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.

James Barton

Born on the Wirral, James Barton started dancing at the age of three and studied at Elmhurst School for Dance. As a student, performed with Birmingham Royal Ballet in Beauty and the Beast, The Nutcracker, Romeo and Juliet, The Rite of Spring, The Lady and the Fool and Hobson's Choice. He joined Birmingham Royal Ballet in 2006 and was promoted to First Artist in 2011.

Frederick Ashton: Daphnis and Chloë (Shepherd) , La Fille mal gardée, (Alain, Widow Simone), The Dream (Puck) and Enigma Variations (Hew David Steuart Powell).
George Balanchine: Stravinsky Violin Concerto
David Bintley: Cyrano (Cooks, Cadets), Hobson's Choice (Creditors), Carmina burana (Seminarians), Take Five ('Four Square') , Beauty and the Beast and Sylvia ( Magog)
Kim Brandstrup: Pulcinella
Mikhail Fokine: Petrushka (title role)
Oliver Hindle: The Four Seasons ('Autumn')
Kenneth MacMillan: Romeo and Juliet (Mercutio), Concerto (First Movement) and Elite Syncopations ('Alaskan Rag')
Twyla Tharp: Nine Sinatra Songs ('Somethin' Stupid)
Peter Wright's productions of The Nutcracker (Russian Dance), The Sleeping Beauty, Coppélia and Peter Wright and Galina Samsova's production of Swan Lake (Neapolitan Dance)

Second place, Young British Dancer of the Year, 2005

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