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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.

Artistic Faculty

Robert Parker MPhil, PDTD (RAD)
Artistic Director, Ballet

Denise Whiteman LRAD, ARAD, AISTD (NB), RTS
Assistant Artistic Director, Ballet, RAD, Elmhurst Young Dancers

 

Ana Garcia  Classical Ballet & Spanish Dance (Cert. Malaga Conservatoire)
Flamenco

Laura Green ARAD, RAD Dip PDTC, RTS
Ballet / RAD

Sander Blommaert 

Gloria Grigolato ARAD, RAD Dip PDTD, RTS
Ballet


James Grundy PDTC
Ballet


Michael Ho MA, ARAD, Dip PDTC
Ballet / Choreography

Silvia Jimenez RAD PDTD
Ballet

Hannah Lockyer BA Hons, PGCE
Contemporary Dance


Nicky Linzie
 RAD Dip
Dance Styles 


Susan Lucas LISTD (Cecchetti), Dip RBS (PDTC), LLB/LBS (Hons), CYQ Pilates Level 2 Mat (Cert), CYQ Exercise for Children (Cert level II) 
Ballet


Jenny MacNamara AISTD, ALAMDA, Dip ICA , Cert Ed PCE, BA (Hons) PCE, CYQ Exercise for Children (Cert Level 2)
Jazz / Contemporary

Iain Mackay

Sarah Moore  ISTD – Classical Ballet, Modern Theatre, Tap
Jazz / Tap 


Lee Robinson ARAD, RAD Dip PDTC, RTS
Ballet


Judith Rowann Pilates Certificate, Master Stretch Cert.
Ballet, Body Conditioning & Pilates, Rehabilitation

Andrea Tredinnick M.A., Dip Psych (Open), M.Sc., PDTD (RAD)
Ballet


Lei Zhao MA, PDTD (RAD)
Ballet

 

 

Elmhurst Young Dancers Faculty

Denise Whiteman LRAD, ARAD, AISTD (NB), RTS
Assistant Artistic Director, Ballet, RAD, Elmhurst Young Dancers

Ann Atkinson  F.I.D.T.A  ( hons ) - ballet branch; L.I.D.T.A  ( hons ) - modern jazz branch;      A.I.D.T.A ( hc ) - tap branch
Ballet, Elmhurst Young Dancers, Sunderland

Sarah-Jayne Blackwell ISTD - Adv 2, Ballet; Adv 2, Modern; Int Tap
Ballet, Jazz Styles, Elmhurst Young Dancers, Birmingham


Lara Cook 
PTDA
Jazz Styles, Elmhurst Young Dancers, Birmingham


Denise Cornall CBTS
Ballet, Elmhurst Young Dancers, Manchester


Sarah Dickinson 
BA (Hons) ARAD Adv Teaching Diploma LISTD (NB & IB) AISTD (MB & TB) FIDTA RTS
Ballet, RAD, Birmingham, Elmhurst Young Dancers, Birmingham


Alexandra Howarth
 Dip RBS
Ballet, Elmhurst Young Dancers, Birmingham


Marion Lindsay RAD Teaching Certificate
Ballet, Elmhurst Young Dancers, Plymouth


Nicky Linzie
 RAD Dip
Ballet, Elmhurst Young Dancers, Birmingham

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