Aug 25

Countdown to our new year

We hope that all of our members have had a wonderful Summer, that they are well, fit and have been successful in their endeavours. There has been plenty going on behind the scenes in preparation for exciting things to come; starting with company classes taken by Gillian Toogood. Look out for updates on workshops, show auditions and Let’s Make a Ballet coming shortly.

Gillian was a Cecchetti Scholar and went on to train with Nesta Brooking.  She began her professional career by joining the Malmo State Ballet, subsequently spending six years with the Royal Swedish Ballet, where she worked with, amongst others, Erik Bruhn and Sir Kenneth Macmillan.  During this time Gillian toured extensively including performing at the Bolshoi and dancing many major classical roles in ballets by Ashton, Balanchine, Bournonville and Cranko.

Gillian returned home in 1985 to join London City Ballet as a soloist.

She has choreographed for the Chelmsford Ballet Company, of which she was Artistic Director for 10 years, standing down in 2010. She is currently teaching in Aylesbury.  She has also been a guest teacher for the Cecchetti Associates and taught and choreographed for the Cecchetti Scholars. Full details of classes can be found HERE

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  1. admin

    Will members please note that Company classes are now £6.00; guests please note that classes are now £7.00.
    Junior class at 09.30 – 10.45
    Senior class at 11.00 – 12.30

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