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.

Latest stories

 Ballet Dancers jump for joy at GCSE and A-LEVEL results
22 August 2019
 Open and Experience Days 2019
02 August 2019
 Graduate Destinations 2019
31 July 2019
 The Young Performers’ Health Trust Scheme
25 June 2019
11 June 2019
Wayne McGregor appointed new Vice President
28 February 2019
 New Chair takes to the stage
11 January 2019
 Introducing Elmhurst Ballet Company
15 November 2018
 Japan Trip 2018
15 October 2018
 Open and Experience Days 2018
14 August 2018
 Japan 2018 Elmhurst students on tour
18 July 2018
 Graduate destinations 2018
12 July 2018
 A tribute to our friend and colleague Errol Pickford (1966-2018)
15 June 2018
 Summer Creations
06 June 2018
 Students swap ballet lessons for CPR training
25 May 2018
 The 500 Club Initiative
30 April 2018
 ‘Tiny Dancer sculpture inspired by Elmhurst students
23 April 2018
 Royal Birmingham Conservatoire collaboration
28 March 2018
 Annual Choreographic Competition
27 March 2018
09 March 2018
 Graduate Showcase 2018 Success
13 February 2018
 2017 Exam success
31 January 2018
 #YourPlaceForDance Campaign
29 January 2018
 The Graduate Showcase 2018
15 January 2018
 An Evening with Robert Parker and Friends
15 January 2018
 Progress Leaders
11 January 2018
 Countdown to Christmas at Elmhurst Ballet School
14 December 2017
 An Evening with Robert Parker and Friends
14 December 2017
  Japan Video Diary 2017
16 November 2017
 Elmhurst Experience Day - 8th October 2017
20 September 2017



Second Open Day date announced: 6th October 2017
Elmhurst Ballet School 'Up the Spiral' dance injury to performance case study – in collaboration with University of Wolverhampton and in association with Birmingham Royal Ballet
Open Day date announced: 22 September 2017
Elmhurst Ballet School announces Class of 2017 success as Graduates join professional dance companies across the UK and overseas
David Bintley choreographs for Elmhurst Summer Shows
Elmhurst students excel in RAD exams
Best ever academic results


A quarter of Genée finalists are from Elmhurst
Elmhurst Ballet School unveils new name
Chantry Dance brings Ulysses to Elmhurst
Elmhurst Summer School success
Dance teachers prefer Elmhurst Ballet School
Term dates announced
Elmhurst Summer Shows - showcasing student talent
Alumni return to School for annual event


ELMHURST IS EXCELLENT - ISI Inspection result 2015
Elmhurst In Japan 2015
10th Anniversary Fundraising Gala Performance
'Outstanding' Ofsted 2015
Term Dates Autumn 2015 - Summer 2016
Move It 2015
HRH Duchess of Cornwall visits Elmhurst


Additional January audition date added, 26/9/14
Audition dates listed here, 1/8/14
Student blog from Japan International Youth Ballet
Elmhurst Gala launches the Future of the School
Elmhurst at Move It 2014
Audition dates for Elmhurst Associates announced, 17/2/14


Elmhurst Fundraising Gala 2013
Elmhurst Sixth Form Summer Shows 2013
Elmhurst at Move It


Elmhurst on TV
2012 GCSE results announced
2012 AS/A2 results announced
Student blog from Japan International Youth Ballet
Elmhurst's Lydia Holt carries Olympic flame
Elmhurst Principal Jessica Ward interviewed for Birmingham Post
Elmhurst has announced audition dates for 2013 entry
Roy Shields announced as Elmhurst's new Chair of Governors, 27/4/12
Elmhurst 2010 Graduate Nicol Edmonds has announced he is joining The Royal Ballet, 23/4/12


Michelle Blair and Sarah Harvey teaching at Elmhurst during Spring 2012 term
Elmhurst success at November Cecchetti Competition
Elmhurst Announces Appointment of New Artistic Director
Elmhurst students present 1000 origami cranes as tribute to the Japanese people

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