This is such a fantastic achievement. He only started ballet aged nine, and within two years went from a complete beginner and took every exam (gaining high Distinctions) from Primary to Grade 5 in this time. He was accepted as a Junior Associate of Elmhurst Ballet School within a few months of starting classes with us and was offered a place in the full-time ballet school by the time he was 11. He has also performed twice with Birmingham Royal Ballet in their professional production of The Nutcracker (once while he was a student with us, and once while at Elmhurst).
To win this end of this year award in his first year of full time training is a huge accolade.
In the catalogue, our students were featured alongside dancers from English National Ballet, Northern Ballet (Leeds), Genée International Ballet Competition bronze medalist 2019, and BBC 'The Greatest Dancer' winner.
We're very proud of all the students featured – the images look beautiful!
Progressing Ballet Technique is an innovative program developed by RAD examiner, Marie Walton-Mahon, alongside the care a guidance of a team of physiotherapists. Its aim is for students to understand the depth of training muscle memory in achieving their personal best in classical ballet – and Marie's passion is for safe dance training. PBT is supported by numerous professional dancers and ballet company directors
Our Silver Swans classes, featured by the Royal Academy of Dance on Facebook: