Tag Archives: Elmhurst

Ballet Chocolat

July 6, 2011


two dancers embrace

Every now and then (but nowhere near often enough) something innovative catches my eye and I just have to break the Ballet News rules !  This is one such occassion. The National Youth Ballet is not a vocational school or ballet company, rather it’s dancers are yound dance students who have often gone on to […]

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Ballet School – behind the barre

November 11, 2010


dancer in tutu

English National Ballet School | Behind the barre This year I am following two English National Ballet School (ENBS) students; one in the first year and one in the third (graduate) year. The latest available Ofsted inspection report (2008) gave the three year National Diploma in Professional Dance (classical ballet) an ‘outstanding’ grade.  The report […]

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Ballet NEWS | Maria Engel receives award in her native Germany

May 17, 2010


dancer draped over chair

Last year I interviewed Maria Engel, a graduate of Elmhurst School of Dance, a vocational school which is associated with the Birmingham Royal Ballet Company.  At the time, Maria was performing with Ballet Theatre UK, touring around the UK with a new production of The Nutcracker. I reviewed the show last year and you can read it […]

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