RBS Nadia Nerina Scholarship

The Nadia Nerina Scholarship is named in honour of one of the most gifted ballerinas of the 1950s and 1960s, who lighted up the Royal Ballet in London during her 25 year career. The scholarship provides three years training at the Royal Ballet School in London for an exceptional young dancer – leading to a career with one of the great international ballet companies.

Royal Ballet School

  The Royal Ballet School was founded in 1926 and granted its Royal Charter in 1956. Its mission is to nurture, train and educate exceptional young dancers for The Royal Ballet companies and other leading UK and international companies and to inspire the future of classical ballet training. It is one of the world’s greatest centres of classical ballet training, which for generations has produced dancers and choreographers of international renown including Margot Fonteyn, Anya Linden, Kenneth MacMillan, Lynn Seymour, David Wall, Antoinette Sibley, Anthony Dowell, Marguerite Porter, Stephen Jefferies, Darcey Bussell and Jonathan Cope. And now  a new generation of Royal Ballet School alumnae is making its mark on the world stage – Lauren Cuthbertson, Francesca Hayward, Steven McRae, Edward Watson and choreographers Liam Scarlett and Christopher Wheeldon to name a few. Admission to the School is based purely on talent and potential, regardless of academic ability or personal circumstances and 89% of current students rely on financial support to attend the School. The School offers an eight-year carefully structured dance course, aligned with an extensive academic programme, giving the students the best possible education to equip them for a career in the world of dance. The demand for Royal Ballet School graduates remains intense; in the past eleven years every graduating students has secured a contract with a top international ballet company.

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