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Central School of Ballet



Music, Theatre, Dance and Visual Arts


About us

Central School of Ballet is a world-leading centre for professional dance training based in the South Bank arts community in London’s Southwark, led by Executive Director Mark Osterfield and Artistic Director Kate Coyne. Central offers vocational degree courses in dance at undergraduate and postgraduate level, all validated by the University of Kent. At Central’s new premises named after the school’s Royal Patron The Countess of Wessex Studios, Central is a thriving hub for the dance industry providing professional training degree courses for those aiming for a career in dance, a thriving Junior School with classes in ballet for children after school in term time, and an Associate Programme for young people aiming for professional dance training. A range of adult dance classes in the evenings and on Sundays provides the chance to improve general fitness and wellbeing.

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