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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.
Andrea Tredinnick M.A., Dip Psych (Open), M.Sc., PDTD (RAD)
Andrea trained at the Royal Ballet Upper School before joining Sadler’s Wells Royal Ballet, which later became Birmingham Royal Ballet. She danced with the company for 24 years, 18 of which as a First Soloist, performing in much of Birmingham Royal Ballet’s repertoire. Her repertory included Odette/Odile (Swan Lake), Myrtha, Queen of the Wilis (Giselle) and leading and soloist roles in ballets by Ashton (Enigma Variations,Birthday Offering,
Symphonic Variations, Dante Sonata, Façade, and The Dream), Balanchine (Agon,Serenade,Symphony in Three Movements), Bintley (Flowers of the Forest, The Nutcracker Sweeties, Brahms Handel Variations, The Protecting Veil, The Shakespeare Suite), MacMillan (Concerto,Elite Syncopations, Romeo and Juliet ), Van Manen (Grosse Fuge, Five Tangos) and in Peter Wright's productions of The Nutcracker, The Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake and Coppélia.
Andrea left Birmingham Royal Ballet in 2011 to undertake the Royal Academy of Dance Professional Dancers’ Teaching Diploma, and a M.Sc. in Sport and Exercise Psychology, passing both with distinction. She has been teaching for Elmhurst Ballet School since 2012. Her other teaching experience includes: Birmingham Royal Ballet’s Department for Learning, the University of Wolverhampton, The Royal Academy of Dance, Centre for Advanced Dance Training (Birmingham), ACE Music and Dance, and DanceXchange.