The Royal Ballet School is considered one of the world’s greatest centres of classical ballet training which for generations has enriched the international dance world with some of its greatest artists: Margot Fonteyn, Antoinette Sibley, Anthony Dowell, Wayne Sleep and Darcey Bussell – not forgetting some of the world’s most influential choreographers: Sir Kenneth MacMillan, David Bintley CBE and Christopher Wheeldon.
Through its unstinting pursuit of excellence in classical ballet, The Royal Ballet School has contributed immeasurably to our nation’s dance heritage and acts as a beacon on the international dance scene with former students contributing to the art form all over the world.
The School actively searches for exceptionally talented young dancers through its popular Associate Programme, run in eight national centres and two International Summer Schools held annually in London. In addition, the School’s Dance Partnership and Access Programme brings the joy of dance to thousands of schoolchildren across the UK who have had little or no experience of ballet.
Admission to The Royal Ballet School is based purely on talent and potential and the School prides itself in never turning a young person away due to lack of financial means. The support of our valued benefactors is fundamental to maintaining the School’s position of international pre-emenence and ensuring that the most talented students are able to benefit from the School’s unique system of training.
Your legacy will help ensure that this important work continues and that your love of ballet lives on in the dancers and choreographers of the future.