Artistry is one of the key elements of our training programme, therefore from the moment you join our school you will be encouraged to take part in a variety of performance events on offer.
Twice a year we hold school performances. In December, we present a showcase in our studio theatre. At the conclusion of our summer term, we present a fully curated programme at a prestigious London theatre, providing you the opportunity to perform a mix of existing classical and contemporary repertoire and specially choreographed work, created and taught by professional choreographers and repetiteurs.
Our second year students have the unique opportunity to perform in English National Ballet’s apprentice touring company. Our students perform a bespoke professionally choreographed ballet commissioned and produced by the Company. Its performances allow students to tour throughout the United Kingdom and learn first hand about the demands of being in a professional ballet company. You will be coached and rehearsed by English National Ballet artistic staff, giving you a valuable insight into the creation of a new ballet. Working with the technical staff touring with you gives you the added bonus of understanding the technical elements required to deliver a new production. This apprentice touring company provides a performing opportunity exclusive to English National Ballet School.
Our third year is designed for performance experience and audition preparation. Whilst continuing your study of all the core disciplines, you will also have the opportunity to rehearse, perform and tour with English National Ballet, take classes and receive coaching from eminent guest teachers and dancers, plus learn and perform historical & current repertoire by renowned international choreographers.
Throughout the year the School is invited to participate in a range of dance and cultural events across the Capital and students from all years have the chance to participate. Past projects have included performances at Chelsea Flower Show, Tate Britain, Big Dance, London Olympics, the Queen’s Garden Party and Move It, the UK’s largest dance exhibition.