Our vision is that young people will create the ballet of the future.

Alumni

Every former student of NYB becomes an NYB alumni and joins a network that spans across the globe.  Our alumni have taken up a wide range of careers and can be found dancing in major British ballet companies, performing in musical theatre, touring, directing and choreographing in the West End and Broadway, winning Olivier Awards, acting in television dramas and working in a global law firm as a professional lawyer.  Some have joined our team of Trustees and many others return year after year as part of our artistic team with their work being profiled on a world stage.

NYB produce people with boundless potential and versatility to meet diverse challenges that are not just applicable to the world of dance.

The NYB offered me valuable performance experience and the chance to work as part of a company at a more demanding level.  Those involved have the chance to perform and grow, respond positively to the challenges and expand their knowledge of dance styles.  They can experience the importance of company spirit and feel what it’s like to be part of a closely-knit team.  In all these ways, students can raise their self-esteem and confidence.

Ruth Brill, First Artist in Birmingham Royal Ballet.  NYB in 2000.

At every turn of the page in this industry you bump into an alumni and can see them wearing their association with NYB with pride.

Drew McOnie, Director of McOnie Company.  NYB in 2005.

NYB was my life line and world really, for 10 years and despite not being a dancer any more, I carry all the lessons I learnt with me still xxx

Jessica Brown Findlay, Actress, Lady Sybil Crawley, Downton Abbey

My time with NYB was truly very special and you have given me memories and friends for life.  I didn’t know it at the time but I guess my life as a ballet dancer started with you.  So thank you doesn’t feel quite enough.  But I will cherish every moment I spent at NYB ….

James Streeter, Soloist, English National Ballet