Huge congratulations to our student Jakob Hughes for being accepted into The Royal Ballet Schools Junior Associate program. We have worked hard fast tracking Jakob with a scholarship of eight classes per week and reteaching his technique for this audition as he had been taught a lot of incorrect technique at his previous school, so we are very proud to be able to work with him and help him be the dancer we know he can be! Well done Jakob.
Ballet Malvern believes everyone should have the chance to dance and perform and is welcoming to students of all ages and abilities.
Rebecca says, "We teach our students to be their very best through our thorough knowledge of the industry and many years of experience at the highest levels in both Dance and Acting, vocational training and performing. We put a lot of emphasis on teaching correct technique which is necessary for a sustained dance career alongside having fun and nurturing each and every student. We believe all children should be given opportunities no matter their aspirations. Our professional performance experience allows us to pass on information and tips on how to audition successfully, backed up by our strong training." Ballet Malvern is extremely proud of its reputation within the industry and 100% success rate at auditions.
Our core ethos is to nurture and encourage progression, professionalism and teach strong technique for students aiming for professional careers or just for fun. Every child is taught to reach their own potential. We have no hidden costs and pride ourselves that we enable every student the chance to dance and perform but most of all to love what they are doing as much as we love to teach it!
Ballet Malvern gives their students many opportunities to perform throughout the year as well as a newly choreographed performance by our wonderful teachers every Christmas which includes the whole school (previous years Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan, Sleeping Beauty, Mary Poppins) as well as introducing a full length annual ballet (The Nutcracker) and dance opportunities in the community as well as professional opportunities at Malvern Theatres and within our Youth Dance Company RSK.
Our Amazing 2017 So far
Congratulations to all our students
February- Birmingham Royal Ballet, (Birmingham Hippodrome) Cinderella Dreams - Theresa Thomas, Caitlin Fisher, Victoria Sloan-Kirton, Amelie Cobban
Outstanding Contemporary exams NATD, 84% Distinctions 16% Merits
March - Joseph and his Amazing Technicolour Dream Coat (Malvern Theatres) Jemima Maxim, Caitlin Fisher, Molly McCracken, Tansy Blakely, Purdey Hemmings, Chanel Fulton, Jessica Hale, Harriet Sloan-Kirton, Martha Loraine, Maya Cobban, Amelie Cobban, Elizabeth Sloan-Kirton
Birmingham Royal Ballet classes - Alice Hipwood-Rowlingson, Lexie Hopkins, Phoebe Walters-Dowell, Lydia Biddulph, Georgina Lloyd
April - Roving Crows, Gloucester Guildhall - RSK Youth Dance Company
June 20th - Antigone lead (Hereford Arts College) - Victoria Sloan- Kirton
Jakob Hughes - Royal Ballet School JA, successful audition
July - Outstanding ballet results 49% Honours top marks
July - Annie - Harriet Sloan-Kirton-Annie, Maya Cobban-Miss Hannigan, Isla Cooper-Mrs Pugh
August - Guys and Dolls (Malvern Theatre) - Victoria Sloan-Kirton
August- Lakefest with Roving Crows - RSK Youth Dance Company
September - Evesham Arts Centre, Roving Crows - RSK Youth Dance Company
September - Birmingham Royal Ballet Nutcracker flash mob
October - Artrix Bromsgrove with Roving Crows - RSK Youth Dance Company
October - CATS, Victoria Sloan-Kirton playing the White Cat, Victoria
We very much care about every child's well being and encouraging confidence as they succeed through their grades. We are also very careful about teaching young growing bodies and have a wealth of kinesiology knowledge to support safe training.
We love what we do and are passionate about passing on generations of knowledge in the performance industry.
Mary Poppins Production December 2016
Our lovely students have been lucky enough to work with Birmingham Royal Ballet this year! Well done Phoebe, Amelie, Caitlin, Theresa and Victoria!