The Dame Ninette Circle

The dame ninette circle

A lifetime’s enjoyment in the Dame Ninette Circle

When you include a gift to the School in your will, you become a valued part of The Royal Ballet School family and a member of The Dame Ninette Circle. This is in fond recognition of our Founder Dame Ninette de Valois. You will enjoy a special connection with the School during your lifetime and the joy of knowing that you, like her, will be helping future generations of dancers to be the very best they can.

We would ask anyone who has pledged a gift or is planning on doing so, to kindly inform us so that we can recognise your generosity during your lifetime. We know that some people prefer to keep their decision private, but we hope that those who are happy to let us know, will enjoy the benefits below.

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As a member of the Dame Ninette Circle you will receive the following:

  • An annual invitation to a special event at The Royal Ballet School
  • Priority booking for Royal Ballet School events
  • Priority booking for the Summer Performances at Opera Holland Park and the Royal Opera House
  • Termly news and updates from The Royal Ballet School

When a gift has been received, it will be acknowledged with a plaque on one of the seats in the Linden Studio Theatre at Upper School or the Dame Margot Fonteyn Theatre at White Lodge.

We are always happy to discuss other ways in which we can recognise your pledge, through a named bursary fund for student sponsorship, for example.

We always recommend you prepare your will with a solicitor. This is the best way to ensure it’s accurate, legally binding and truly fulfils your wishes.

Learn more about leaving a gift in your will

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