Ballet Explored connects secondary schools with English National Ballet through an all-encompassing dance workshop and curriculum-linked teaching resources package, providing schools with an enriching and authentic insight into our productions.

ENB’s Ballet Explored workshop packages enable students to explore the production concepts, themes and aesthetics, and to develop knowledge and understanding of the work through their exploration of repertoire: dance phrases, central motifs and creative tasks to develop their own dances and in turn, ignite passion, excitement and appreciation for dance. Throughout the project, students develop their self-confidence, creativity and skills which contributes to positive changes to wellbeing.

Ballet Explored – Khan Retrospective: Dust/Giselle/Creature, Spring – Summer 2022

Our much-anticipated Ballet Explored offer for 2022 engages students with Akram Khan’s three full-length contemporary ballets created for English National Ballet – Dust (2014), Giselle (2016) and Creature (2021). With themes from dislocation, love and memory, to isolation and betrayal, this triple bill promises to make the most exciting Ballet Explored yet.

This workshop package is offered to secondary schools in Westminster, Kensington & Chelsea, Hammersmith & Fulham and Barnet.

Package includes:

  • Dance workshop in April, May or June
  • Interactive resource pack, including videos, creative tasks and cross-curricular activities
  • Activity contributes towards students’ Arts Award (Bronze and Silver) & schools’ Artsmark status
  • An optional Insights and Choreographic Intensive is also offered. It takes place on Friday 20 and Saturday 21 May at our studios on London City Island in Canning Town.
  • Optional CPD session for a member of school staff (date and time TBC).

Register your school today!

The fee is £100 + VAT for participating schools.

Ballet Explored – Khan Retrospective Dust/Giselle/Creature is kindly supported by John Lyon’s Charity.

The integration of students with the other school was really good – they supported each other well
Teacher, Ballet Explored 2021
I liked the ballet, because I’ve never tried ballet before
Student, Ballet Explored 2021
It was a very thrilling experience and I’d like to experience something similar in future
Student, Ballet Explored 2021
I liked working with the schools and participating in group work
Student, Ballet Explored 2021

If you would like to register your interest to take part in Ballet Explored, please contact us using the details below.


English National Ballet Engagement Team