I arrived at the Rambert School from South Africa in 2003 and in 2004 was working for one of the top companies in Britain, Rambert Dance Company. When I look back I realise that there is not that much difference in the way the school functioned compared to the company. There is a rich and diverse family all working together to celebrate dance, music and one of the most important attributes within it, individuality. Choreography and performance formed a large part of my training alongside the dynamic classes and without this balance I don’t think I would have been ready to step out into the world as a Dancer. It is always exciting to go and see a Rambert School show, as there are new works by the dancers alongside older repertoire pieces and it this approach that builds character, confidence and respect: without this I would not be where I am today.

/ Dane Hurst, Rambert Dance Company /

About Rambert

Uniquely in the UK, the Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance treats these two dance genres equally. The School is dedicated to providing for the holistic development of the individual in body and mind. It is a place of training and learning that allows each student to achieve his or her unique potential and it encourages reflection, research and creative discovery. Individuality is prized and encouraged.

The School dates from 1919 when its founder, Marie Rambert, first began teaching in London and it is now one of the world’s finest centres of professional dance education. The School offers a Foundation Degree and a BA (Hons) in Ballet and Contemporary Dance, and in 2011 launched an MA in Advanced Dance Performance.Postgraduate doctoral study (MPhil, PhD) can also be undertaken on a full or part-time basis.

Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance joined the Conservatoire for Dance and Drama in 2005.


Graduates, now within the dance profession, can be found all over the world. They work as dancers, directors, choreographers and teachers.

Rambert graduates have gone on to join, amongst others ballet companies like Dutch National Ballet, Northern Ballet, Scottish Ballet, Boston Ballet, the Cape Town Ballet. And contemporary companies like Rambert Dance Company, The Merce Cunningham Company, Richard Alston Dance Company, Munich Dance Theatre, Phoenix Dance Company and Scottish Dance Theatre.

Access for disabled people

The School welcomes applications from disabled people and offers places solely on the basis of potential and suitability for a career in any of the areas taught.

Some of the School premises are not accessible for wheelchair users. If you would like to discuss your access needs before applying, please write to the Principal, Dr Ross McKim or call 020 8892 9960.


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Rambert School
Clifton Lodge
St. Margaret’s Drive
Twickenham, TW1 1QN

Tel 0208 892 9960 


All applications are direct to the school. For more information on how to apply see our student info section.

Conservatoire for Dance and Drama Tavistock House, Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9JJ    Tel: 020 7387 5101    Email: info@cdd.ac.uk