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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.

Katharine Perl

BA (Hons), PGCE, AIDTA
Drama and English

After graduating from Manchester Metropolitan University with an honours degree in Dance and Drama, Kate Perl went on to attain her PGCE in Secondary English from The Open University. She has travelled extensively, including spending a year in Australia where she worked for the Navy, and to Romania where she led dance workshops at a childrenís hospice. Kate has taught in a variety of educational settings, and with students of all ages and abilities, and she joined Elmhurst in 2004 as Teacher in Charge of Drama. Kate is an Associate Ballet Teacher for the IDTA, an Associate Teacher of LAMDA and is an Examiner for Edexcel Drama GCSE.



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