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.

Graduate Employment

Students who graduated in 2015 have found employment as follows: 

  • Georgina Ashworth Kwasnik, Manchester University
  • Corrine Cox, Pilzen Ballet, Czech Republic
  • Alice Cunningham, Middlesex University
  • Jules Davies Hinds, Northern Ballet Theatre, Graduate Programme
  • Rosanna Ely, Birmingham Royal Ballet
  • Gemma Gullefer, Dortmund Ballet
  • Mami Hagihara, Pilzen Ballet, Czech Republic
  • Sebastian Held, Serbia National Ballet Belgrade
  • Jared Hinton, Graduate Placement at Elmhurst
  • Grace Hume, Graduate Placement at Elmhurst
  • Joshua Lee, Alberta Ballet, Canada
  • Lily Murray, San Diego Ballet / Alberta Ballet
  • Laura Myers, Durham University
  • Dean Rushton, Romanian National Ballet
  • Rebecca Scanlon, Chantry Dance Company
  • Archie Sladen, Pilzen Ballet, Czech Republic
  • Leonie Thomas, Northern Ballet Theatre, Graduate Programme 

    Students who graduated in 2014 have found employment as follows:

  • Alice Balhatchet, reading English Literature at York University
  • Madeleine Bantick, Northern Ballet Academy
  • Alistair Beattie, Bucharest National Ballet
  • Jessica Bellini, Cinevox Junior Company
  • Bumni Bodija, reading Mathematics at City University London
  • Isaac Cohen, Atlantic City Ballet
  • Charlotte Goffin, summer 2014 contract in English National Ballet’s Romeo and Juliet
  • Catherine Gurr, Ballet West Trainee Programme USA
  • Riho Majima, University in Japan
  • Yujin Muraishi, Slovenian National Ballet
  • Ririka Oishi, Lion King
  • Paul Oliver, Ballet Ireland
  • Curtis Pooley, Northern Ballet Graduate programme
  • Stephanie Rae, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (BA Modern Ballet)
  • Maki Sekuzu, Birmingham Royal Ballet
  • Madison Vallance, Sea Cruise UK Limited


    Students who graduated in 2013 have found employment as follows:

  • Katie Bagshaw, Graduate placement at Elmhurst
  • Elisabetta Barbieri, Balleto di Milano
  • Joseph Cane, National Ballet of Croatia
  • Michela Clarke, Graduate placement at Elmhurst
  • Taylor Clow, Serbian National Ballet
  • Gabrielle Fairhead, Just Live Dance, Singapore; now working for a BA Honours degree
  • Michael Gibbons, Poznan National Opera Ballet
  • Georgia Giboin, Vanemuine Theatre, Estonia
  • Rebecca Jackson, Graduate placement at Elmhurst
  • Jessica-Jo Marshall, currently studying at Middlesex University
  • Felicity McGee, Apprentice at Balleto di Sienna
  • Shaun Mendum, Ballet Wales
  • Eri Nishibara, Romanian Ballet Company
  • Nastazia Philippou, National Theatre Ballet, Brno
  • Max Robertson, Serbian National Ballet
  • Caspar Stadler, Apprentice at Boston Ballet
  • Julia Vargas Gil, Ballet Dortmund
  • Damani Williams, Graduate placement at Elmhurst


    Students who graduated in 2012 went on to study further or found employment as follows:

  • Corey Annand, Tivoli Pantomime Theatre, Denmark; Royal Opera House Metamorphosis, London and New York performances
  • Lydia Arnoux, Ballet Cymru
  • Giulia Bellotti, The National Moravian-Silesian Theatre
  • Zoe Epstein, Romanian National Ballet
  • Miles Gilliver, Singapore Dance Theatre; Birmingham Royal Ballet (from August 2013)
  • Adam Harris, The National Moravian-Silesian Theatre
  • Olivia Holland, The Royal Ballet of Flanders (December 2011-June 2012); Northern Ballet (from August 2012)
  • Daisy Hulbert, The National Moravian-Silesian Theatre
  • Katrina Kelly, season with Vienna Festival Ballet
  • Anna Monleon, Birmingham Royal Ballet
  • Emma Price, Vanemuine Theatre, Estonia
  • Joseph Taylor, Northern Ballet
  • Takeshi Watanabe, Polish National Ballet
  • Joshua Woodhams, Vanemuine Theatre, Estonia


    Students who graduated in 2011 went on to study further or found employment as follows:

  • Orazio Di Bella - Slovak National Theatre
  • Marina Bull - Croatian National Theatre, Zagreb; Ballet Manila (from 2013)
  • Jack Henry - Disney
  • Scarlet Hollands - Bratislava Ballet
  • Yamato Mashiko - K-Ballet, Japan
  • Lawrence Massie - Vanemuine Theatre, Estonia
  • Lauren McCarron - Dortmund Ballet
  • Shaun McLaughlin - Croatia
  • Giulia Montesello - Vanemuine Theatre, Estonia
  • Abigail Prudames - Northern Ballet Theatre Apprentice
  • Sophie Rance - Vanemuine Theatre, Estonia
  • Keith Reynolds - Vanemuine Theatre, Estonia
  • Ben Roomes - Vanemuine Theatre, Estonia
  • Charlotte Davies – Disney Park
  • Lauren Rhodes - Disney Park

    Students who graduated in 2010 went on to study further or found employment as follows:

  • Joshua Barwick – Northern Ballet Theatre
  • Sam Brown - Estonian National Ballet
  • Sinead Bunn - Munich Ballet
  • Stefania Cardaci – Ballet de L’Opera National de Bordeaux
  • Jordan Clayton - Zurich Ballet
  • Andrew Cummings - Zurich Ballet
  • Nicol Edmonds - Finnish National Ballet; The Royal Ballet (from autumn 2012)
  • Emily Hunt - dancing in The Snowman
  • Nicole Muratov - Bordeaux National Ballet
  • Lewis Turner - Birmingham Royal Ballet
  • George Willé-Williams - Vanemuine Theatre, Estonia
  • Oliver Wraith - Dance Cyprus
  • Marina Yatsushiro - Singapore Ballet Theatre

    Students who graduated in 2009 went on to study further or found employment as follows:

  • Amie Ashford – one-year apprenticeship with New English Contemporary Ballet, followed by Disneyland Tokyo
  • Jake Burden – Theater Magdeburg, Germany
  • Stefania Cardaci – three-month contract with Bordeaux National Ballet
  • Natasha Chung – L’Ecole atelier Béjart Rudra, Switzerland
  • Dan Clarke – Northern Ballet, Apprenticeship, followed by Estonia National Ballet
  • Maria Engel – Ballet Theatre UK, followed by Vanemuine Theatre, Estonia
  • Rebecca Hartley – Dancer, Disneyland Paris
  • Jade Heusen – Birmingham Royal Ballet
  • Matthew Jordan – Vanemuine Theatre, Estonia
  • Anthony Maloney – Vanemuine Theatre, Estonia
  • Martin Milner – Vienna State Opera, Apprenticeship, followed by Munich Ballet
  • Alicia Nelson - toured with ENB in Swan Lake (June 2010), followed by Vanemuine Theatre, Estonia
  • Gemma Paganelli – London Contemporary Dance School
  • Vanessa Spiteri – Ballet Du Capitale, Toulouse
  • Nanase Tanaka - Singapore Dance Theatre
  • Alexandra Walton – Bratislava, Slovakia
  • Rex Wheeler – Slovak National Theatre, Bratislava, followed by Sacramento Ballet
  • Nanoko Yamamoto – Brandon Ballet, USA
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    Elmhurst 2010 graduate Nicol Edmonds now dancing with The Royal Ballet

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