London Russian Ballet School is the only school in the UK to offer Russian ballet training exclusively with Russian-trained teachers. The charity Kids Love Lambeth performs Russian classical ballet for children throughout Lambeth. Opportunity is made available to all regardless of background or means. If you want to learn more about the school from a student's perspective, please read our blog: www.londonrussianballetschool.wordpress.com.
Performances in November 2015
London Russian Ballet School will be performing in November 2015:
09th November 2015 at Cadogan Hall (tickets: http://www.cadoganhall.com/event/london-russian-ballet-school-151109/);
11th November 2015 at Fairfield Halls (tickets: https://www.fairfield.co.uk/en-GB/shows/london%20russian%20ballet%20school/events);
17th November 2015 at New Wimbledon Theatre (tickets: http://www.atgtickets.com/shows/london-russian-ballet-school-graduate-schowcase/new-wimbledon-theatre/#overview_tab).
These performances will be accompanied by the Orchestra of St Paul’s, a dynamic and exciting professional chamber orchestra resident at the famous Actors’ Church in Covent Garden, under the baton of conductor Ben Palmer. Please read more in our News section.
LRBS Performance on 22nd June 2015 at Trinity
London Russian Ballet School performed at Trinity School, Croydon, on 22nd June 2015. LRBS students danced to live music provided by the Arch Sinfonia Sextet. Some of the best Trinity musicians played to the delight of the audience. As always, it was a beautiful evening of dance and music. Thank you to all our supporters who came to Croydon to see us!
On the photo: Natalie, Megan, Marianne and Hanna are rehearsing Pas de Quatre with the members of the Sextet.
Anastasia Kazachek's Arrival
Anastasia is joining the staff at London Russian Ballet School. We are seeking candidates aged 11-13 for full time or pre-vocational training as well as GCSEs. Scholarships are available for the first three years of study. Auditions are being held in August 2015. Please apply by submitting the Auditions Application Form (on the website under "Applications and Auditions") or give us a call on 0207 498 0498.
Fred Powell Scholarship
Fred Powell Scholarship for full time ballet training and academic education. We are delighted to announce that Fred Powell has been offered places at University College London and Queen Mary's London. He will continue to dance and study. It is possible to achieve excellence. Ballet and academic education should not be mutually exclusive, they go hand in hand.
Since the arrival of the great Russian artists from the Imperial Theatre at the beginning of the nineteenth century, Russian ballet has been recognised in the West as a unique artistic phenomenon. Classical ballet, as we know it today, was largely created in the Russian Imperial Theatre. The style and character of classical ballet were formed during this Imperial period. It is this style and character that retain and manifest the significance and beauty of classical ballet for the audience today. In the development of classical ballet in Imperial Russia a system evolved, over two hundred and fifty years, to meet the technical requirements and fulfil the stylistic demands of Russian choreographers. Generations of great Russian ballet theatre artists worked within that system to preserve and pass down this heritage while allowing it to evolve. It has produced arguably the greatest ballet schools and method of ballet education. Many of the famous names in the world of ballet are the products of it.