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News and Events 2019

Dancer Lucy Pearce gains place at vocational School BALLET WEST SCOTLAND

Ballet First senior dancer Lucy Pearce has successfully auditioned to gain a coveted place at Ballet West Scotland, Lucy will be starting this next step in her career from September 2019. Lucy is the 2nd dancer in the year to take up a place with Ballet West Scotland. Well done!


Show 2019 celebrating 20 years of Ballet First 
Saturday 22nd June 2019 – Rhodes Arts Complex Bishops Stortford

Our show this year will be Cinderella Act 1 – a light hearted Ballet with comic moments depicting the classic story of Cinderella wanting to go the Ball, danced by Ballet First students; 2nd half of the Programme will see Classical Ballet excerpts and variations, also contemporary dance pieces including a guest appearance of former Ballet First dancer Mandy Waller in an especially devised solo contemporary piece.


Male dancer Ollie Grant secures a further year on the Central Associate Pre-Senior Boys course

Ollie has been offered a further place with Central School of Ballet on the Pre-Senior boys Associate course to start from September 2019. Well done!


Our dancers at The Royal Ballet School on the INSPIRE TO BE program

Two of our Senior dancers, Amanda Ochap and Olivia Nesbitt have taken part in the ‘Inspire to Be’ Seminar 2 for Teachers, at the Royal Ballet School, London on 12th May 2019; both dancers were given a class by Royal Ballet School teachers as part of the seminar. Both students danced extremely well and thoroughly enjoyed their day at the Royal Ballet School, returning home with a certificate for their participation. Well done!


Principal on the INSPIRE TO BE Seminar Royal Ballet School

Principal Theresa Crumb has already successfully completed the Teacher Training INSPIRE series 1 at the Royal Ballet School and has already completed Seminar 1 and 2 of the 2nd series – INSPIIRE TO BE, learning the new method of training for today’s young dancers. 


Principal to be guest speaker at Braintree mainstream School

Principal Theresa Crumb has been invited as a guest speaker to give an Assembly talk to Senior and Prep School students at the mainstream Gosfield School, Braintree on the merits, discipline and challenges of Classical Ballet training, in September 2019.