Talent By Twilight

On Wednesday 15th November the Music Room of our Mayfair branch came alive with Central School of Ballet’s brightest young talent, for an intimate performance of the latest repertoire.

With an evening sundowner in hand, it was wonderful to witness a room that has hosted the likes of Debussy and Strauss, make way for such talented young artists. Only a few steps away from the dancers, the audience was gently transported through the exceptional storytelling ability of these young professionals as they recited tales in both classical and contemporary repertoires.

As a business that was opened to make the benefits of investing accessible to all,  it was wonderful to be supporting such a forward-thinking institution which puts accessibility and talent development at the forefront of everything it does.

"In the Paris Gardens building we will be able to provide world-class facilities to match our students’ ambition."

Central School of Ballet is the only classical vocational school to offer an Honours Degree and pre-professional touring experience for final year students. It also opens its Central’s Herbal Hill facilities to over 1200 people each week which means the schools has now outgrown the space it can offer. To continue and extend its vision, Central is now planning an exciting move to bespoke new premises at Paris Gardens in London’s flourishing arts community on the South Bank.

A fundraising campaign is underway to raise the funds required for the fit-out of the building to meet the school’s specific needs. You can read more about the project here. If you would like to know more please contact the Development Team on 020 7837 6332, email development@csbschool.co.uk.

Heidi Hall, director and Central alumni, describes the project in her own words:

“Becoming a professional dancer takes talent, but also enormous determination and continuous effort. In the Paris Gardens building we will be able to provide world-class facilities to match our students’ ambition. We will have space to grow, to nurture creativity at all levels, to inspire partnerships and to encourage the local community to experience our passion for dance. The response to our plans has been enthusiastic and many major donations are already in place or pledged. We are now accelerating our fundraising activities to finance the final stage of the development.”


If you missed the show or would simply like to re-live this special moment, the Central School of Ballet’s company – Ballet Central – visits towns and cities across the UK every Spring, usually commencing in March going through to July.

Ballet Central’s 2018 tour dates will be announced early in the New Year, see Central School of Ballet’s news page for more information.