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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.
Pilates Certificate, Master Stretch Cert. Body Conditioning & Pilates
Judith joined Elmhurst when the school moved to Birmingham in 2004, in order to develop and teach the Sthenos programme. She trained at the Royal Ballet School and danced with London Festival Ballet, Sadler’s Wells Royal Ballet and Norwegian National Ballet. As a Senior Soloist, she danced in ballets by Ashton, Balanchine, Bintley, Bournonville, Corder, Cranko, de Valois, Fokine, MacMillan, Spoerli, Tudor and Wright.
She won the Oslo Dance Critics’ Prize for her performance of Anna in Anna Karenina and danced with Rudolph Nureyev in his Paris Opéra production of The Sleeping Beauty. She has also performed on television and for charity galas in the presence of HRH The Prince of Wales, HM The Queen and the Royal Family of Belgium.
Upon retiring, she became a qualified Pilates instructor, then worked with dancers of Norwegian National Ballet and at the Oslo Ballet School. She has also taught at the Corraine Collins School of Dance in Cheltenham and worked with young people with physical and mental disabilities.