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Ballet West Patron, Billy Connelly

"As Patron of Ballet West, it gives me enormous pleasure to support the campaign to raise funds to build a new studio in Taynuilt.  Ever since it started Ballet West has proved to be an enormous success, firstly bringing the best of ballet teaching to the Highlands, and now reaching out worldwide, through its degree  and its tours, both domestic and international, by students and professional dancers.  Ballet West has been so successful that the demand for places is enormous and there is an urgent need for a larger and better equipped studio. I applaud the astonishing achievements of Gillian Barton, her staff and her students and look forward to the new facilities, which will enable the school to continue to grow and to thrive".  

Welcome to Ballet West Scotland

At Ballet West we are committed to making the student experience the very best it can possibly be. From the two year old taking his or her first dance class to the professional in training you will be treated as an individual and offered the very best in dance training.

Ballet West has produced medallists and finalists at the RAD Genée International  Ballet Competition and is regularly represented at the competition.

"I cannot speak highly enough of your school. It seems that each pupil's individual talents are nurtured and their strengths encouraged. The homely relaxed environment you provide made us feel secure leaving our daughter behind instead of being sad driving away from her.  I felt a huge sense of pride and immense gratitude that she was part of something so exciting".
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Northumbria University

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Congratulations to Isaac Bowry, currently in his second year with Ballet West, who has been chosen to be part of the Re-bourne division of the currently touring Matthew Bourne production, Lord of the Flies. He will be playing Michael in the Glasgow shows which run from Wednesday 11th to Saturday 14th of June and will be dancing along side the company dancers.  Well done Isaac!


Ballet West are delighted to announce that Tracey McNellan from Bridge of Weir has won the Diamond Draw! She has won a beautiful pair of diamond earrings from Love for Diamonds in Glasgow, which were kindly donated to us by Board member, Jo Mickel. The raffle raised £1500 in funds for the new Ballet West Studio build. On hearing the news Tracey said 'I am absolutely thrilled to bits - I never usually win anything!' many congratulations Tracey!

Huge congratulations to Andrew MacFarlane, Ballet West Honours Degree student, who has just got a contract with English National Ballet!


We are delighted to congratulate full time student Natasha Watson who was awarded the bronze medal at the most recent Genée International Ballet Competition in 2013. Following her success at this prestigious competition, Natasha Watson has danced with national ballet company Scottish Ballet on their recent tour of Hansel and Gretel on a student contract. Natasha has now returned to continue her studies at Ballet West and will be dancing lead roles in our current production of Swan Lake. 

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Ballet West
Ichrachan House - Taynuilt - Argyll - PA35 1HP - Scotland - UK
t. 01866 822641 - f. 01866 822020 - e.
Ballet West is a company limited by guarantee with charitable status
Company Number 175325 - Scottish Charity Number SCO22105

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