Academic and boarding

The Royal Ballet School gives talented dancers the chance to pursue a career in classical ballet, alongside their academic education.

Students train full-time in classical ballet alongside their regular academic studies. Entry is by audition and hard work and dedication is required to progress through the school.

Our students come from across the UK and all over the world and are therefore required to live in boarding houses. Younger pupils live within the grounds of White Lodge, Richmond Park and Upper School students live either in Covent Garden or at our new boarding house in Pimlico.

Learn more about what it's like to be a student of The Royal Ballet School.

Life at White Lodge

Life at Upper School