Central School Of Ballet

Facilities Manager Position

Tuesday 19th November 2019 Leona Hayhoe writes:

Facilities Manager

Central School of Ballet trains students for careers in classical ballet and dance. Central is moving in Spring 2020 to bespoke new premises on the South Bank London SE1 and is looking to recruit a Facilities Manager.

Responsibilities include managing the School’s premises, facilities and IT. The role will also involve overseeing the move from existing premises to Central's new home including managing and maintaining the new site.

For further information and an application form, please visit our website at www.centralschoolofballet.co.uk

Application closing date: Tuesday 3 December 2019 at 5pm

Interviews: Monday 9 & Tuesday 10 December 2019

Central School of Ballet, 10 Herbal Hill, London EC1R 5EG

Due to the high number of applications that we receive we are unfortunately unable to contact unsuccessful applicants. Only successful candidates will be contacted.

Central School of Ballet is an equal opportunities employer.

In line with school policy, this post requires an enhanced disclosure DBS check.

Central seeks new Executive Director

Tuesday 12th November 2019 Anita Hamilton writes:

Executive Director

Salary: Competitive

Location: Paris Gardens, Southwark

Central School of Ballet is seeking to appoint an Executive Director to lead CSB as it moves into its new premises at Paris Gardens Southwark.

Central School of Ballet, a member of the Conservatoire of Dance and Drama, is one of Europe’s leading centres for dance training. The London-based School, which offers degrees in professional dance and performance, validated by the University of Kent, is a leader in ensuring excellent outcomes from its undergraduate students. It also offers an MA in Choreography and has a vibrant programme of community engagement for those who might never have the opportunity of experiencing the joy of dance.

The new Executive Director, reporting to the Board of Governors, will have overall responsibility for the business of CSB and will work closely with the Artistic Director, Christopher Marney, to deliver the sustainability which the organisation requires in the future. They will support and develop staff as they step up to their responsibilities in the new premises at Paris Gardens. They will have the strategic and organisational ability to make sure the organisation realises the ambition that the Board has for CSB in the future, in particular, developing the commercial opportunities that the new home, three times the size of the current one, will allow.

In the new Executive Director, the Board seeks a consummate professional, likely to have experience within the broad cultural or HE sector with a keen interest in and ideally with an understanding of the world of dance education and training. But candidates may also come from the broader cultural sector if they can get up to speed quickly in the business of dance education and HE Regulations. They will be entrepreneurial, have commercial acumen, with good fund-raising skills and be able to act as an excellent Ambassador for Central at home and abroad.

A good leader, manager, networker, the new Executive Director will take forward the organisation in its new state of the art premises, opening a new chapter for Central School of Ballet.

For more information and an application pack, please be in touch with Joanna Kill at Joanna.kill@lizamosassociates.com or on +44 (0)20 3004 4701.

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: 29th November 2019 (by close of business)

www.lizamosassociates.com

Central Dancers Perform in Film ‘KES Reimagined’

Thursday 7th November 2019 Isabel Campbell writes:

In August three Central graduates and students were invited to perform in Jonathan Watkins’ film KES: Reimagined. 2019 graduates, Jonathan Layton and David Stirrup and current student Brandon Brereton worked on the film over a four week period during the summer, performing in the Youth Ensemble.

Based on Barry Hines’ novel A Kestrel for a Knave the story tells of a disaffected youngster Billy Casper, who discovers a purpose in life when he finds a young kestrel which he trains. It was first adapted for the screen in 1969 by Ken Loach for the film Kes.

In 2014 Jonathan Watkins premiered his dance adaptation of the story at The Crucible in Sheffield and has gone onto create the film version KES: Reimagined, which will premiere on Thursday 7 November at Leeds International Film Festival.

Speaking of the experience, student Brandon Brereton says “The best part of the project was getting to work with and learn from a variety of people in different creative fields. I really learned the importance of versatility - It was amazing to see people I thought of only as dancers act and people who I had only seen act explore movement. Working in a professional environment has made me approach my daily classes from a different perspective, as I now better understand how what I am learning now will inform my performances with Ballet Central and as a professional dancer in the future.”

The film will be screened on 19th November at 22:00 on BBC Four.

Watch the official trailer here

Read Jonathan Watkins’ interview about the film with DanceTabs here.

Central Collaborates with Mall Galleries

Monday 4th November 2019 Isabel Campbell writes:

On Saturday evening Ballet Central performed at the company's first external event of the 2019/20 season, a Drawing Evening at Mall Galleries.

The event was a collaboration between Central, Museums at Night Festival and the Society of Wildlife Artists.

The dancers wearing bird-inspired costumes performed class at the barre, centre work and then held positions.

It was a fantastic opportunity for all, including seasoned artists and first-timers to pick up a pencil/ paintbrush and have the opportunity to be inspired by Central's dancers.

To see the variety of art the dancers' performances inspired the artists to create, visit Central's Facebook page.

This was the third time Central and Mall Galleries have collaborated on a drawing event, which once again received a high attendance.

Ballet Central Announces 2019/20 Season

Monday 4th November 2019 Isabel Campbell writes:

On Monday 4 November Ballet Central announced the choreographers for the 2019/20 season.

The company is once again working with internationally acclaimed choreographers on a diverse range of repertoire; works by Liam Scarlett, Wayne McGregor, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, Sophie Laplane, Jenna Lee and Merce Cunningham will be performed on the tour, premiering in March and touring across the UK until July.

This week on social media, the company will reveal each piece of repertoire the company will be performing. Follow the company on Twitter and Instagram to be the first to find out.

For a taste of what to expect from the tour view the Ballet Central 2019/20 Season Trailer here.

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