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.


The school is seeking to recruit a full-time Houseparent to start January 2019 (or sooner).

The Houseparent will lead and manage a Boarding House supported by a Deputy Houseparent, working under the direction of a member of the pastoral middle leadership team.

Applicants should have proven leadership, excellent organisational skills and experience of working in a boarding environment.  We are looking for a highly motivated person who is calm and professional and is willing to be involved in all aspects of the school work. Applications from those offering skills that relate to the vocational dance environment and a holistic educational ethos are most welcome. This role offers an attractive remuneration package and high quality furnished accommodation.

Closing date:           Midday on Friday 2nd November 2018

Interviews:               w/c 5th November 2018

Further information and an applicant's pack can be downloaded from below. Interested applicants may also request to visit the school by contacting reception on 0121 472 6655.

To apply for this role please download the application pack and forward to Elmhurst Ballet School, F.A.O. Liz Innis, 249 Bristol Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham B5 7UH. Alternatively completed application forms can be emailed to

Elmhurst Ballet School aims to be an equal opportunities employer and is committed to upholding the safety and welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be subject to child protection screening including reference checks with previous employers and a criminal record check via the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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