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.

Roy Shields announced as Elmhurst's new Chair of Governors

Elmhurst is pleased to release the following statement today, Friday 27 April 2012:

ELMHURST SCHOOL FOR DANCE in Association with Birmingham Royal Ballet


I am extremely privileged to have taken over the role of Chairman of the Board of Governors of Elmhurst School for Dance at the Governorsí recent Annual General Meeting.

I wish to place on record the Schoolís and the Boardís thanks to Ann Worley former Chairman for all her hard work and commitment in successfully bringing Elmhurst through its early formative years in Birmingham and its integration into the local community.

It continues to be an absolute delight to see the enthusiasm and dedication of the young professionals in training in our care. It is the schoolís mission to ensure that we provide the right environment, encouragement, training, support and opportunities for all who contribute; especially the staff, students, families, collaborators, prospective employers and sponsors.

The school has come a long way since the move to Birmingham in 2004 to forge a unique association with Birmingham Royal Ballet but we still have much to do to ensure that the full potential of our unique collaboration is achieved for the benefit of all.

I look forward to working with you all to help ensure the school delivers future generations of world class talented dancers.

Roy Shields
Chair of Governors


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