Sponsor the students

Student sponsorship

We seek the most exceptional young dancers aged 11 to 19 from around the world and offer them the highest quality training to realise their brightest futures.

Admission to the School is needs-blind and based solely on artistic merit and potential in classical ballet. No student should be deterred from applying to the School, and no gifted dancer is turned away due to a lack of financial means. This can only happen with the support of generous individuals, companies and grant-making trusts.

Around 90% of our current full-time students rely on some form of financial support to attend the School. One in six comes from families with a household income of less than £15,000 per annum, and over a third from families with an income of under £40,000.

Provide this vital support and follow the journey of a year group at Upper School in Covent Garden as they graduate to the main stage:

  • Become a Supporting Student Sponsor and join the Patron’s Circle from £10,000
  • Become a Developing Student Sponsor and join the Directors Circle from £20,000
  • Become a Principal Student Sponsor and join the Chairman’s Circle from £30,000
Benefits include:
  • ‘Open studio’ visits to watch class each term
  • Access to all previews and performances
  • Exclusive invitations to curated events
  • Curated communications and impact reporting.

Support the Equal Opportunities Fund from £1,000 per annum and join the Esprit de Corps

We seek to deliver parity of experience for all students. Your support for this fund will make an immediate and tangible difference in students’ daily lives, supporting the purchase of services and items not covered by a student’s fees or bursary but still very much needed. These include uniforms, ballet shoes, travel expenses or rehearsals, audition photographs or school trips for dancers to enjoy with their peers. As the cost of living continues to rise for all families, our Equal Opportunities Fund is essential.

‘Supporting these aspiring young artists is one of the most rewarding and enjoyable things we have ever done’

Richard and Jennie Cunis

‘I will always be grateful to my sponsors for helping me reach my full potential’

Marcelino Sambé, The Royal Ballet

Please contact [email protected] for further information.

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