Finding Inspiration in Every Turn
The Du Boisson Dance Foundation is a registered charity, established in 2001, with the sole aim of raising funds to assist young people realise their passion for dance.
Honorary Patrons: Dame Darcey Bussell, DBE & Elizabeth Wigoder
Patrons: Stephen Wicks & Nicola Tranah
Chair: Georgina Black
Trustees: Anna du Boisson, Bharat Azad, James Ghani, Yas Yamaguchi
Charity Number: 1088916
Since its creation, the Foundation has raised close to £1 million to help support performance opportunities for children regardless of their ability, and to provide bursaries for dedicated and enthusiastic children with potential who come from financially disadvantaged backgrounds.
In particular, the Foundation supports the students of two local schools: the West London School of Dance(WLSDance) and London Vocational Ballet School(LVBS) by aiming to enrich the lives of all children who have a passion for dance, and to create a better life for each of them, step by step. The Foundation’s generous support has helped many young hopefuls progress their ambitions and go on to dance as members of major ballet companies or become professionals in the performing arts.
At WLSDance and LVBS, students enjoy the exciting privilege of performing annually in fabulous stage productions that the Foundation supports such as The Nutcracker at Christmas and summer productions such as Peter Pan, Little Women or a grand fundraising Gala, which gives them invaluable stage experience and prepares them for professions of all kinds, especially those in artistic fields.
The DBDF is also committed to its work within the community, promoting dance and related performance arts for both adults and children alike.
To continue to support its passion for helping young dancers and theatrical performers, the Foundation needs to raise over £100,000 per annum and therefore welcomes with gratitude any donation that can be made.
Hear what our alumni have to say: