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Darcey Bussell Genée Bursary Scheme

29 Jan 2015

Darcey Bussell Genée Bursary Scheme
Our new international bursary scheme is aimed at widening access to the Genée.

Funded by donations made at the QEII Coronation Award Gala in September 2014, these bursaries will support eligible students who, for financial reasons, might not otherwise be able to enter the Genée. 

Between five and ten bursaries, each worth a minimum of £1,500 a year, will be made available by the RAD for the next five years, to candidates from across the world. Named in honour of our President, the new Darcey Bussell Genée Bursaries will cover successful applicants’ entry fees, travel expenses and associated costs. 

In addition, The Dame Margot Fonteyn Scholarship Fund has pledged to award a bursary of up to £2,000 per year for the next 5 years to support eligible Genée candidates.

Bursary applications will open in March, with Genée competition applications opening in April.

Members priority booking for tickets to the Semi-finals and Final opens on 19 March, but our limited all-inclusive Genée Experience Packages are available now.


Applications are open from 19 March until 30 April 2015. Apply now.

Alexia Bazzo South Africa says:
03 Feb 2015 16:28

Please could you inform me how I could apply for the bursary to attend the Genee as I have qualified for 2015

Ria Sarantaridou says:
04 Feb 2015 10:05

Hi Alexia,

Applications for the bursaries will open in March. Watch this space.

Corey Reynolds says:
04 Feb 2015 23:53

Very exciting! Can't wait to make an application from here in Australia! London Genée here we come! :D

Danielle Brown says:
12 Mar 2015 11:51

Hi I am currently training full time at Ballet West Scotland and plan to apply for the Genee please can you inform me when I am able to apply for the bursary thank you

Ria Sarantaridou says:
12 Mar 2015 14:04

Hi Danielle,

Applications for the bursaries will open on 19 March.

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