Dance Education

Up Close

Birmingham Royal Ballet's Engagement and Participation team offers opportunities for people of all ages and backgrounds to engage with and learn about the Company. The dedicated team have a wide range of expertise and skills, and ensure that all projects are inclusive, enjoyable and empowering experiences, and that the bespoke nature of the work enables each group to engage, participate and achieve.

If you don't find what you are looking for in this section, please contact Engagement and Participation on 0121 245 3500


Ballet training

Our ballet-training programme, delivered throughout the year in Birmingham and on tour, is an opportunity for ballet students to further their technique, meet and work with professional dancers to gain career insight, and experience the work of Birmingham Royal Ballet behind the scenes.


Dance Track

Dance Track is a talent identification programme aimed at training young dancers aged from six to eight. Workshops introduce dance in a fun, friendly and accessible way, instilling a passion for dance at an early age.



We work with community groups of all ages, tailoring our activities to suit the needs of the group with the emphasis on enjoying and achieving.


Schools and colleges

Find out more about our current work with schools and colleges around Birmingham and the UK, or take a look at our GCSE and A level teachers' packs, focussing on different pieces from the Company's repertory.



A small group of young people who have developed skills and experience through their involvement with Birmingham Royal Ballet, and now aim to pass this on to others through their support of other young people taking part in new projects.


Freefall Dance Company

A group of ten highly-gifted dancers with severe learning disabilities, mentored and supported by Birmingham Royal Ballet staff, freelance artists, senior teachers and teaching assistants, in collaboration with Fox Hollies Performing Arts College.


We have safeguarding policies in place to protect all the young people who work with us: Safeguarding at Birmingham Royal BalletRecognising and responding to concerns and allegations.