One of the world’s most prestigious ballet competitions will return to the UK in 2020 for the first time in five years. The competition has never been held at the Royal Opera House before. The Royal Academy of Dance has announced the name change from the Genée International Ballet Competition to the Margot Fonteyn International Ballet Competition, effective from 2020, to mark Fonteyn’s 100th birthday this week....Read More
With approximately 14,000 members in 85 countries, the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) is one of the largest and most influential dance education and training organisations in the world. Established in 1920 to improve standards and re-invigorate dance training, the Academy helps and encourages its teachers to perfect their teaching skills and pass on this knowledge to their students. There are currently over 1,000 students in full-time or part-time teacher training programmes with the Academy and each year the examination syllabus is taught to thousands of young people worldwide, with around a quarter of a million pupils per year going on to take RAD exams.
The Royal Academy of Dance’s (RAD) new state of the art global headquarters at Avanton: Battersea started to take shape this morning at an event to celebrate the building’s topping out. Royal Academy of Dance students presented an exclusive dance piece, choreographed by RAD’s Artistic Director, Gerard Charles for special guest and RAD President, Dame Darcey Bussell, to mark a significant construction milestone at Avanton: Battersea. The new building will be completed in 2020 and will be a key moment in the year marking the Academy’s centenary. ...Read More
Royal Academy of Dance Appoints Gerard Charles Artistic Director ...Read More