World Ballet Day 2019

R/A Director and The Royal Ballet Upper School Graduate, Professional Principle Soloist, Martin Howland

Wednesday 23rd October 2019 sees companies from around the world collaborate to celebrate Ballet, posting unique behind the scenes footage and live streamed rehearsals and interviews.

At R/A we believe that Ballet is the foundation of all technical dance and is therefore key in creating strong athletic and versatile performance. Students at Renaissance Arts can expect to be trained to a professional level in classical Ballet, Point, Pas de Deux, Virtuosity and Repertoire, irrespective of their previous experience.

Check out our social media pages on World Ballet Day for our own contributions and some exclusive interviews from our current students.

#BalletBeautiful #BalletSeason #BalletFeet #BalletBoys #RoyalBallet #BoysDanceToo #TahDance #BalletBodies #WorldBalletDay

Renaissance Arts introduces new qualifications for September 2020

We are delighted to announce that students accepted on to our 3 Year Vocational Dance and Musical Theatre courses from September 2020, will have the opportunity to study two new qualifications:

•Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Dance/Musical Theatre (September 2020)

•ISTD Level 4 Diploma in Dance Education (DDE)

• Bursary and funding opportunities available
• Apply to train from age of 16
• Study in the cultural quarter of Leeds city centre.
• Industry led training

For more information on our courses, come along to our Open Evening on Friday 1st November 2019. REGISTER NOW at

Register to Audition 6th November :

Other audition dates:

15th January 2020
18th March 2020

Graduate Success

Official Video Out Now, “Light Up The Night” by Jamie Berry    Feat Renaissance Arts Graduates Nathan King & Jessica Kewley    

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Graduate Jordan Hinchliffe returns to Renaissance Arts

Having just returned to the UK from his recent role as Dance Captain in The Bodyguard, Austria, Jordan returned to RA this week to work with the next generation of Musical Theatre professionals, teaching a masterclass to our current students.

Jordan embarked on professional training in Dance and Musical Theatre and graduated from Renaissance Arts, Leeds.

His Theatre Credits include On-stage Swing and Cover Stalker Bodyguard-das-musical (Köln, Germany),Dancer in Puttin’ on the Ritz (UK Tour), Dancer in Conga (Monte Carlo), Dancer in Keep Dancing (UK Tour) with Strictly Come Dancing favourites Robin Windsor and Anya Garnis. 

Jordan has also travelled Alaska and Asia onboard the Celebrity Millennium cruise liner as an Ensemble Dancer.

Further Theatre credits include Dance Captain/Ensemble in Robin Hood (Qdos Entertainment, Newcastle and Bradford), Dance Captain/Ensemble in Aladdin (Qdos Entertainment, Newcastle and Bradford), Dance Captain/Ensemble in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (Qdos Entertainment, Bradford), Dance Captain/Ensemble in Peter Pan (Qdos Entertainment, Bradford).

Television Credits include dancer for chart topping group THE WANTED (Surprise Surprise, ITV) and Ensemble in Bollywood Carmen LIVE (BBC).

After finishing his contract in Koln, Jordan then moved to Vienna, and joined the 20th anniversary cast of the cult musical Tanz der Vampire where he took on the role of Cover Schwarzer Vampire (lead male dance role) and also cover “Koukol” a lead acting role in the show.

Finishing Vampires in June 2018, Jordan was then lucky enough to be asked to join the Austrian Premier of “The Bodyguard” as an Off-Stage Swing and also taking on the role of Dance Captain, looking after the work of renowned choreographer Karen Bruce. 

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Graduate Success for Ruth Cass

Congratulations to Ruth in her contract with Norwegian Cruise Line where she will be performing as a part of ‘Footloose’ on board the Norwegian Joy

Alumni Success – Ben Lancaster through to the final of the BBC’s ‘All Together Now’

86 out of the 100 judges stood up in support of Renaissance Graduate Ben Lancaster on Saturday. We’re excited to how he does in the final!

Guest faculty Mark Webb back in the studio

We’re super excited to have Mark Webb back in college this week teaching commercial class.

Mark is one of the most sought after dancers of his generation, performing on stage with top musical artists including Destiny’s Child, Take That, Blue, Elton John, Kylie Minogue, Steps, Girls Aloud, Lionel Ritchie, Spice Girls, Boyzone, Diana Ross and Cher.

Choreographer: Clothes Show, Adidas, Veda, Harley Davidson, Tiger, Ben Sherman, Red Mother, Speedo, the V Festival, Salon International, The Motor Show, Next, Aspri, FA Cup Final.

#commercialdance #sweat #fullout #swagger

Graduate success Kerry Crozier

BOOM!The news is out!Kerry Crozier will be touring the UK with The Bodyguard!Absolutely thrilled

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Kerry completed her professional training at Renaissance Arts, Leeds in the UK.

Kerry’s credits include Ensemble in Bodyguard – Das Musical (Palladium Theater, Stuttgart), Ali in Mamma Mia!(Royal Caribbean), Ensemble in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (First Family Entertainment), Ensemble in King of Tap(Live Business), Ensemble in David Beckham ‘Never Settle’ and Sands Casino(Venetian Macau Ltd) and Ensemble in Jack and the Beanstalk and Aladdin(QDOS Entertainment).

Kerry is delighted to be touring the UK with The Bodyguard.

Pepperland, Mark Morris Dance Group, Contemporary Dance, Alhambra Theatre

Renaissance Arts’ students attending Mark Morris Dance group’s Pepperland, last night at The Alhambra Theatre in Bradford #jointherenaissance #renaissancearts #performingarts #performancestudents #theatretrip #contemporarydance #watchingdance #alhambratheatrebradford