LEAP Ambassadors

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LEAP Ambassadors are a group of young people aged 16-25 who have been selected via application onto Birmingham Royal Ballet’s professional development programme, led by the LEAP department. The programmes main focus is to provide young people with the skills needed to create, take part in and contribute to community arts projects in the future.

Through monthly group sessions which are led by arts industry professionals, the Ambassadors receive training and experience across a wide range of skills and departments in the organisation including project management, company management, technical production, becoming a freelance artist and so much more! In addition to this they each have an individual training programme where they have the opportunity to hone in on a particular skill they would like to develop as they shadow a member of staff and work directly on community projects the LEAP department are delivering throughout the year.

This is the programmes pilot year, running from October 2019 – July 2020 and the Ambassadors will present their achievements in a celebration event taking place on Friday 17th July 2020 in the Patrick Studio, Birmingham Hippodrome.

The LEAP Ambassadors programme offers a unique chance for young people to do something different, meet new people and be inspired to become active members of their communities through the arts.


Fenella Sheldon
Hafsah Godsil
Jordan Al-Yazid
Lauren Novelli
Meredith Wright
Mohammed Ijaz aka Ijaz
Sarah Batstone