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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 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.
Laura-Jane Gibson was born in Ayrshire, training locally with Kerry Bolland and Penny Withers before
joining the Scottish Ballet as a Junior and then Senior Associate. She began training with Elmhurst School
for Dance in 2004, and as a student danced with Birmingham Royal Ballet in The Sleeping Beauty, The
Nutcracker, La Fille mal gardée, The Firebird, Checkmate and Symphony in Three Movements.
She joined the Company in 2007.
REPERTORY INCLUDES Frederick Ashton:Daphnis and Chloè (Pirate, Shepherdess), Enigma Variations
(Sailor girl), The Dream (Fairies), The Two Pigeons (Gypsies) George Balanchine:Concerto barocco, Serenade, Theme and Variations David Bintley:Beauty and the Beast (Birds of the Air, Servant, Court Beast), Edward
II (French Courtier), Take Five ('Three to Get Ready'), The Orpheus Suite (Groupies,
Furies), The Shakespeare Suite, Galanteries, 'Still Life' at the Penguin Café,
Sylvia (Slave, Huntress), The Dance House, Cyrano, E=mc², Allegri diversi,
Cinderella ('Spring' and 'Autumn') and David Bintley and Galina Samsova's production of
Giselle (Wilis) Michael Corder:Le Baiser de la fée (Bride's Friend, Sprite, Villager) Mikhail Fokine:Petrushka Kit Holder:Printer Jam Kenneth MacMillan: Romeo and Juliet
(Juliet's friends), Elite Syncopations Marius Petipa:Paquita, Raymonda Act III (pas de trois) Gary Stewart:The Centre and its Opposite Twyla Tharp:In the Upper Room Hans van Manen:Grosse Fuge Peter Wright:The Nutcracker (Lead Flower, Mirliton, Snowflake,Ballet Student),
Coppélia (Czárdás, Chinese Doll, 'Dance of the
Hours', 'Work'), The Sleeping
Beauty (Fairy of Song and Fairy of Modesty) and Peter Wright and Galina Samsova's
production of Swan Lake (Swan, Czárdás)