Royal Ballet School Summer School

This summer I was lucky enough to be offered a place at The Royal Ballet School Summer School in London for 2 weeks.


I was selected amongst only 3 other girls from the UK and 25 girls from full-time vocational ballet schools worldwide such as The Bolshoi Ballet Academy in Russia and The School of American Ballet in New York. The intensive 2 week course entailed an 8 hour day consisting of ballet class, repertoire, body conditioning, pas de deux, contemporary and flamenco. I had the privilege to learn from and be taught by such inspiring teachers, some of which were ex-Royal Ballet dancers. Amongst all of this I made friends from all over the world which I hope to stay in touch with for many years to come.


To conclude the course, I was given the ‘Achievement Award’ in my age group which was such an honour. My experience at The Royal Ballet School was one to remember for the rest of my life and has helped me further along the way to pursue my dream of a professional ballet career in the future.


Amelia Thompson