11 January 2021 13:15
The Royal Academy of Dance at 100
Our centenary is an important time to recognise our roots, our achievements, our influence, and also to look to building our legacy. It is also the right time to show our gratitude to our dedicated membership and the part they have played in making the RAD the organisation, the authority, and even the family, that it has become.
From this December (and running throughout 2021), as we begin to resume events and activities, we will continue to tell the story of the RAD, an organisation that has been teaching the world to dance for 100 years, through the stories, experiences and remarkable achievements, of our teachers, examiners and students from children through to adults and Silver Swans from around the world.
Photo: Dame Adeline Genée with Queen Mary and the Princess Royal at the Stoll Theatre, 1950.
Travel through the decades and discover RAD’s milestone events throughout its 100-year history.
""I want to thank you all, for all that you have done for the Academy through your own, professional work over the years. For your loyalty, your dedication, your support, your help." "Luke Rittner, RAD CEO
""We are not only looking backwards at all the wonderful people who made this important milestone possible, we are also looking forwards, at the next hundred years." "Gerard Charles, RAD Artistic Director
""It's such a proud moment for you all. And I know it's been a tough year, but we mustn't forget to celebrate.""Dame Darcey Bussell, RAD President