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Welcoming Paul Kay as Artistic Manager: Intensive Courses and Auditions (UK)

Welcoming Paul Kay as Artistic Manager: Intensive Courses and Auditions (UK) This month we welcome former Royal Ballet Soloist Paul Kay back to the School to take up the post of Artistic Manager: Intensive Courses and Auditions (UK). Paul was a Junior Associate and then full-time student at both White Lodge and Upper School, graduating …

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Reflections on our performances at Opera Holland Park

Reflections on our performances at Opera Holland Park From Wednesday 6 to Saturday 9 July, students from all years at White Lodge and Upper School performed 5 triumphant shows at beautiful Opera Holland Park. This was the first time the School had performed at the venue since 2019, and it’s safe to say the excitement …

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Celebrating our 2022 Summer Performances

Celebrating our 2022 Summer Performances Saturday 16 July saw our students take to the stage at the Royal Opera House for their final performance this academic year. It was an exuberant, emotional occasion as the whole School were able to perform together for the first time since 2019, in what Artistic Director Christopher Powney described …

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New one-day Intensive Courses in Leeds, London and Manchester this autumn

New one-day Intensive Courses in Leeds, London and Manchester this autumn We’re excited to be introducing a series of new one-day Intensive Courses this October, taking place in Leeds, Manchester and London. The courses will take place at Debut Studios in Stockport and Yorkshire Dance Centre in Leeds on 24 and 25 October, and at …

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Graduation 2022

Graduation 2022 Following their outstanding final Summer Performance at the Royal Opera House on Saturday 16 July, the graduation ceremony for our Pre-professional students was held in the Linden Studio Theatre at Upper School, attended by students’ families, friends, supporters and special guests. It was a joyful and emotional celebration of our graduating students and …

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Darcey Bussell films at White Lodge for Royal Road Trip

Darcey Bussell films at White Lodge for Royal Road Trip Our alumna Dame Darcey Bussell has recently fronted a new four-part series for More4 in celebration of Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee. In the programme, she travels to several locations across the UK that are significant to the Queen and her history. She also discovers …

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Student interviews Carlos Acosta and Lauren Waine from Birmingham Royal Ballet

Student interviews Carlos Acosta and Lauren Waine from Birmingham Royal Ballet This week, Pre-professional student Oscar Kempsey-Fagg interviewed Birmingham Royal Ballet Director and Royal Ballet School Governor Carlos Acosta, as well as alumna and Birmingham Royal Ballet Artist Lucy Waine. During the Instagram Live chat, the three spoke about Carlos’ new production of Don Quixote. …

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