Ballet Futures: The Pipeline Project

Dupont Dance Stage School is proud to be part of English National Ballet’s Ballet Futures: The Pipeline Project.
This new children’s training programme aims to encourage and incentivise more dancers from traditionally underrepresented groups (African Diaspora, Caribbean, South Asian and South East Asian heritage) to participate in professional ballet training at the earliest possible point. 

Run in association with English National Ballet, this platform will provide gifted and talented young dancers aged 8 and above the training and space to grow into their potential as young artists.

Following an audition, the participants will receive:

  • free weekly training at our school
  • financial support towards shoes and school uniform
  • the chance to work with English National Ballet dancers, artists and teachers throughout the year
  • access to English National Ballet’s building, the Mulryan Centre for Dance, with additional support for travel to and from East London

Twice a year, English National Ballet representatives will also visit us to offer class, host a Q&A and share feedback and support!

The project will begin in January 2022, and we are now looking for participants.

If your child loves to dance and is aged 8-12, and your family is of African Diaspora, Caribbean, South Asian or South East Asian heritage, please contact us to arrange an audition at [email protected]  or call 0116 2629229.

Ballet Futures: The Pipeline Project is supported by the Leverhulme Trust

We are extremely proud and honoured to be partnering with English National Ballet to launch Ballet Futures.

Living in one of the most ethnically diverse cities in the UK makes the Ballet Pipeline Project even more special. To be able to offer gifted young dancers from these underrepresented backgrounds these incredible opportunities really is a dream come true as is the prestige of working with such a renowned ballet company.

We look forward to a long and happy partnership producing some wonderful, diverse young dancers on our journey together.