21 June 2010
21 June - A Magical Midsummer's Night
A sell-out audience of 200 people filled the Margot Fonteyn Studio Theatre at White Lodge last night - a balmy Summer Solstice evening - to witness a unique artistic collaboration. As part of this year’s ...
14 June 2010
The Royal Ballet School at Gleneagles
The Royal Ballet School’s Outreach Programme has just returned from giving an intensive weekend of ballet training for young dance students at The Gleneagles Hotel in Scotland. The Royal Ballet ...
27 May 2010
Rare Fonteyn headdress to be exhibited in London's West End
A headdress worn by Margot Fonteyn in the 1956 production of Frederick Ashton’s La Péri is to be exhibited at Sprueth Magers London, as part of a major exhibition featuring the work of American ...
26 May 2010
BBC Question Time
The Lower School at White Lodge played host to the BBC’s Question Time on Thursday 20 May. A BBC crew and production team had been at White Lodge since the previous day transforming the Margot Fonteyn ...
17 May 2010
Students from both The Royal Ballet School and Capital City Academy join forces in a unique collaboration.
Forty seven pupils aged 11-15 took part in two performances last Friday and Saturday at The Royal Ballet School, White Lodge in Richmond Park and at Capital City Academy in Willesden. The performances ...
14 May 2010
White Lodge Students have artwork displayed at The Royal College of Art
Rebecca Brotherton and Estelle Bovay, two Year 9 students at The Royal Ballet Lower School, White Lodge, have had their art work chosen from 7,500 entries to be exhibited at The Royal College of Art as ...
14 April 2010
White Lodge students dance as latest P&O ship is named by Darcey Bussell
On Saturday 10 April, former student Darcey Bussell CBE, officially named P&O’s latest ship Azura, before the £380 million cruise liner set off on its maiden voyage around the Mediterranean.
01 April 2010
Royal Ballet School student wins top prize in New York
Graduate year student, William Bracewell, has won the coveted Grand Prix at the Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP) competition in New York. The world’s largest student ballet competition, the final ...
25 March 2010
Ninette de Valois Choreographic Award results
The Annual Ninette de Valois Choreographic Award competition was held at the Lower School, White Lodge on Thursday 25 March. This year’s judges were Dame Monica Mason, Director of The Royal Ballet, ...
24 March 2010
A Day at White Lodge – April Dancing Times
On 25 January, Principal Dancer of The Royal Ballet, Steven McRae, spent an entire day shadowing students at The Royal Ballet Lower School. Steven, also a former student of the School, arrived at White ...
23 March 2010
Ursula Moreton Choreographic Awards 2010 – Results
A special guest joined last Friday’s audience in the Upper School’s Linden Studio Theatre for the finals of the Ursula Moreton Choreographic Awards. Internationally acclaimed choreographer ...
16 March 2010
Young British Dancer of the Year 2010
The Finals of Young British Dancer of the Year 2010 took place on Saturday 13 March at the Royal Opera House’s Linbury Studio Theatre. The competition saw almost 100 young dancers aged 15-17 from ...
12 March 2010
Ninette de Valois: Adventurous Traditionalist, April 2011
Details have been released today about the first-ever conference dedicated to the work of the Founder of The Royal Ballet School and Companies, Dame Ninette de Valois. A special website containing ...
04 March 2010
Anthony Horowitz visits The Royal Ballet Lower School, White Lodge
On Wednesday 3 March 2010, award-winning writer Anthony Horowitz visited White Lodge to coincide with the celebration of World Book Day.
Anthony Horowitz is one of our most celebrated contemporary ...
03 March 2010
On Wednesday 3 March 2010, two students from The Royal Ballet School, accompanied by Royal Ballet School Assistant Director Jay Jolley, were invited to give a special talk at the March meeting of The ...
02 March 2010
The Royal Ballet School headlines Japanese ballet symposium.
The Royal Ballet School’s Director Gailene Stock AM, accompanied by three senior members of the School’s Artistic Staff and four students, represented The Royal Ballet School at a special ...
17 February 2010
Young British Dancer of the Year enters its second decade. Details of this year's Competition have been released. Please go to our Press Releases tab to read the latest press release with full details....
12 February 2010
Generous donation provides new accommodation for Lower and Upper School students
On the morning of Friday 12 February, The Royal Ballet School’s Director, Gailene Stock AM, extended a warm welcome to Mrs Aud Jebsen whose far-sighted generosity has made possible two separate ...
04 February 2010
Three Royal Ballet School students, currently in the graduate year, have already won contracts to join The Royal Ballet and Birmingham Royal Ballet:
Yasmine Naghdi and Sander Blommaert are ...
23 January 2010
Vadim Muntagirov makes London debut in role of Albrecht
Former Royal Ballet School student, Vadim Muntagirov, now First Artist with English National Ballet, made his London début in the role of Albrecht in Mary Skeaping’s production of Giselle ...
21 January 2010
Critics’ Circle National Dance Awards
Royal Ballet School former student Sergei Polunin today scooped the top prize for Outstanding Male Performance (Classical) at the Critics’ Circle National Dance Awards held at the Royal Opera House ...
11 January 2010
Belgian television crew at Upper School
On the first day back after the Christmas and New Year break, we welcomed to the Upper School a three-man crew from the Belgian TV News Programme Koppen.
The crew had been especially despatched ...
26 November 2009
White Lodge student makes Royal Opera House debut.
White Lodge student, Thomas Bedford, gets ready for his début as Fritz on the opening night of Sir Peter Wright’s production of The Nutcracker on Thursday 26 November 2009. Thomas will share ...
17 November 2009
Memorial to the Founders of The Royal Ballet
More than 200 students and staff of The Royal Ballet School today joined a congregation of the great and the good of the dance world at Westminster Abbey for a service to dedicate a memorial to the founders ...
16 November 2009
Tango for students of The Royal Ballet School
On Monday 16 November, second year students were put through their paces by Argentinian Tango experts, Tara Pilbrow and Amir Giles. During the course of their training, students of The Royal Ballet School ...
10 November 2009
Under Secretary of State for Schools, Diana Johnson, visits White Lodge
On 10 November 2009 the Under Secretary of State for Schools, Diana Johnson, was welcomed at The Royal Ballet Lower School at White Lodge, Richmond Park by Chairman Lady Douro, Director Gailene Stock ...
04 November 2009
Insight Day at White Lodge
Over 100 members of the public attended an Insight Day at the Lower School, White Lodge on Tuesday 4 November for a glimpse behind the scenes of The Royal Ballet School. Insight Days represent just one ...
01 October 2009
Tamara Rojo teaches Royal Ballet School students
Tamara Rojo’s first teaching session of the year took place on Thursday 1 October. Taking time from her busy schedule as Principal Dancer with The Royal Ballet, Tamara taught the graduate students ...
24 September 2009
Strictly Come Dancing
On Thursday 24 September, one of The Royal Ballet School's best known former students, Darcey Bussell CBE, visited the Upper School in Covent Garden together with the participants of Strictly Come Dancing. ...
14 September 2009
Collaboration with the Tate Modern
Today the public can share the results of the first-ever collaboration between The Royal Ballet School and Tate Modern with the launch of an exciting on-line game on the Tate Kids website. The game is ...
12 September 2009
2009 Genée International Ballet Competition
Two Royal Ballet School students - 16 year-old Claudia Dean and 17-year old Paul Russell - have won Gold Medals at one of the world's most prestigious ballet competitions. The final of the 2009 Genée ...
19 August 2009
Guernsey Outreach Event
On 19 September, a small party representing The Royal Ballet School arrived in Guernsey led by Outreach Principal, Kathryn Wade. The group also included Tanya Fairburn, ballet teacher from White Lodge ...