Students from our Centre of Advanced Training have gone on to earn places at these prestigious vocational schools and win contracts with these professional companies.
- Royal Ballet Upper School
- English National Ballet School
- The School of the Hamburg Ballet
- Canada’s National Ballet School
- Elmhurst School for Dance
- Central School of Ballet
- Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
- Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance
- Northern Ballet School
- Laine Theatre Arts Bird College
- The Royal Ballet
- Birmingham Royal Ballet
- Northern Ballet
- The National Ballet of Canada
- The Hamburg Ballet
- Phoenix Dance Theatre
- Ballet Black
- CATS the Musical (West End)
- Lion King (West End)
- Thriller Live National Tour
AUD JEBSON YOUNG DANCER AT THE ROYAL BALLET
'As my journey as a professional dancer with The Royal Ballet begins I can reflect on what I thought was only ever a dream as I was growing up and training. My journey to this point would never have been possible without the intense but enjoyable training I recieved as part of the CAT programme. It is the closest thing to full-time vocational training available to aspiring dancers. For me to have the opportunity to be part of this process whilst still growing up and living at home was as close to perfect as you can get!
What I have achieved so far as a dancer and the way in which I have grown as a person is thanks to me training as well as incredible support from my family. I am very grateful to Yoko Ichino for giving me this opportunity at the age of 11.
One final thank you to all the staff for their support throughout the programme, through graduation and up to me joining the Royal Ballet Upper School. I trained at the Upper School for a period of three years where I was able to consolidate and develop my training and mature into the dancer I am today.'
More about our CAT programme
Centre for Advanced Training
We are the only Centre for Advanced Training (CAT) in classical ballet in the UK, equipping students aged 10-16 with skills to progress onto professional vocational dance training.Read more
We aim to offer all students the best possible support and advice and ensure students have a safe and friendly environment in which to pursue their passion for dance.Read more
The Ichino Technique
Whether aiming for a career in dance or simply dancing for fun, all students are trained under the Ichino Technique.Read more