Urdang Academy
Stephanie Pope

Stephanie Pope

Role College Principal

After graduating from Rambert Ballet School, Stephanie (ARAD (dip PDTC)) performed as a classical ballet dancer as well as pursuing a successful West End and TV career.

Having retired as a performer Stephanie gained her teaching qualification on the Professional Dancers Teachers Course from The Royal Academy of Dance. Following a position as resident ballet teacher at Bush Davies School she went to Hong Kong as Senior Ballet Mistress for the feeder school to the Hong Kong Ballet Company. On her return to England she joined the Urdang Academy as Head of Students and after Leonie Urdang’s death became Principal. Stephanie regularly lectures at the Royal Academy of Dance and the British Ballet Organisation on vocational teaching practice.

Key Dates

Summer Courses

Pre Audition Course
Monday 23rd July - Friday 27th July 2018

Connect Summer School
Monday 30th July 2018 - Friday 3rd August 2018
Monday 6th August 2018 - Friday 10th August 2018

Connect UK Summer School
Monday 13th August 2018 - Friday 17th August 2018

Term Dates


Term starts: Monday 10th September 2018

Half term: week commencing Monday 22nd October 2018

End of Term: Wednesday 19th December 2018


All applications are now closed.  Online applications will reopen in September 2018.  Audition dates and times for 2019 entry will be confirmed shortly.

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