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.

Three out of the 12 finalists in the Royal Academy of Dance’s flagship international competition are from Elmhurst:  Jade Wallace, Hamish Scott and Connor Williams were selected out of a possible 88 candidates, representing the finest young dancers trained in the RAD syllabus from across the globe.

Elmhurst’s Artistic Director, Robert Parker said: “This is an incredible achievement. Huge congratulations to our finalists and well done to all Elmhurst entrants who each and every one of you performed so beautifully.  This is a tough competition where students compete against the very best in the world and I am very proud that Elmhurst Ballet School continues to excel on a world stage.”

Now in its 85th year, the competition which was founded in London, is now a truly global event and one of the most prestigious in the world.  Candidates receive a unique opportunity to work with renowned choreographers and teachers for five days before performing at the semi-finals, and then the final, where they compete for a range of medals.

Winning the Genée is a tremendous accolade and past medalists have gone on to work for some of the best ballet companies around the world.

Find out more about the Genée  at

Three Elmhurst students go through to Genee finals

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