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.

Joseph Roberts

BA Joint Honours German and Italian, CPE Law , PGCE, M.A. Translation Studies, (French, German and Italian).

Joe studied languages and law at the University of Birmingham for 5 years and lived in Siena and Bamberg for a year. Apart from languages, Joe is a cellist and enjoys playing in various orchestras and ensembles. He is a member of the Sinfonia of Birmingham and plays in weddings and in musicals. After a university friend invited him to see the Birmingham Royal Ballet 15 years ago, he found himself loving ballet and took classes at the Dance Xchange. Sadly he ceased lessons shortly after being told to ‘just do the arms’! Joe has taught for 14 years in two secondary schools as a classroom teacher and Advanced Skills Teacher and he is also a Teaching Fellow of the University of Warwick. Working at Elmhurst is a dream come true combing teaching languages in an environment full of music and ballet.

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