Royal Academy of Ballet

A Royal Academy of Dance School


June 5, 2016
Blaisdell Center - Pikake Room

Annual Recital: Each year our dancers and parents prepare for an exciting event held at Neal Blaisdell; Neoclassique 2015, Opera De Paris 2016, join us 2017...

Winter Presentation: Held at Na Lama Kukui Center Stage. Enroll Aug 28 until Oct 5th (non-refundable), includes performance tutu and free seating.

Classes are now in session. Registration is on going until classes are full. For more information please call (808) 528-0808.
RAB Hawaii was featured in the Star Advertiser and Hawaii Modern Luxury, Honolulu StarAdvertiser, Hawaii Modern Luxury Living, Halekulani Hotel Magazine, and Sing Tao Daily. 

RAB Hawaii is proud to be a member of the Royal Academy of Dance, London (RAD), International Association of Dance and Medicine (IADM), International Dance Teacher Association (IDTA), International Dance Council, Paris/UNESCO (CID), National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC),Hawaii Arts Alliance (HAA) and International Dance Acclaim (IDA).

 RAB is an award winner of the "BEST of Honolulu 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014" Dance School by US Commerce Association.


Opera de paris


International Dance Acclaim: Held  at Cupola Theatre for Hawaii's first IDA event in 2016 recognized internationally with Royal Academy of Dance, dancers awarded...



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Tutu the Pointe Newsletter

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Neoclassique  June 7th 2015

The Royal Academy of Ballet performs Néoclassique on
June 7th, 2015 at the Neal S. Blaisdell Center Pikake Room.

Thank you to our sponsors who have helped make this performance possible. Our goal is to expand each dancer's aptitude and passion for dance all while having fun. Through performance, our students are given the opportunity to express their newfound skills and artistry gained through the disciplines of their rehearsal.  We look forward to seeing you there!

RAB In The News

She Shares Her Love of Ballet

Interview with Hawaii Business Magazine

Royal Academy of Dance UK News

Genée International Ballet Competition (Belgium)
18 Sep 2014 09:00 - 27 Sep 2014 23:00

Antwerp (Belgium) will host the Genée International Ballet Competition from 18-27 September 2014. The Royal Ballet of Flanders will partner with the Royal Academy of Dance for this international event

Experience the passion, pride and prestige up close as some of the world’s most talented young ballet dancers compete for the coveted gold, silver and bronze medals, as well as the popular Audience and Choreographic Awards.

The Final will see the dancers perform three variations for the judging panel, including the world premiere of the commissioned choreography, bringing the demanding 10-day competition to a stunning close. 

RAD presents The Royal Ballet with the QEII Award at glittering ceremony

05 Sep 2014

Last night, The Royal Ballet received the Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Award, the highest recognition the Royal Academy of Dance can bestow.

The event was held at the Ballroom at Claridge’s in Mayfair, 60 years after the award’s inauguration, initially conferred upon Royal Ballet founder Dame Ninette de Valois in 1954, at a luncheon held in the very same venue.

Nineteen Royal Ballet Principals attended the event as guests of honour, as well as Director Kevin O'Hare who received the award from RAD President Darcey Bussell CBE. Many ballet lovers and celebrities from the ballet world were also present.

As this presentation of the QEII Award celebrated the shared history between The Royal Ballet and the RAD, the gala was also a fundraiser for the Genée International Ballet Competition, the RAD's flagship event. The Genée provides young dancers a unique opportunity to work with renowned choreographers and teachers, as well as the chance to perform on an international stage and compete for a range of medals and prize money.

The Genée has proved to be a launch pad for a professional career in dance for many, and the money raised last night will provide the means for a broader pool of young talent to participate. Since the year 2000, 14 Genée medallists have gone on to dance with The Royal Ballet alone – amongst them current Principals Lauren Cuthbertson (Silver Medallist, 2001) and Steven McRae (Gold Medallist, 2002), both present at last night's celebrations.

RAD vice president Wayne Sleep commented: 'I was RAD trained since the age of 10 and this was essential to me winning the Leverhulme Scholarship. This helped me achieve my dream of becoming principal dancer with the Royal Ballet.'

Initial calculations of funds raised through silent and live auctions, and through individual pledges received on the night, indicate that the event raised over £65,000 towards the creation of a new Genée bursary scheme, details of which will  be announced in due course.

Neil Macdonald, Global Brand Director for Royal Salute said 'Royal Salute is delighted to have supported the Royal Academy of Dance and the Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Award. Like Royal Salute, the award was also founded in 1953 so there is a natural partnership.'

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Miss Vivienne is a Royal Academy of Dance trained dancer. She received classical ballet training in Malaysia, New York City, Los Angeles and London, UK. In New York City, she was personally trained by Ballet Masters Miss Christine Neubert & Miss Valery Taylor. Her extensive resume includes over 34 years as a dancer, professionally at the Carnegie Ballet & American Ballet Theater.  

Royal Academy of Ballet (R.A.B.) is proud to be the first and only Royal Academy of Dance certified school in the state of Hawaii. The Royal Academy of Ballet sets forth the highest standards of training for all students. Our certified teachers adhere to the highest standards of the Royal Academy of Dance (R.A.D.) syllabus to educate and expand knowledge of dance in the community. Classes at the Royal Academy of Ballet provide the technical training, rhythm, musicality, artistic self-expression, discipline, nurturing environment, and performance opportunities to enhance the dancers’ abilities and confidence Progress is measured annually through the R.A.D.’s examinations which give dancers and parents the opportunity to monitor the growth and development. At The Royal Academy of Ballet our goal is to expand each dancer’s aptitude and passion for dance all while having fun!


Royal Academy of Dance Exam/Class Awards: Designed for children age 2 + up.Registration begins Oct 5th through Tuesday Dec 6th, 2016 at 6pm Hawaii Time.