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The latest news from the RAD and the world of dance.

Carlos Acosta to receive QEII Award

25 Apr 2018 / Tags: Awards, UK

We are pleased to announce that Carlos Acosta CBE is to be awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Award, in recognition of his standing as one of the most influential figures in dance today. Read more »

Dr Ivor Guest DUniv MA FRAD

05 Apr 2018

It is with great sadness that we heard of the death on 30 March of Dr Ivor Guest, former lawyer, balletomane and Chairman of the Academy from 1969-1993. Read more »

Phyllis Bedells Bursary winners announced.

26 Mar 2018 / Tags: Bursaries

This year's Phyllis Bedells Bursary has been awarded to British dancers 15-year old Basil James and 14-year old Jessica Templeton both trained by the Dance Faculty at Tring Park School for the Performing Arts. Read more »

RAD Book Club review: The Miniaturist

21 Mar 2018 / Tags: Library

RAD Book Club’s latest meeting was about 'The Miniaturist', an engaging exploration of history, drama and suspense. It is the first novel by Jessie Burton and was inspired by a doll’s house in the Rijksmuseum, in Amsterdam. Read more »

Changes at the top at RAD New Zealand.

07 Mar 2018 / Tags: , New Zealand

Janet Taylor, the National Director of RAD New Zealand, is retiring on 29 March 2018 after nearly 15 years in the role and is awarded a Fellowship of the Royal Academy of Dance. Read more »

Mr Keith Holmes

02 Mar 2018

It is with great sadness that we acknowledge the death of Mr Keith Holmes, former Chief Executive of the International Dance Teachers Association (IDTA). Read more »

Discovering Repertoire launch success

22 Feb 2018 / Tags: Discovering Repertoire

Over the past few months, a series of events have taken place globally to launch Discovering Repertoire, the RAD's new classical ballet performance programme. Read more »