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.
Celebration - Performance Sadlers Wells October 30th
To celebrate the great teachers of Ballet.
We are delighted that two young stars from the Bolshoi will join LRBS in a homage to ballet and as a generous act of inspiration for all.
Donate towards the cost of 500 seats for Lambeth children at Sadlers Wells
LRBS is committed to exposing local children to the worlds of ballet, music and art at Sadlers Wells. Over 400 children per term experience our outreach performances in local schools in less than perfect conditions. It is our intention to devote the entire 500 seats of the Upper Circle at Sadlers Wells to youngsters from schools in Lambeth with a high percentage of youngsters in receipt of free school meals. These kids might otherwise never have the opportunity to go to a theatre, least of all Sadlers Wells with an orchestra. LRBS is looking for donations to cover the costs. The price of one ticket, including transport is £25.00. Please click on the button to donate towards this. Alternatively a cheque may be sent to the school at the address below.
London Russian Ballet School
42 Clapham Manor Street
London SW4 6DZ
Donations towards costs for the scholarship fund and link to purchase tickets for Sadlers Wells performance
LRBS is staging an ambitious performance with an orchestra for its student scholarships. At LRBS we believe passionately in the power of ballet and education, not only to change attitudes for the better but also to make society more productive and kinder. One boy, for example, who saw an LRBS outreach performance, started to train and be educated at LRBS. He has now achieved a place at University College London and a position in a ballet company. We do not believe that background or resources should be a barrier either to achievement in the world of ballet or to academic attainment. We also believe that a ballet dancer is an artist who should be an educated individual. LRBS needs to keep funding the education and training of its bursary students who come from low income backgrounds. The power of performance at Sadlers Wells will be a life enhancing experience for the students, and will inspire the diverse young audience. LRBS needs to cover the costs of the evening by selling seats priced from £18-£38. Please either click on the link to buy tickets through Sadlers Wells and/or donate towards the cost of the evening. Every donation and ticket purchased will help LRBS to train and educate young people from humble backgrounds who could otherwise only dream of such opportunity. Please join us, donate and publicise the event to your friends.
The Boys Scholarship Programme
LRBS is offering FREE TRAINING and TUITION in 2016/17 to all young boys who are accepted at audition 2016. To apply please download an Audition Application Form or call the school directly on 0207 498 0498.
LRBS will continue to receive applications for auditions. For full details please download an Audition Application Form and contact the school. Full financial assistance is available.
All our graduating students have received places in international companies.
Outstanding GCE and GCSE Results
LRBS is delighted to report the considerable success our students have achieved in the external examinations taken in Summer 2015, this a testament to the hard work of the students and their tutors.
school’s A-level results were outstanding with 92% of entrants being awarded an
A*/A or a B grade, with 40% of the passes receiving an A*/A grade. We are
delighted to be able to report such a high percentage of A* and A-grade passes,
this underlining LRBS’ commitment to helping our students gain academic success
across all subjects.
Fred Powell has been offered a contract with a leading European ballet company but instead, following his outstanding A-level results, decided to take the offer to study Russian from the prestigious University College London (UCL). Natalie Carter has signed a contract with Le Palais d’Hiver and will be starting with the company early next year.
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.