Entries by Neil Rigg


J O I N T H E R E N A I S S A N C E If you’re in Year 11 or Year 13 in studies, you may be looking for options to continue in your journey towards a professional career. Renaissance Arts is an Independent Conservatoire focussed on providing performing arts training […]

Renaissance Arts become Partners on Re:Fresh

We’re thrilled to announce our partnership with 12 other key Dance organisations in Yorkshire, to offer a digital Youth Dance platform of events in March 2021. The programme will run between Wednesday 24th – Saturday 27th march 2021. Workshops, performances, talks and Dance challenges can be booked and accessed for FREE on social media and […]


Fancy your chances at winning a unique opportunity? ENTER NOW! Head over to @renaissarts or @Howlyballet on Instagram or Facebook R/A Director of Ballet and renowned Ballet dancer Martin Howland is offering one lucky winner an opportunity for 1-1 online training. The programme on offer, designed to help you achieve more from your dance technique, […]

How to Audition with Renaissance Arts Conservatoire Previously, we’ve offered two ways to audition for access onto our full time, 3 year courses, in Dance & Musical Theatre. Auditioning in person on one of our allocated dates includes workshops with our industry led faculty, a chance to tour and use our world class facilities, in […]


Welcome Freshers, welcome back returning students! It’s been a journey these last few months. We ended our academic year streaming classes full time online. Our end of year showcase was cancelled. But we decided to hold on to our 2020 leavers a little longer. A new training site for our expanding needs was introduced and […]

Director and Head of Ballet at Renaissance Arts Conservatoire, Martin Howland, introduces his new venture, HowlyBallet

Martin Howland was born in Brighouse, West Yorkshire, and trained at The Elwyn school of Dance. At the age of 11 Martin was accepted to the ‘Royal Ballet School’ and began 5 years of classical training at White Lodge in Richmond Park. After graduating from the lower school Martin continued his professional training at The […]

Thrive & Succeed with R/A – Talking Fees, Study outside London and why we won’t offer degrees

At R/A, our unique selling point is our aspiration to deliver uncompromised teaching, ensuring that students receive inspiring and engaging experiences, with professionals who have been and are still working at the levels many aspire to. It’s a unique selling point. But are we fighting against a culture of academic routes and funded study?  The […]