22 July 2013
Class of 2013: our graduate contracts
Congratulations to our 2013 graduates who have gained the following contracts:
Luca Acri - The Royal Ballet
Annette Buvoli - The Royal Ballet
Matthew Ball - The Royal Ballet
11 July 2013
We announce new Artistic Director Designate
We are pleased to announce the appointment of Christopher Powney to the new post of Artistic Director Designate. Christopher will take up his position in April 2014.
The summer term of 2014 ...
03 July 2013
Associate students raise £800 for Bethany's Wish
Associate students in eight centres around the country have raised £800 pounds for Bethany’s Wish, a charity concerned with Wilm’s kidney tumours in children.
Bethany Polanco ...
24 June 2013
Samuel Zaldivar dances with English National Opera
Samuel Zaldivar, 2nd Year student at the Upper School, has starred as Tadzio in English National Opera’s production of Britten’s Death in Venice which closes at the Coliseum this week and ...
15 June 2013
Gailene Stock awarded CBE in Queen's Honours
Everyone associated with the School sends their warmest congratulations to Gailene Stock, Director of The Royal Ballet School, who has been awarded a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2013. ...
11 June 2013
A visit from the Colombian Ambassador
Today the School played host to the Colombian Ambassador, H.E. Mr Mauricio Rodriguez-Munera.
He was visiting the Upper School to meet Joan Sebastian Zamora, a Colombian student ...
24 May 2013
Character Dance Course of Teachers
Over six days, teachers from across the world have been at the Royal Ballet School learning Maria Fay's character dance training method, which Ninette de Valois brought to the school in 1955.
03 May 2013
Royal Ballet School Students Perform at the Arts Club in Mayfair
On Monday, 29 April, students from The Royal Ballet Upper School participated in an Insight Evening at The Arts Club in Mayfair, for an audience invited by The Royal Ballet School’s Young Committee ...
28 March 2013
Ninette de Valois Junior Choreographic Award 2013
The annual Ninette de Valois Junior Choreographic Award was held at White Lodge on Wednesday 27 March. This award, dedicated to the memory of the School’s founder, is open to Years 7, 8 and 9 (students ...
23 March 2013
Ursula Moreton Choreographic Award 2013 Winners Announced
This year, the Ursula Moreton Choreographic Award celebrated its 40th anniversary. Running for nearly half a century, this competition, which forms the central part of the Upper School students’ ...
20 March 2013
Focus on Style
Sunday 17 March 2013 saw the culmination of a landmark year-long series of five lectures and master classes exploring the European and Russian ballet schools, their influence on Ninette de Valois and ...
09 March 2013
Young British Dancer of the Year 2013 - results announced
The final of the 2013 Young British Dancer of the Year competition was held on Saturday 9 March at the Linbury Studio Theatre, the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.
The winners were:
21 December 2012
BBC’s Antiques Roadshow at White Lodge
It has just been announced that BBC One’s ever-popular Sunday evening programme, Antiques Roadshow, will be filming its 36th series from The Royal Ballet Lower School, White Lodge in Richmond Park ...
14 December 2012
A Merry Christmas from Darcey Bussell
Darcey Bussell dropped into the Upper School in Covent Garden yesterday (Thursday 13 December) to wish students a Merry Christmas before the end of term and to sign copies of her new book Darcey Bussell: ...
13 December 2012
The Kenneth MacMillan Senior Choreographic Award - Winners Announced
The annual Kenneth MacMillan Senior Choreographic Award took place at the Lower School, White Lodge on Thursday 13 December 2012. Sponsored by Lady MacMillan, the Senior Choreographic Award is designed ...
12 December 2012
Lynn Seymour Award - 2012 Winners Announced
The annual Lynn Seymour Award for Expressive Dance took place on Wednesday 12 December at The Royal Ballet Upper School. The judges were Director of The Royal Ballet, Kevin O’Hare, former Director ...
10 December 2012
The Royal Ballet School’s guest appearance on A League of Their Own
Graduate-year students will make a guest appearance on SKY TV’s sports comedy hit A League of Their Own this Friday 14 December at 10pm. On the programme, students will be performing excerpts from ...
09 December 2012
The Royal Ballet School Teacher Training Seminar in Tokyo
The Royal Ballet School has been invited by the President of Amazing Arts - Ms.Haruko Kawanishi - to present a Teacher Training Seminar in Tokyo from 14-16 December. Led by Director, Gailene Stock AM, ...
29 November 2012
Students spend day with Birmingham Royal Ballet
Graduate-year students of The Royal Ballet School travelled to Birmingham yesterday (Wednesday) to spend the day with Birmingham Royal Ballet. The visit was at the invitation of Birmingham Royal Ballet’s ...
28 November 2012
New scholarships awarded
Brooke Ray and David Donnelly are the first Royal Ballet School students to receive two new scholarships which have been generously donated by American figurative artist and sculptor Richard MacDonald. ...
21 November 2012
Students to join The Royal Ballet
Anna Rose O’Sullivan and Marcelino Sambé are the first of the School’s graduate-year students to be offered professional contracts so far this academic year. Both have been invited ...
19 November 2012
Graduates' Gala Performance at The Hague
Two graduate year students from The Royal Ballet School have returned to London, having made a special guest appearance in The Netherlands at the invitation of the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague. Yaoqian ...
15 November 2012
An early Christmas at White Lodge
Christmas arrived more than a month early today when a crew of ten people from The Times took over the Pavlova Studio for the day. A Christmas tree, nutcracker dolls, rocking horses, teddy bears and a ...
13 November 2012
Ballet and sport – a winning partnership
The Royal Ballet School continued its support of developments within the professional sports world today, by welcoming guests from Liverpool Football Club Academy to its Upper School headquarters in Covent ...
21 September 2012
Students in a League of Their Own
On Friday 21 September, fourteen graduate year students from The Royal Ballet School travelled to BBC Elstree Studios to take part in one of television’s most popular comedy programmes, SKY TV’s ...
17 August 2012
The Royal Ballet School highlighted in closing Ceremony of London 2012
The Royal Ballet School featured strongly in the breathtaking finale of the closing ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games on Sunday 12 August.
Former Royal Ballet Principal Dancer, Darcey ...
03 August 2012
Darcey Bussell coaches Summer School students
Taking a break from rehearsals for the Olympic closing ceremony, Darcey Bussell has been coaching students at The Royal Ballet School’s International Summer School in London’s Covent Garden. ...