Prizes, Scholarships and Donations

The London Ballet Circle provides financial support to student dancers. Typically, we pay for children to attend dance summer schools such as the Yorkshire Ballet Summer School, Dutch National Ballet Summer School or Newport Summer Dance & Wales International Ballet Summer School. We ask school principals to select naturally gifted students who, without the London Ballet Circle's financial support, would be unable to attend such specialist coaching sessions.

Although we are a very small charity, as more families face financial difficulties, the London Ballet Circle wants to help even more students to have the chance to be coached by the world's leading dancers and teachers at the country's most highly regarded summer schools. To do this we need money. Any donation that you can make, no matter how much, will be put to very good use in helping students. Donations can be made very easily through PayPal, by clicking on the 'Donate' button below:

    If you prefer, donations can be made by cheque made payable to

    "The London Ballet Circle" and sent to:

    TLBC Treasurer

    28 Ashworth Mansions

    Elgin Avenue


    W9 1JP

    Please note no awards can be applied for and all such are made solely at the discretion of the Committee of the London Ballet Circle, although any current member of the London Ballet Circle may make suggestions for possible recipients for consideration by the Committee.

    Prizes and Scholarships

    • Sir Peter Wright Prize (awarded to an Elmhurst Ballet School graduating student)
    • The London Ballet Circle Dame Ninette Award (awarded to the outstanding male and female graduating students)
    • Dutch National Ballet Summer School (two weeks for one student)
    • Yorkshire Ballet Summer School (one week each for two students)
    • Stanley Hawkins Bursary (one week at the Newport Summer Dance & Wales International Ballet Summer School for one student)

    Student Success: Ann Wall

    Ann was a Yorkshire Ballet Summer School scholarship recipient in 2014 and the Stanley Hawkins Bursary recipient in 2015. Thanks to the generosity of Mr Christian, Ann was able to join Ballet Cymru as an apprentice in September 2016 upon graduating from English National Ballet School. And now Ann has been given a contract to join Ballet Cymru as a company member.  

    Ann Wall's Diary

    Ann wrote a diary to express her sincere gratitude for the sponsorship of her apprenticeship with Ballet Cymru for the Autumn tour which can be read online here

    2016 Recipients

    Sir Peter Wright Prize

    Isaac Bowri

    The London Ballet Circle Dame Ninette Award

    Giacomo Rovero (Royal Ballet School)

    Photo: London Ballet Circle Patron Sir Peter Wright CBE, Associate Vice President Michael Broderick and Giacomo Rovero, recipient of The London Ballet Circle Dame Ninette Award for the most outstanding male graduate of The Royal Ballet School 2016

    Kaho Yanagisawa (Royal Ballet School)

    Photo: London Ballet Circle Patron Sir Peter Wright CBE and Kaho Yanahisawa, recipient of The London Ballet Circle Dame Ninette Award for the most outstanding female graduate of The Royal Ballet School 2016

    Dutch National Ballet Summer School

    Daniel Myers (English National Ballet School)

    Photo credit: Tim Cross

    Yorkshire Ballet Summer School

    Wetika (Jao) Woramontri (Rambert School of Ballet & Contemporary Dance)

    Jennifer Beattie (Elmhurst Ballet School)

    Stanley Hawkins Bursary

    Saskia Twiss (Central School of Ballet)


    • Yorkshire Ballet Summer School
    • English National Ballet School
    • Royal Ballet School
    • Central School of Ballet
    • Tring Park for the Performing Arts
    • Chance to Dance
    • Ballet Cymru


    On several occasions members have approached our Honorary Treasurer to ask how to proceed should they wish to leave a legacy to The London Ballet Circle. We are very grateful for the generosity that prompts these enquiries and if anybody is interested in making such a bequest would they please get in touch with our Honorary Treasurer, Susan Johnson, at the address above. Susan has a straightforward form that she will send you.

    Gift Aid

    Gift Aid is one of the simplest and most effective ways of giving to charity. You can download our Gift Aid form here. Using Gift Aid means that for every pound you give, as a charity The London Ballet Circle will currently receive an extra 25 pence from the Inland Revenue.This means that a £10 Gift Aid donation is worth £12.50 to us - and it doesn't cost you a thing.It can apply to donations of any amount, large or small, cash, cheque, postal order, direct debit, standing order, debit or credit card or even in a foreign currency. A single Gift Aid declaration can apply to your current and all future donations. On top of this, individuals paying tax at the 40% rate can reclaim as much as £25 for themselves from the taxman for every £100 donated to charity, by including details of their Gift Aid donations on their Self Assessment form. Individuals paying tax at the new 50% rate can claim £37.50. Next time you give a donation look out for the Gift Aid section on the donation form or appeal, fill in the declaration and send it off. Gift Aid form