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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 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.
ARAD, RAD Dip PDTD, RTS Ballet
Gloria was born in Verona, Italy and trained at the John Cranko School in Stuttgart, Germany. She won gold medals at the Danza Europa Awards and the Rugantino Prize in Italy. She was also a finalist at the International Ballet Competition at Osaka in Japan. She danced with Dresden Semperoper and Leipzig Ballet, guested at the Nureyev Festival in Russia and was a Soloist with English National Ballet.
With these companies, her repertory included leading roles in La Fille mal gardée, Don Quixote, Onegin, Paquita, Giselle, The Nutcracker, The Sleeping Beauty, Romeo and Juliet, Cinderella, Raymonda, Coppélia, La Bayadère, Swan Lake, Le Corsaire, Napoli, La Sylphide and Les Sylphides as well as roles in ballets by Neumeier, Kylian, Tetley, Corder, Hind, Béjart, Deane, Hampson, MacMillan, Nureyev and Bournonville. In 2006 she also passed her RAD Professional
Dancers' Teaching Diploma and upon completion took up her current role at Elmhurst, where in addition to teaching, she is a regular choreographer for the school's Summer Shows, and recruits Italian students for the school. She is often invited to be a guest teacher and an adjudicator for exams.