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The Feeney Ballet Scholarship

Elmhurst School for Dance is the Associate School to the Birmingham Royal Ballet, with around 200 of the most talented young ballet dancers from the UK and abroad.

The Feeney Trust has provided Elmhurst with a capital fund of £50,000 to enable Elmhurst to award an annual scholarship, known as 'The Feeney Ballet Scholarship' to encourage local dance students.

The first Feeney Scholarship was awarded in December 2012 to Siân Gourlay. Jared Hinton succeeded Siân, and the current holder of the Feeney Scholarship is Jordan Wright.

Jordan came to Elmhurst School for Dance from Dormston School, Wolverhampton, in September 2014 to begin his sixth form. He is a disciplined dancer with a magnetic onstage personality. He responds well to correction, is quick and musical and brings a natural sense of subtlety to his dancing.  During a “Music and Dance” evening in February 2016 involving Elmhurst students as well as dancers from Birmingham Royal Ballet and the Royal Ballet Sinfonia, Jordan danced to great acclaim in Preludes, choreographed by Lee Robinson and Gloria Grigolato and utilising Elgar’s Enigma Variations.

Jordan Wright:

Jordan Wright

Siân Gourlay

Jared Hinton
Jared Hilton,
photo by Piter Teigen

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