The Royal Ballet School’s end of year performances are an opportunity to witness the exceptional talent of its young dancers, and are a must-see for all ballet fans.
29 June at 7.30pm
30 June at 7.30pm
1 July at 2.30pm
1 July at 7.30pm
Founded in 1926 by Dame Ninette de Valois, The Royal Ballet School is one of the world’s greatest centres of classical ballet training and is the official school of both The Royal Ballet and Birmingham Royal Ballet companies.
For generations, it has produced dancers and choreographers of international renown – from Margot Fonteyn, Kenneth MacMillan, Antoinette Sibley, Anthony Dowell, Anya Linden, David Bintley and Darcey Bussell, to a new generation currently making its mark on the world stage – Lauren Cuthbertson, Steven McRae, Vadim Muntagirov, Edward Watson and exciting choreographers Christopher Wheeldon and Liam Scarlett to name but a few.
The School trains and educates outstanding classical ballet dancers for The Royal Ballet companies and other top UK and international dance companies, and in doing so sets the standards in ballet training, nationally and internationally. Indeed, for ten consecutive years, 100% of graduating students have gained contracts with ballet companies around the world.
The School’s end of year performances are an opportunity to witness the exceptional talent of its young dancers, and are a must-see for all ballet fans.
These four outstanding performances will feature dancers from all years of the School in a mixed programme of classical ballet repertoire, contemporary and character pieces, with work by choreographers such as Kenneth MacMillan, Frederick Ashton, August Bournonville, Michel Fokine, Ohad Naharin, Didy Veldman, Hans van Manen, Jonathan Watkins and Kristen McNally.
Thursday 29 June, 7.30pm – Predominantly Upper School (16-19 year olds)
Friday 30 June, 7.30pm – Predominantly White Lodge (11-16 year olds)
Saturday 1 July, 2.30pm – Predominantly White Lodge (11-16 year olds)
Saturday 1 July, 7.30pm – Predominantly Upper School (16-19 year olds)
Approximate running time: 2 hours 20 minutes with 25 minute interval
Generously sponsored by Imagination.