Our Next Step
English National Ballet School are excited to be moving to a new combined home at London City Island later this year. with English National Ballet. These state-of-the-art facilities will ensure we are able to continue to offer the excellent training we pride ourselves on in significantly better facilities than our current home and befitting to a world-class school – one that provides inspiration and encourages ambition.
The School will occupy two floors and will have three large hi-tech studios, a gym, a multi- purpose room for specialist training, tutoring, rehabilitation and student support. There is a lecture room for academic study, a large student common room, male and female changing rooms and office space for administration staff. We will also have the opportunity to work in the Company’s theatre size production studio.
Brining the School and Company together under one roof will be aspirational for our students providing unique training opportunities alongside the Company and helping them make those important steps taking them even closer to their careers as professional dancers.
We need your help in supporting the final stages of creating our new home within the building. Please help by donating to our Next Step Campaign and become a part of the Schools' exciting future. Here are some examples of how your donation can help:
£50 Lockers for student changing rooms
Our students spend very long days in School. It is important for them to have somewhere safe to keep their belongings. Their bags are fit to bursting with ballet shoes, leatards, warm up boots and academic books!
£100 Chairs for lecture room
We are excited to have a state-of-the-art lecture room for academic study. Alongside their ballet studies students have regular lessons in Dance History, Dance on Screen and Choreography.
£250 IT equipment for lecture room
Our ambition is to match our cutting edge facilities with cutting edge teaching and the use of technology is essential in this. Thankfully there is much historical dance footage available in digital format and access to this during classes is essential for our students.
£500 Gym & Pilates Equipment
We place great emphasis on student health and physical welfare. A fully equipped gym and pilates studio will ensure our students have the best possible equipment as well as advice and guidance from our healthcare team to ensure they stay in top mental and physical health to achieve peak performance.
Live music is an essential aspect of our daily classes and we are fortunate enough to have a world class team of pianists who will fill our corridors with glorious music.
£5,000 + Naming of a dedicated space
Our fantastic new spaces give us the chance to dedicate them to people who feel as passionate as we do about nurturing and developing the next generation of dancers.
English National Ballet School Naming Board
We would like to thank all our supporters and make them part of our future by acknowledging all donations of £50 and above on our Next Step naming board which will be placed in our new home. Your generosity will be recognised by generations to come.
To find out more please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org or call our development department on +44 (0) 20 7376 7076.