Alexander Bennett, Royal Ballet

“This program is of great value.  It is a beautiful place to come and study because there are so many worthwhile merits to the program that other workshops don’t have.  The amount of performing that they do is really quite remarkable.  If you can imagine we start on a Monday and we rehearse a work and we actually perform it at the end of the week.  And that is really incredible because even professionals take a month sometimes to put on a work and were doing it with a group of people who are just coming from studios. So to get them into the style of a ballet like say La Sylphide or Swan Lake or Giselle in one week is really pushing it, but some how it works and you’ve just go to mold them and push them in every direction and make them look like the real thing when the curtain goes up”. Alexander Bennett (Royal Ballet) (1929-2003)