RBS (PDTC) Hons.
José trained at the School of American Ballet and San Francisco Ballet School. After graduating he joined San Francisco Ballet and since then saw him dance as a Soloist in Zurich Ballet, Alberta Ballet, English National Ballet, Boston Ballet, and Royal Ballet as a Senior soloist. José has taught for more than 20 years including companies such as Royal Ballet, English National Ballet and Birmingham Royal Ballet, as well as the School of the National Ballet of Cuba and the Royal Ballet School. He is currently teaching at London Studio Centre.
FOUNDER - MARY GOODHEW
MA Ed, FISTD (CSF) CDE, RAD (Teaching Cert) RTS, Dip RBS (TCPD).
Mary is a Graduate of the Royal Ballet School and former dancer at the Sadler's Wells Royal Ballet.
Mary has held many positions as Director of vocational dance schools including Ballet Principal of the Royal Ballet, White Lodge, Artistic Director of Elmhurst School of Dance, Head of the Junior Division and head of Teacher Training at the National Ballet School of Canada and Ballet Principal of Northern Ballet School.
Rachael trained at Northern Ballet School and was a Royal Ballet senior Associate whilst training she qualified and took part in the prestigious Adeleine Genee Awards and also won the IDTA ballet scholarship. Rachael graduated from the Royal Academy of Dance gaining a Distinction for The Professional Dancers Teaching Diploma and teaches at various schools and colleges across London.
Rachael's performing credits include ‘Kiss Me Kate’ for Welsh National Opera choreographed by Will Tuckett and directed by Jo Davies.
Other theatre credits include: ‘Cats’ (RUG Australia) as Tantomile, Victoria Graziella in ‘West Side Story’, first understudy Meg Giry in ‘The Phantom of the Opera – 25th Anniversary tour’(National tour); ‘We Will Rock You’ (Dominion Theatre and Antwerp); Dance Captain and swing in ‘Grease’ (Victoria Palace, Japan and National tour); Rumpleteaser, Demeter, Jemima and Tantomile in ‘Cats’ (Stuttgart Germany); Meg Giry in ‘The Phantom of the Opera’ (Hamburg Germany) and the Spirit in ‘The Spirit of the Dance’ (US tour).
Makiko was born in Kawasaki, Japan. She trained at O-i Seiko Ballet School in Kawasaki.
Makiko has danced in many classical ballets with the Japan Ballet Association including Swan Lake, Giselle, Coppelia, Graduation Ball, Le Corsaire grand pas de deux and Tchaikovsky pas de deux. After moving to Europe she began dancing in Musical Theatre including the Phantom of the Opera, West Side Story, Kiss Me Kate, Evita, the King and I, Disney's Hunchback of Notre Dame, and more. In the West End she performed with the Lion King.
Makiko teaches classes and workshops in colleges, primary schools, dance schools and dance companies in UK, Germany and Japan.
Kirsty trained at the Royal Ballet School and Northern Ballet School before gaining a First Class Honors degree in Ballet Education from The Royal Academy of Dance. Kirsty teaches across London and has had students accepted into numerous vocational training programmes including the Royal Ballet School, Elmhurst School of Dance and Central School of Ballet.
Jann manages to combine her love of teaching ballet and passing on her extensive expertise with her career as a highly regarded professional dancer.
Originating from South Africa where she trained, she Soon became a favourite of many talented choreographers Having solo works created on her.
Supported by ‘ Studio Wayne McGregor’ as part of The Free Space programme, Jann’s latest work has Recently been premiered featuring a former soloists from the English National Ballet at the Lift Off Festival.
She has danced with South African ballet Theatre, Cape Town City ballet and Joburg Ballet to name just a few.
Jann’s own choreographic work has been equally successful and was commissioned by the National Arts Festival, the South African International Ballet Competition, and many others. This work led to her interest in coaching and this is where we are so lucky to have teamed up with Jann.
She has coached dancers for over a decade and now working in London we are very fortunate to have her influence in our school Our children took to her instantly and we Look forward to benefiting from her skills In our forthcoming ballet production.