Audition Preparation

Many of our students train with a view to making a career from dance and drama. We offer our time free of charge, providing both advice and encouragement where necessary to students guiding them through the entire audition process and preparation which would include; career meetings for students to discuss their various career paths, help with audition photos, application forms, references, audition preparation and information on funding and scholarships for the following:-

 

At age 8-10 you can audition for ....

Junior Associate programme with the Royal Ballet School

Associate Programme with Elmhurst Ballet School (formly known as the Pre - Vocational Programme)

 

 

At age 11 you can audition for ....

Professional full time vocational Ballet Schools

Professional full time vocational Musical Theatre Schools

 

 

At age 16 you can audition for ....

Professional full time vocational Ballet Schools

Professional full time vocational Musical Theatre Schools

Take Performing Arts/Dance/Drama/Theatre Studies at A - level

 

 

At age 18 you can audition for ....

Professional full time vocational Ballet Schools

Professional full time vocational Musical Theatre Schools

Professional full time vocational Drama Schools

Take a degree in Dance/Drama/Performance Arts/Theatre Studies at University

Vocational Teacher Training to become a qualified Dance Teacher 

 

 

At any age you can....

Seek professional film/television work

 

Scholarships with the British Ballet Organization (BBO)

The British Ballet Organization is the only syllabus to offer successful student's regular training with professional teachers from full time vocational schools at British Ballet Organization headquarters in London. Once students are successful training is ongoing. Classes are non syllabus and for the serious student who wishes to pursue a career in dance.

 

Audition for Junior Ballet Scholarship

Criteria for audition entry for Junior Ballet Scholarships - students must have gained Ballet grade 2 and be aged ten.

 

Audition for Mid Ballet Scholarship

Criteria for audition entry for Mid Ballet Scholarships - students must have gained Ballet grade 4 and be aged 12.  

 

Audition for Senior Ballet Scholarship

Criteria for audition entry for Senior Ballet Scholarships - students must have gained Ballet Intermediate Foundation and be aged thirteen.

 

Audition for Senior Jazz Scholarship

Criteria for audition entry for Senior Jazz Scholarships - students must have gained Modern grade 4 and be aged thirteen.

 

 

Successful past and present students

In alphabetical order:-

 

Professional part - time courses age 8-16

Amelia Kendall - Pre-Vocational Programme with Elmhurst Ballet School 

Amelia Kendall - Ballet Scholar Mid Associates with The British Ballet Organization 

Amelia Kendall - Junior Associate with Ballet Theatre UK 

Amelia Kendall - Mid Associate with The Royal Ballet School 

Amelia Kendall - Young Dancers Programme with Elmhurst 

Amelia Ward - Junior Associate with The Royal Ballet School 

Amelia Ward - Mid Associate with The Royal Ballet School

Amelia Ward - Senior Associate with The Royal Ballet School 

Amelia Ward - Advanced Senior Associate with The Royal Ballet School 

Archie Coleman - Pre-Vocational Programme with Elmhurst Ballet School

Archie Coleman - Ballet Scholar Junior Associates with The British Ballet Organization 

Charlie Jones - Pre-Vocational Programme with Elmhurst Ballet School

Charlie Jones - Junior Associate with the Royal Ballet School 

Charlie Jones - Hammond Dance Associates

Charlie Jones - Classical Ballet exam classes with Elmhurst Ballet School

Claudia Leweson - Jones - Pre-Vocational Programme with Elmhurst Ballet School

Ellie Lambrou - Pre-Vocational Programme with Elmhurst Ballet School

Ellie Lambrou - Classical Ballet exam classes with Elmhurst Ballet School

Freya Rogers - Pre-Vocational Programme with Elmhurst Ballet School

Gemma Dadge - Classical Ballet Exam classes with Elmhurst Ballet School

Isobel Rankin - Pre-Vocational Programme with Elmhurst Ballet School 

Isobel Rankin - Junior Associate with The Royal Ballet School 

Katherine Hart - Pre-Vocational Programme with Elmhurst Ballet School

Katherine Hart - Centre for Advanced Training with Dance Exchange

Megan Rankin - Ballet Scholar Junior Associates with The British ballet Organization 

Millie Dunne - Pre-Vocational Programme with Elmhurst Ballet School

Roseanna Penny - Junior Associate with the Royal Ballet School

Sophie Jackson - Pre-Vocational Programme with Elmhurst Ballet School

Sophie Jackson - Junior Associate with Ballet Theatre UK

Sophie Jackson - Junior Associate with The Royal Ballet School

Sophie Jackson - Young Dancers Programme for Advanced Associates with The Royal Ballet School 

Sophie Rigby - Junior Associate with Elmhurst Ballet School 

Tamika Hitchman - Pre-Vocational programme with Elmhurst Ballet School

Tamika Hitchman - Junior Associate with the Royal Ballet School

 

Professional full time vocational schools at age 11 plus

Jade Mason - Birmingham Ormiston Academy 

Katherine Hart - Birmingham Ormiston Academy 

Louis Szopinski - Sylvia Young School 

Roseanna Penny - Elmhurst Ballet School

 

 

Professional full time vocational schools at age 16 plus

Amelia Ward - Tring Park School for the Performing Arts  

Angelina Miele - Millennium College

Charlotte Coe - Millennium College

Cris Penfold - London Studio Centre

Eloise Brooks - Laban

Jennifer Calvert - London Studio Centre 

Maria Marriott - Performers College

Rebecca Dearsley - Italia Conti

Siobhan Bermingham - Laine Theatre Arts

Stuart Driscoll - Stella Mann College

Vikki Riches - Mountview College

Wave Baldwin - Ballet West

 

 

Professional full time vocational Drama schools at age 18 plus

Andrew Holloway - Guildford

Lucy Henderson - American Musical Theatre Academy 

 

 

Dance/Drama/Performance Arts at University at age 18

Anna Heaford - Lancaster University

Camilla Headland - Coventry University

Ceri Rees - The Roehampton Institute

Hannah Sansom - Middlesex University

Kelly Terranova - Lancaster University 

Stephanie Adams - The Roehampton Institute

Victoria Critchley - Coventry University

Emily Goodall - The Roehampton Institute

 

 

Junior Ballet British Ballet Organization Scholarship

Charlie Jones 

Ellie Akathiotis

Gemma Dadge 

Grace Holland

Katherine Hart

Lucia Keylock - Williams

Roseanna Penny

 

Mid Ballet British Ballet Organization Scholarship 

Lauren Cresswell 

Senior Ballet British Ballet Organization Scholarship

Amelia Ward 

Andrew Holloway

Cris Penfold

David Pritchett

Lauren Cresswell 

Lucia Keylock - Williams

Siobhan Bermingham

 

 

Senior Jazz British Ballet Organization Scholarship

Angelina Miele

Cris Penfold

Emma Vizard

Grace Holland 

Jennifer Calvert

Katherine Hart