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 student’s 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.

Latest stories

 David Bintley choreographs for Elmhurst Summer Shows
10 May 2017
 A quarter of Genée finalists are from Elmhurst
09 December 2016
 Elmhurst Ballet School unveils new name
07 October 2016
 Elmhurst students excel in RAD exams
01 September 2016
 Best ever academic results
01 September 2016



Chantry Dance brings Ulysses to Elmhurst
Elmhurst Summer School success
Dance teachers prefer Elmhurst Ballet School
Term dates announced
Elmhurst Summer Shows - showcasing student talent
Alumni return to School for annual event


ELMHURST IS EXCELLENT - ISI Inspection result 2015
Elmhurst In Japan 2015
10th Anniversary Fundraising Gala Performance
'Outstanding' Ofsted 2015
Term Dates Autumn 2015 - Summer 2016
Move It 2015
HRH Duchess of Cornwall visits Elmhurst


Additional January audition date added, 26/9/14
Audition dates listed here, 1/8/14
Student blog from Japan International Youth Ballet
Elmhurst Gala launches the Future of the School
Elmhurst at Move It 2014
Audition dates for Elmhurst Associates announced, 17/2/14


Elmhurst Fundraising Gala 2013
Elmhurst Sixth Form Summer Shows 2013
Elmhurst at Move It


Elmhurst on TV
2012 GCSE results announced
2012 AS/A2 results announced
Student blog from Japan International Youth Ballet
Elmhurst's Lydia Holt carries Olympic flame
Elmhurst Principal Jessica Ward interviewed for Birmingham Post
Elmhurst has announced audition dates for 2013 entry
Roy Shields announced as Elmhurst's new Chair of Governors, 27/4/12
Elmhurst 2010 Graduate Nicol Edmonds has announced he is joining The Royal Ballet, 23/4/12


Michelle Blair and Sarah Harvey teaching at Elmhurst during Spring 2012 term
Elmhurst success at November Cecchetti Competition
Elmhurst Announces Appointment of New Artistic Director
Elmhurst students present 1000 origami cranes as tribute to the Japanese people

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