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.