Central School Of Ballet

Graduate Success

We will help you to choose and follow a professional career that best suits your individual talents and strengths.

Central graduates can be seen performing in dance companies in the UK and around the world, their success is a testament to the training they received at Central.

Our 2018 graduates have secured contracts with the following companies:

  • Northern Ballet
  • Scottish Ballet
  • Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures
  • Milwaukee Ballet II, USA
  • Phantom of the Opera, Denmark
  • Pésci Balett, Hungary
  • New English Ballet Theatre
  • Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company
  • Cinevox, Switzerland
  • Opera Comica Pentru Copii, Romania
  • Mannheim Ballet, Germany
  • Baltic Opera Ballet, Poland

Our 2017 graduates have secured contracts with the following companies:

  • Ballet of Moravian Theatre in Olomouc
  • Cinevox Junior Company
  • Compagnie Choreographique Francois Mauduit in Toulouse
  • Joffrey Ballet Studio Company
  • Mass Movement agency
  • Michael Clark Company
  • New Adventures
  • Northern Ballet graduate programme
  • Opera Comica in Romania
  • Scottish Ballet
  • Yorke Dance Project

Our 2016 graduates have secured contracts with the following companies:

  • Ballet Cymru
  • Balletto di Siena
  • Budapest Dance Theatre
  • Cinevox, Switzerland
  • Dresden Ballet
  • Kamea dance company, Israel
  • Mary Poppins, Germany
  • New Adventures
  • New English National Ballet
  • Northern Ballet Theatre
  • Phantom of the Opera, West End

Our 2015 graduates have secured contracts with the following companies:

  • Alberta Ballet (II) (Emerging Artist Contract), Canada
  • Ballet Theatre UK
  • Caribbean Cruise (2 contracts)
  • Cinevox Company, Switzerland
  • McQueen the Musical at Theatre Royal Haymarket, London
  • Milwaukee Ballet (II) (Apprenticeship), USA
  • National Opera & Ballet Theatre, Oleg Danovski Constanza, Romania
  • Northern Ballet Graduate Professional Programme
  • Orlando Ballet (Training Programme), USA
  • Shiki Theatre Company, Japan
  • Verve Dance Company, Leeds
  • Vienna Festival Ballet

Our 2014 graduates secured contracts with the following companies:

  • Cinevox Junior Company, Switzerland
  • Grand Ballet Poznan, Poland
  • Jean Ann Ryan Cruise Ships
  • K Ballet, Tokyo, Japan (apprenticeship)
  • Milkshake Live Tour
  • National Opera & Ballet Theatre, Oleg Danovski Constanza, Romania (5 male contracts)
  • Northern Ballet Graduate Professional Programme (2 places)
  • Phoenix Dance Theatre, Leeds (2 apprenticeships)
  • Rosie Kay Dance Company
  • Singapore Dance Theatre, Singapore (2 apprenticeships)
  • Varna Ballet Company, Bulgaria

Our 2013 graduates secured contracts with the following companies:

  • Billy Elliott West End Production
  • Brussels International Ballet School
  • Celebrity Cruises
  • Cinevox Junior Company, Switzerland
  • English National Ballet
  • Grand Ballet of Poznan
  • Kale Companhia de Dana, Portugal
  • Mannheim University of Music & Performing Arts (affiliated with the Karlsruhe State Theatre of Baden)
  • Matthew Bourne's New Adventures, Swan Lake UK and International Tour
  • National Ballet of Portugal
  • New English Ballet Theatre
  • Nippon Ballet Academy, Japan
  • Phantom of the Opera, Worldwide Tour
  • Phoenix Dance Theatre (apprenticeship)
  • Scottish Ballet
  • Springs Dance Company (apprenticeship)
  • Tony Williams Dance Centre, Urban Nutcracker production, Boston

Previous Central graduates also work with:

  • Ballet Black
  • Ballet Boyz
  • Ballet Cymru
  • Ballet Gratz
  • Ballet Ireland
  • Ballet de Monte Carlo
  • Basel Ballet
  • Bern Ballet, Switzerland
  • Birmingham Royal Ballet
  • Cape Town City Ballet
  • Cats the Musical (West End and International Tour)
  • Dance Theatre of Harlem
  • Estonia National Ballet
  • Fabulous Beast (Founder)
  • Gandini Juggling Project
  • Israeli Ballet
  • Joburg Ballet
  • K Ballet, Tokyo
  • Matthew Bourne's New Adventures
  • Michael Clark Company
  • National Dance Company of Wales
  • Nederlands Dans Theatre
  • New Movement Collective (Founder Members)
  • Northern Ballet
  • Phantom of the Opera, West End
  • Phoenix Dance Theatre
  • Rambert Dance Company
  • Random Dance
  • Royal Ballet of Flanders
  • Salzburger Landestheatre
  • Sarasota Ballet
  • Singapore Dance Theatre
  • Staatstheatre Nurnbery
  • Theater Heidelberg

As well as performing, graduates also enjoy successful careers in teaching, choreography, physiotherapy, community dance, pilates/yoga instruction and arts management. Graduating from Central with a BA Hons degree means our alumni have an internationally recognised qualification to pursue alternative career paths if they wish.

"After studying at Central from the age of 11, I went on to perform for Northern Ballet for 9 years dancing many lead roles across the world. I am now a professional photographer. My training at Central prepared me for not only my dance career but also helped me embark on my photography career." Martin Bell, Photographer

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