Edinburgh Festival Ballet School will be based at Saint Stephen’s in the heart of the city. The Grade A-listed building, which was designed by William Playfair, is one of Edinburgh’s most iconic venues and features one of Scotland’s largest dance spaces.
THE PETER SCHAUFUSS DIPLOMA
The diploma course is designed to support students pursuing a career in performance with a specific focus on ballet. Classical ballet education will incorporate technical tuition in adage and corps de ballet repertoire, solos, pas de deux and virtuosity.
Beyond the basis of technical excellence, the diploma will nurture a wider range of skills required by the professional performers of tomorrow.
Complementary subjects will be offered, such as drama, anatomy and pilates as well as dance history, music and choreographic styles supported by theatre visits.
As further preparation to break into such a demanding and rewarding industry, students will be mentored in audition techniques and performance style, with the ultimate aim of achieving artistic eloquence on any stage.
As a showcase of their progress and of how their skills translate into a professional career, students will have the opportunity to give public performances of productions throughout each academic year at the iconic Edinburgh theatre Saint Stephen’s.