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Students live in a friendly and caring community which is committed to their safety and welfare. Students receive outstanding Health & Well-being support specifically designed for dancers.
We are proud to be a world class centre of excellence for the training and education of classical ballet dancers where graduating students are prepared to secure contracts with national and international ballet companies. Teachers come from successful professional dance backgrounds and teach with passion and commitment.
A student-focussed learning experience maximises each studentís potential in learning, living and dancing skills. The positive learning environment and high expectations prepare our graduates for life in the very best national and international ballet companies.
Elmhurst in Association with Birmingham Royal Ballet is a world renowned centre of excellence for the training and education of ballet dancers. Students are equipped with the skills, resilience and creativity to succeed and make a difference in the professional dance world and beyond.

Denise Lewin

ARAD, PDTD (RAD London), CDE, DDE, ISTD National, BPhil (Hons), CYQ Exercise for Children (Level II)
Ballet, Dance Styles/National Dance

Denise Lewin trained at the Arts Educational School and the Royal Ballet Upper School. She danced professionally in Europe, performing principal roles in Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, Giselle, Le Corsaire, The Nutcracker, Petrushka and other major ballets, as well as various contemporary pieces. She has also danced in musicals, including West Side Story, Chicago, Cabaret, Fiddler on the Roof, My Fair Lady, Kiss Me Kate, Hello Dolly and The Bird Cage

Since attaining the Professional Dancers' Teaching Diploma from the Royal Academy of Dance with distinction, she has taught at the Italia Conti Academy in London, freelance for the RAD and the Vienna State Opera Ballet School, and was tutor on the Dance for Children with Special Needs project at the RAD. Denise furthered her academic studies, gaining a diploma in anatomy and a BPhil (Hons) in Dance Education from Durham University. She has been a member of the faculty on summer and Easter schools for the Royal Academy of Dance, British Ballet Organisation and Scottish Ballet School, and regularly delivers workshops in Austria.

In September 2004 Denise joined the vocational staff of Elmhurst at their new site in Birmingham. She is currently ballet tutor for Lower School Girls and in charge of the Dance Styles/National Dance programme.


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Denise Lewin BPhil (Hons), ARAD, RAD Dip PDTC, RTS, CYQ Exercise for Children (Cert Level II) Ballet, Dance Styles/National Dance

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