Edinburgh Festival Ballet School started in September 2019. Founded by internationally-renowned dancer and director Peter Schaufuss, the school provides world-class training for those looking to pursue a professional career in dance.
Using his unrivalled experience and knowledge of the industry, Schaufuss himself has written course content designed to challenge students and propel them towards a successful career in ballet. On completion of three years’ training at Edinburgh Festival Ballet School, graduates will be presented with an SQA Higher National Diploma & Peter Schaufuss Diploma.
Schaufuss is the founder of The English National Ballet School who, in a stellar career, has performed and directed all over the world with leading companies including the Kirov Ballet, the Paris Opera Ballet, the Royal Ballet and the New York City Ballet.
Darcey Bussell DBE became the patron of the school in 2020.
Graduates of Edinburgh Festival Ballet School will be invited to audition for Edinburgh’s newest performance dance company to be established by Olivier-Award winner Schaufuss.