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Young British Dancer of the Year 2014 winners announced

Royal Ballet School student Erik Woolhouse, 17, was named Young British Dancer of the Year 2014 at the finals of the Award at the Royal Opera House on Saturday. Erik performed Albrecht’s variation from Act 2 of Giselle, followed by the Male Pas de Deux variation from Le Corsaire. His prize was £3,000. Second prize went to Royal Ballet …

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Winning choreography

Last week students performed in Advancing Creativity, a double bill that showcased the creative work of the School through two of our key projects: the Ursula Moreton Choreographic Competition and aDvANCE. These innovative projects provide opportunities for our Covent Garden-based students to explore their creativity and develop choreographic skills through original work. Ursula Moreton Choreographic Competition The event opened …

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Royal Ballet Director talks to students about The Dream

Director of The Royal Ballet, Kevin O’Hare, visited the School yesterday to talk to our 2nd Year students in Covent Garden about the choreography of Frederick Ashton’s ballet The Dream. The students are currently working in collaboration with other secondary school pupils to create new choreography inspired by The Dream. Students study Dance Appreciation as …

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Winners of Kenneth MacMillan Choreographic Award announced

The annual Kenneth MacMillan Senior Choreographic Award took place today at our White Lodge base, with ten pieces of original choreography created by our Year 10 and 11 students. The award recognises creative talent and encourages students to work imaginatively with music, with choreography forming a key part of their training at School. This year …

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