from Year 9 through to our graduate year. Cynthia trained at the Novato School of Dance in Northern California before starting a distinguished career, during which she danced all the major Principal roles – notably partnering …

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A Focus on Creativity: Guest speakers announced

This year we have an exclusive line-up of speakers joining us to explore creativity in ballet education and training including: Kenneth Olumuyiwa Tharp OBE, FRSA (Chief Executive, The Place) Alastair Macaulay (dance critic for the New York Times) Jonothan Needlands DSc, FRSA (Professor of Creative Education, Warwick Business School) Pearl Chesterman (Director of Learning, Birmingham …

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A special event showcasing British dance training

We are pleased to announce an event bringing together the country’s leading dance schools in a collaboration at the Royal Opera House Linbury Studio Theatre in March 2015, hosted by The Royal Ballet School. Spring Celebration: A showcase of British dance training, will be a special evening celebrating the very best of British ballet training. …

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