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New Adventures & Central School of Ballet Announce Student Associates Programme

Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures & Re:Bourne are delighted to announce a new partnership with Central School of Ballet.

The company is committed to supporting dance schools and conservatoires in nurturing and developing the next generation of talent for the company and the Student Associates programme will build on existing work in this area. New Adventures has a long history of employing dancers who have graduated from Central School of Ballet, including Seren Williams (2016 graduate) who will be making her debut in Matthew Bourne’s The Red Shoes this November. This project has also emerged after the recent appointment of longstanding Company member, Christopher Marney, as the new Artistic Director of Ballet Central.

Two third year students from Central School of Ballet have been selected as our first Student Associates. Stephen Murray and Brittanie Dillon, were selected after a weekend of auditions led by Matthew Bourne (Artistic Director, New Adventures) and Etta Murfitt (Associate Artistic Director, New Adventures). Stephen and Brittanie will attend The Red Shoes rehearsal and creation period at the Backstage Centre, Essex. They will then support the Company by performing in various performances during the show’s Christmas season at Sadler’s Wells from 6 December 2016 – 29 January 2017.

Matthew Bourne says, “I’m delighted to be building on our partnership with Central School of Ballet. Central frequently delivers first rate performers that go on to have long careers with New Adventures, including Dominic North, Danny Reubens, Nicole Kabera and Andrew Monaghan. They are the perfect partner school to be launching this new initiative with, to further build on our commitment to supporting the best schools to deliver the best talent to the sector.”

Heidi Hall, Director, Central School of Ballet says, “I am delighted that our relationship with New Adventures continues to grow and that young dancers training at Central get to experience life as a professional dancer first hand. The list of our wonderful alumni currently working with New Adventures is testament to the training and vision we collectively work towards in providing theatrical and narrative dancers for the industry. I would like to thank Sir Matthew for his continued support and all at New Adventures for their investment into our young dancers and for giving them this invaluable opportunity.”

Christopher Marney, Artistic Director, Ballet Central says, “As an alumnus of Central School of Ballet and a principal dancer with New Adventures I could not think of a more fitting collaboration between a school and company that mean so much to me. Ballet Central will now more than ever become a vehicle to launch young dancers into the profession by introducing them to initiatives such as this. The vision of the school’s founder Christopher Gable to produce versatile and intelligent performers is still our ethos and one that fits perfectly within the mould of not only a New Adventures performer but a dancer many other companies require. This new scheme will strengthen further our students performing experience and enable them to fit the demands of our current industry.”

Spring & Summer Courses - Course Outline

Calendar Posted 8 January 2012

Please note that all course are non-residential.


Summer Course 2012

Spending a week at Central School of Ballet is an excellent way to experience a taste of life in full time ballet training. Our popular Summer Course is an opportunity for you to do just this.

The Summer Course normally takes place during the last week of July However, for 2012, a decision has been made to push the course dates later and into August due to the fact the The Olympics clash with our usual week and travel and accomodation will obviously be at a premium during this time. The Summer Course will take place from August 13-18 and August 13-24 (Advanced version) and applications are now open.

If you would like to apply for the Advanced Summer Course (13-14 August), please fill in the Advanced Summer Course application form and return to the school with the £50 deposit. Places on the Advanced Course are awarded at the discretion of the school, and you will be contacted within two weeks of us receiving your application to let you know the outcome of your application and to confirm your place. Meanwhile, places on the regular Summer Course (13-18 August) are awarded on a 'first-come'first-served' basis.

For further information please see the Summer Course Flyer.

Spring Course

Central School of Ballet's Spring Course is a great opportunity to have a taster of life as a full time student in vocational training. Students on the course will receive daily classes including ballet, contemporary, jazz and pilates.

Spring Course 2012 will be a longer, five day course. It will take place from April 10-14.

Please see the Spring Course Flyer for further information. Applications for the Spring Course are now open.


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