The Fonteyn Bursaries

A new bursary scheme will support applicants to the renamed Margot Fonteyn International Ballet Competition, taking place in London from 27 August–5 September 2020.

Working in partnership with the Dame Margot Fonteyn Scholarship Fund, we are able to offer ten bursaries in 2020:

  • Three fixed Dame Margot Fonteyn Scholarship Fund bursaries of £1,500 each
  • Seven fixed Dame Darcey Bussell Centennial Bursaries of £1,000 each

Applicants will be eligible to apply for a bursary if they achieved RAD Advanced 1 and a Distinction at RAD Advanced 2, or if they have a reasonable expectation of achieving this standard by 31 May 2020.

Bursary applications open from 6 January 2020 and close on 1 March – applicants will be notified as to the status of their application in mid-March. Candidate applications will be open from 1–31 May 2020.