Scott Ambler Bursary Supports Promising Young Dancer

8th February 2021

Scott Ambler Bursary Supports Promising Young Dancer

We are thrilled to announce that second year student Harry Wilson has been selected as the 2020/21 recipient of The Scott Ambler Bursary.

Harry was chosen by Principal & Artistic Director, Amanda Britton, “Harry exemplifies the kind of dancer we love to nurture at Rambert School: expressive, creative, innovative, quirky, warm and giving. We have great hopes for Harry and his peers as the country hopefully emerges from the pandemic-it’s this generation of students who will lead our creative endeavours going forward.”  

On receiving the award Harry said,  “Dancing is my life and when I graduate I hope to work in a contemporary dance company, whilst continuing to develop my artistic identity. I thoroughly enjoy both performance and choreography so hope to continue to practise both. I feel honoured and grateful to be receiving the Scott Ambler Bursary which I know will help provide me with many opportunities. An enormous thank you to everyone.”  

The Scott Ambler Bursary provides generous and vital financial help to a promising dancer during their training at Rambert School. Scott Ambler was a student at Rambert School in the early 1980s. He graduated in 1984 and went on to have an outstanding performing career. Scott become a founding member of New Adventures, creating and dancing many iconic roles such as The Prince in Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake and Dino in The Car Man. He also choreographed and co-directed Lord of the Flies, a ground breaking dance production developed to inspire boys and young men to dance – something Scott was hugely passionate about.

Graduate Archie White was the recipient of the bursary in 2019/20 and has now joined Rambert2. Rambert2 is a one-year MA course in Professional Dance Performance and the junior company for Rambert. This programme is run jointly by the School and company. Archie was among 650 other graduates auditioning from around the world. 

Rambert School would like to thank the family and friends of Scott Ambler and Matthew Bourne New Adventures for their incredibly generous support of our students.  


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