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.

Patricia Tierney

Benesh Notation

Born in Leicester, Patricia TierneyDance Notator, trained at Bush Davies School, Rambert Academy and studied Benesh Movement Notation at the Benesh Institute London. She joined the Hamburg Ballet as Choreologist under the direction of John Neumeier in 1987, returning to England in 1992 to work as Choreologist at English National Ballet before joining Birmingham Royal Ballet in 1993 as a Dance Notator. She has notated and assisted in rehearsals of new ballets and revivals of works across the repertory, assisting David Bintley with the staging of his ballets; Carmina burana, E=mc2 and Faster for the National Ballet of Japan and Atlanta Ballet. Most recently she staged two ballets by Frederick Ashton ; The Dream for the Ballet of the National Opera House Bucharest and Enigma Variations  for Sarasota Ballet.  

Since 2009, she has been teaching the  two year Benesh Movement Notation course ‘Score Reading For Dancers’  to sixth-form students here at Elmhurst School for Dance.

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Patricia Tierney, Benesh Notation

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