Central School Of Ballet

The Central Performer

Learning through performance

Central aims for all students to perform in front of audiences as much as possible. Through this experience you will gain confidence, command of space and the ability to engage with an audience.

Annual Performances

Each year Central students learn through the following performances:

  • Ballet Central Tour - A national tour with up to 25 performances
  • Design for Dance - a design collaboration between students from Central Saint Martin's College of Art and Design and our second year students. Working together, they produce and perform a programme at the Platform Theatre in London
  • End of Year Performances - all three years perform a range of techniques and repertoire including classical ballet, neoclassical work, contemporary dance, jazz dance and Spanish dance
  • Studio Performances - staged regularly throughout the year

Additional performances

There are many additional opportunities for Central's students to perform in different environments. In recent years these have included:

  • New English Ballet Theatre's (NEBT). Remembrance, 2018
  • The Contemporary Art Party hosted by Christie's and Vanity Fair, 2018
  • Royal College of Music Concert, 2018
  • Cambridge BID Light Switch On, 2018
  • Art Society's AGM, 2018
  • Cultural Fusions gala in Budapest, Hungary, 2018
  • Ballet KK International, Japan 2018
  • Greenwich and Docklands International Festival 2018
  • Mall Galleries 2018
  • Joshua Kane London Fashion Week 2017 Show
  • Creative Southwark Launch; Creative Strategy 2017-2022
  • Celebration of World Ballet day, performing at a special concert at Holy Trinity Brompton, audience included Chelsea Pensioners.
  • City of London Festival
  • London 2012 Olympic Games
  • Gloriana at the Royal Opera House
  • Death in Venice with ENO
  • Private Performance at the British Embassy in Paris
  • Edinburgh Fringe Festival
  • The Royal Albert Hall
  • Tell Me on a Sunday at St James Theatre, London
  • Various projects with Sadlers Wells Theatre
  • The Young British Dancer of the Year
  • The Conservatoire for Dance and Drama Showcase
  • Scottish Ballet
  • The Bolshoi
  • The Mariinsky Ballet

"Central gave me the opportunity to perform on international stages such as the London 2012 Olympics and the Prix de Lausanne 2013 Finals. I will never forget how much everyone at Central believed in me along the way." Thomas Edwards (Graduate 2013), Dancer, Scottish Ballet

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