Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance is one of the UK’s oldest and most prestigious dance schools. Founded in 1920 by a Polish/Russian émigré Marie Rambert, the School is currently based in St Margaret’s occupying two listed buildings Clifton Lodge and the Violet Needham Chapel and is led by Amanda Britton the Principal and Artistic Director. Marie Rambert was determined that her School would not be a “sausage factory” and her principle of nurturing individuality and unlocking new talent endures today. Rambert School is internationally recognised for its foundation and degree programmes.
Our graduates progress to become part of famous dance companies all over the world and we ensure, through our degree programme, that our students have access to the very best teachers and choreographers so they become familiar with the dance profession and its lead practitioners as part of their training. This new scholarship programme will enable the School to encourage exceptional students from low incomes to apply; and will also help support students to continue with their course beyond foundation level to achieve a BA Honours degree in ballet and contemporary dance.
The Nurturing New Talent programme, supported by the Leverhulme Trust, will provide 9 talented undergraduate students with an Art Scholarship over a three year period from September 2019-June 2022. The scholarships will support these students with their living and other costs associated with dance training. Rambert School’s training is intensive and includes long days as well as evening rehearsals and performances. The scholarships will enable these 9 students to focus on their training, making the most of this very unique opportunity to excel, dedicating themselves to our unique ballet and contemporary dance training to enable their progression to successful careers in the dance industry.
Our Leverhulme Art Scholars will be joining the School at a very exciting time as we commence a programme of celebrations and special events to mark the centenary of Rambert School – a time in which we celebrate the successes of the past to build a positive legacy for the future.
The Rambert School Art Scholars will be performing and choreographing work throughout their three years of training and there will be opportunities for this work to be shared with supporters and more widely with the general public. For further information please sign up for regular updates via www.rambertschool.org.uk
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