London City Island

An update from English National Ballet School

Due to the impact of the pandemic, the School had to re-evaluate its plans to relocate with English National Ballet at London City Island last year and remained at its current home in Hortensia Road, Chelsea.

The School's priority was then and is now to continue to provide the best possible training for its students and limit the amount of disruption caused during the pandemic. It is a testament to our staff, students and parents that the School has not only coped so admirably with the challenges it has faced but also flourished. The expansion of the School to include a Professional Trainee Programme is just one example of our response to the pandemic.

The School and English National Ballet recognise that their original plan for the School to relocate to London City Island is no longer viable. As both organisations emerge from the impact of the pandemic and re-examine their requirements, they will maintain their close links and continue to work collaboratively together.

In the meantime, the School will remain at its current home in Chelsea for the present time, continuing to work with its partners at bbodance and Chelsea Theatre so that students can benefit from the excellent facilities their premises offer in addition to our base on Hortensia Road.