19 December 2021

The Nutcracker Adult Repertoire Workshop (London)

Explore choreography from The Nutcracker, working with like-minded adult dancers to rehearse a performance piece from this Christmas classic.

Develop your technique, musicality and artistry with a professional dance artist from the Royal Academy of Dance, featuring live piano accompaniment.

For weekly classes that focus on solo choreography from the classic ballets, please refer to the RAD syllabus Discovering Repertoire.



Sunday 19 December 2021


10.30am – 1.00pm


Royal Academy of Dance
36 Battersea Square
SW11 3RA

Who can attend?

Recommended for ages 18+, with at least two years’ dance experience. Please note, these workshops are also open to non-members and those who are not currently attending adult dance classes at the RAD headquarters.


Ellen Elphick trained at Elmhurst School for Dance Lower School and The Royal Ballet Upper School where she graduated in 2012. Whilst at Elmhurst School for Dance, Ellen won ‘The Most Promising Dancer Award’ and ‘The Dancing Boutique Award’.  At The Royal Ballet School Ellen was a finalist in ‘The Young British Dancer of The Year’ performing the Lilac Fairy Variation from Sleeping Beauty and Queen of the Dryads Variation from Don Quixote, and was also a finalist in the Molly Lake Awards.

Upon graduating from The Royal Ballet School, Ellen accepted a contract to Join the Hong Kong Ballet where she danced as an artist for 2 years performing in many classical productions including The Nutcracker, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty and Swan Lake.  In 2014, Ellen joined Scottish Ballet as an artist under the direction of Christopher Hampson where she enjoyed dancing Elite Syncopations, Elsa Canesta and Five Tangos.

In 2016, Ellen completed her Professional Dancers Teaching Diploma with the RAD and has been teaching across London ever since.  Ellen has a passion for teaching and passing on all the knowledge that she has gained whilst being a professional dancer.


Please ensure you check the ticket details carefully. If the ticket you wish to book appears sold out, please apply online for the Waiting List Ticket and the Student Activities Team will contact you should a suitable place become available.

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Please note, in the event of injury or medical emergency during the activity a qualified First Aider from Royal Academy of Dance will provide necessary treatment and assistance to the participant.


Please email courses@rad.org.uk

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Key Information

Level Age Duration Fee Closing Date
We recommend that you have 2 years dance experience to benefit 18+ 2.5 hours £36 29 November 2021 12:00pm

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