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.

Audition for Years 7, 10 & Sixth Form Places: Wednesday 23rd May 2018


Do you have the talent, passion and commitment to become a ballet professional of the future?

If you have answered yes, we would like to hear from you.  Please download and complete an application form for your chance to audition for a place in years 7, 10 or Sixth Form.

Lower School

The Lower School offers the highest quality of ballet education and training with an excellent academic programme. Boarding is on site with an experienced team of pastoral staff.


Sixth Form

In the Sixth Form we offer Trinity College London Diplomas in Professional Dance; Levels 5 & 6. Applications are particularly welcome from students who are interested in joining us in Year 13 to undertake a two year programme leading to the Level 5 Diploma in Professional Dance. For further information please visit Sixth Formers benefit greatly from Elmhurst’s association with Birmingham Royal Ballet where many students have the opportunity to perform with the company and in Year 14 enjoy company class alongside the professionals.
Living Accommodation is off site in a recently refurbished house ‘The Elms’ where students enjoy staying in apartment style living.


Our new Health & Wellbeing Centre offers a wide range of health and wellbeing services including our own physiotherapy service, mental health support, GP surgery and more!

Our outstanding artistic and academic education is open to everyone, regardless of their financial circumstances. Means tested funding may be available either through the government Dance and Drama Award scheme or School Bursaries.

Due to the limited amount of places available, applicants will be selected by the Artistic Director from applications and the photos received. Please do not enclose the audition fee at application, this will be requested by those invited to audition following the selection process.


We wish you the very best of luck!



Registration and audition form

Please do not enclose the audition fee at application, this will be requested by those invited to audition following the selection process.

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