Students live in a friendly and caring community which is committed to their safety and welfare. Students receive outstanding Health & Well-being support specifically designed for dancers.
We are proud to be a world class centre of excellence for the training and education of classical ballet dancers where graduating students are prepared to secure contracts with national and international ballet companies. Teachers come from successful professional dance backgrounds and teach with passion and commitment.
A student-focussed learning experience maximises each studentís potential in learning, living and dancing skills. The positive learning environment and high expectations prepare our graduates for life in the very best national and international ballet companies.
Elmhurst in Association with Birmingham Royal Ballet is a world renowned centre of excellence for the training and education of ballet dancers. Students are equipped with the skills, resilience and creativity to succeed and make a difference in the professional dance world and beyond.

Heather Habens

BA (Hons)
Contemporary Dance Teacher

Heather Habens trained at the Laban Centre, London, where, after completing a BA (Hons), she took the one-year Advanced Performance Course (Transitions Dance Company). She has performed with Matthew Bourne's Adventures in Motion Pictures / New Adventures: Nutcracker!, Swan Lake, Highland Fling, Cinderella, The Car Man and Edward Scissorhands. She has also danced in a number of opera productions (English National Opera, English Touring Opera, Birmingham NEC, Earl's Court). She has choreographed for theatre and opera (RSC, including Beauty and the Beast and Merry Wives, The Musical; ENO/Barcelona Liceu, A Midsummer Night's Dream). She has taught at the Laban Centre, The Place, for Rambert Evening School, English National Ballet School and been a guest teacher for numerous dance companies and shows.

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