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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.
Born in Leicester, Lewis Turner trained at Elmhurst School for Dance. He was awarded a Prix de
Lausanne scholarship in January 2010 and completed his year-long apprenticeship prize with Birmingham Royal
Ballet before joining the Company. He also won the Contemporary Dance prize. As a student he danced with the
Company in Cyrano, Swan Lake, Slaughter on Tenth Avenue and Theme and Variations. His repertory
with Birmingham Royal Ballet includes Coppélia ('Call to Arms'), Carmina burana
(Seminarian), The Sleeping Beauty, The Nutcracker (Jack-in-the-box) and Beauty and the