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.

2008: School performances

Romanzen des Herzens

Choreography: Patrick Hinson
Music: Robert Schumann
Costume design: Caroline Mirfin, Patrick Hinson

Bulerias de Jerez

Choreography: Ana García
Music: Jamie Fekete

Amazing Grace

Choreography: Patrick Hinson
Music: Traditional hymn, arr. Captain Haw, transcribed by Ian Richards
Costume designs: Karinska


Choreography: Thorey Mountain
Music: Marvin Hamlisch

A Circumstance for Pomp

Choreography: Matthew Neuenhaus and Thomas Peacock
Assisted by: Michael Ho
Music: Edward Elgar

Calypso Hot

Choreography: Jenny MacNamara
Music: Soca Anthems

Square Up

Choreography: Jenny MacNamara
Music: Dire Straits (re-mixed) and Calvin Harris

Five Easy Peasy

Choreography: Samira Saidi
Music: Igor Stravinsky - Easy pieces for piano
Musicians: Colin Scott and Ian Richards

Raymonda (excerpts)

Choreography: Marius Petipa
Music: Alexander Glazunov
Staged by: Gloria Grigolato, Don Tolj

Meadow of Proverbs

Choreography: David Bintley
Music: Darius Milhaud
Costume and Set designs: Chloe Gamby
Staged by: Patrick Hinson and Denise Whiteman

Summer Days

Choreography: Thorey Mountain
Music: Richard Rodgers


Choreography: Ana García
Music: Jamie Fekete

Peroxide Swing

Choreography: Thorey Mountain
Music: Van Slee, sung by Michael Bublé

Hold On

Choreography: Jenny MacNamara
Music: KT Tunstall

Counter Balance

Choreography: Lee Robinson
Music: Dmitri Shostakovitch

Tritsch-Tratsch Polka

Choreography: Johann Strauss
Music: Denise Lewin

Napoli (Ballabile from Act I)

Choreography: August Bournonville
Music: Eduard Helsted, Gade and Paulli
Staged by: Patrick Hinson
Costume designs: Natalia Barbara


Choreography: Dennie Wilson
Music: Scanner

I Like the Way You Move

Choreography: Jenny MacNamara
Music: BodyRockers

Grand Defilé

Choreography: Elmhurst Ballet Staff
Music: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky – Eugene Onegin

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