I am the Founder of Ballet Body. I am a qualified and registered (RAD, ISTD) dance instructor with a special interest in fitness/conditioning for dance and for life. I started dancing when I was two and trained in ballet, tap and modern at the Pearl Shaw School of Dance. I gained a scholarship for ballet school in my early years, but instead pursued a successful career as a lawyer at a City law firm in London for 10 years. After having my young family, I returned to my passion for dance, retraining to teach ballet, tap and modern. My experience and enjoyment of ballet and fitness in general has enabled me to develop a unique body conditioning programme based on classical technique.
I freelance with a local dance school teaching creative movement, ballet, tap and modern to children and also provide ballet conditioning for children as part of their dance training. I have completed training in Maria Fay’s floor barre and Progressing Ballet Technique and I am a certified Animal Flow instructor.
I have been involved in providing ballet conditioning as part of the training for elite squads of board divers in preparation for national competitions.
I also co-teach weekly movement classes to people with Parkinson’s Disease.