Gillian personally guides each student through the course, encouraging them to use the program as a tool to finding the right path for them.
Huge emphasis is put on self- reflection, goal setting and research, to ensure that they truly understand their individual strengths and weaknesses. This can be tough for young ballet dancers who haven’t understood quite what it takes to achieve the ultimate goal. Providing a safe environment for them to negotiate through their preconceived dreams and onwards towards realistic decision making is first and foremost at CB121.
Training levels are built around the students that are present. The dancers are neither over worked or under challenged and strength building is monitored to prevent injury.
We encourage students to speak up regarding any pain to ensure quick diagnosis and minor rehabilitation. Most importantly no pressure is put on students to perform with pain, our aim is for every student to finish the year in peak fitness as opposed to being over worked, injured and quite possibly depressed.
Why join Classical Ballet 121
The Classical Ballet 121 Team
RAD Coach and Mentor
Pilates, Pas de Deux & Research
Level 2 Teacher and Repertoire
Youth Mentor, Life Coach
Head of Education
What People Say About Us
Thank you for all the words of wisdom and all the knowledge you have passed on to me – I always used to love having privates with you especially. You have been so kind and understanding and helpful and supportive and so many good things and you also pushed me when I needed it. In general I feel I have learnt so much about so many things – about dancing and technique and about myself as a person, but also about all those other interesting topics that we learnt about in workshops.
The show yesterday was truly breathtaking and all the dancers were incredible, you have done a fabulous job and you have put together a great team to compliment each other’s strengths. Thank you for helping my daughter to continue her dream we are immeasurably grateful to you.
Yourself and Iona have such a supportive teaching style, with feedback given in such a way that the student does not feel belittled but rather inspired with the belief they can achieve. The ability to empower your students to continue to strive for their own improvement and to define their dreams and goals, I believe is a key to the success you have had and I hope it continues for you in the future.