“We are proud there is a small Russian Ballet school in Lambeth continuing the traditions of the Russian cultural heritage…”
As both a school and a charity, we participate in the community with a strong outreach programme in local schools which consists of both free performances, pathways to subsidised lessons at the school, and specialist teaching provision offered in the curriculum. We have worked with many primary schools in Lambeth through our Lambeth Schools Enterprise and our school teaches “Foundation ballet and gymnastics” to over 325 children each week.
The school has a strong partnership with the Ben Hollioake Learning Centre and Steve Wilson. The Surrey County Cricket Club has helped develop this partnership offering it’s facilities for extraordinary ballet performances. Artists from the Mariinsky Ballet perform with our students for 500 local school children at each of the Oval outreach performances.
Our school is always looking for new and enriching connections. We are performing for the Co-op Academies Trust in Manchester this year and we are delighted at the opportunity to work with young people outside London. Represented by our students, the school will take ballet to an area of Manchester where there has never been a ballet performance.
We are very proud of our association with the Bolshoi Theatre. At theatre performances, our students and members of the Young Lambeth Performers (YLP) have the opportunity to dance on stage with leading artists of the Bolshoi Ballet. A young dancer should be able to watch dancers who set an example to follow. Students also have access to dress rehearsals of the Bolshoi and selected students are permitted to attend company class.