Bursaries and Competitions

RAD bursaries, scholarships and competitions provide opportunities for young people to gain performance experience and to further their study and training.

Bursaries for applicants to the Margot Fonteyn International Ballet Competition

The Margot Fonteyn International Ballet Competition; The Fonteyn, formerly the Genée International Ballet Competition is the RAD’s annual international ballet competition and retains the heritage of Dame Adeline Genée by preserving the Genée Gold Medal.

The Fonteyn offers limited bursaries, created thanks to a donation from the Dame Margot Fonteyn Scholarship Fund, this scheme is open to any individual from any country wishing to compete in the Margot Fonteyn International Ballet Competition.

Phyllis Bedells Bursary

The Phyllis Bedells Bursary is one of our longest-established grants. This bursary is awarded to young dancers under 17 years of age who have passed the RAD Intermediate and Advanced 1 exams (Advanced 1 with Distinction) but have not entered for the Advanced 2 exam.

Fiona Campbell Examinations Bursary

The Fiona Campbell Examinations Bursary is made possible as the result of a generous legacy left by the former RAD teacher, examiner, trustee and lifelong friend to the Academy. Teachers can apply for the bursary on behalf of deserving candidates, to the value of their next examination.

Yvonne Cusack Scholarship

The Yvonne Cusack Scholarship Fund is made possible by a generous legacy donation made to RAD USA by the Yvonne Cusack Evans and Douglas Evans Trust.  Yvonne was an RAD teacher for over 40 years and for a short time, an Examiner.  The scholarship fund will be used to support USA students on the RAD’s teaching certification programs. For information contact Patti Ashby, National Director USA: pashby@radusa.org.