Ballet Malvern is a school enabling all students the chance to dance and become the best they can be in a friendly supportive family atmosphere. Our teaching family is of the highest of calibre assisting our students to achieve their personal goals within the industry they choose to follow.
Ballet Malvern was born out of Rebecca Sloan-Kirton's professional knowledge of both ballet and acting. Rebecca's professional ballet career had a premature ending after injuring her ankles badly and after retraining as an actress she worked on many TV programs from Top Gear to Chuckle Vision. Because of Rebecca's vast career in the performing arts Ballet Malvern understands the need to teach various genres of dance as well as musical theatre, drama and singing to a very high standard.
Ballet Malvern has recently won Ballet Provider of the Year for 2020-2021 from Prestige Awards.
Our high standard ballet syllabus is unique to us and has been developed over many years based and supported by the work of prima ballerina and our patron Dame Lucette Aldous. It is based on Miss Aldous's research and teaching from the vocational ballet training within Russian techniques (Kniaseff), Paris Opera School, Royal Ballet School, Royal Danish School and teaches students to have incredibly strong technique alongside developing their artistry. We teach from the inside out and have had huge success and support from industry professionals for our method. We have ballet professionals to examine our students as we feel professionals who are current within the industry best to examine how well our students are learning for their futures. It is a beautifully flowing syllabus and our students have successfully auditioned and gained scholarships for The Royal Ballet Schools JA & MA programmes as well as Elmhurst School. Thirteen of our students have also worked in Birmigham Royal Ballet's Dream productions as well as being chosen to perform with them at a special VIP event.
As well as exams in ballet, tap, contemporary and musical theatre, our students get the chance to perform in a full performance at a theatre every year, all students are included. We also do an invitation ballet, which is a full length production of a classic ballet as well as separate performances for our performing arts classes. We support our students through every step of their training and beyond.
All students are given lots of great opportunities and many have gone on to perform professionally through us. We proudly do not follow the norm, this allows us to move and adapt with our students and situations like covid in order to enable our students to continue their progression. Our core ethos is everyone should be able to access dance, drama and singing lessons no matter their background and everyone should be taught to be the best they can be, focusing on a combination of technique, support and fun. Our teachers have all either performed professionally and or trained vocationally within their field of expertise bringing a very high standard of achievement across the whole school. Some of our teachers also have Psychology Degrees, and Sports Massage Qualifications.
Classes are held within our studios on Cowleigh Road, Malvern, which host three studios with sprung dance floors.
We believe everyone should have the chance to dance. We feel privileged to be able to pass on our vast knowledge of the industry to future generations and adults alike. We LOVE what we do!