Former Royal New Zealand Ballet dancer Matthew Lawrence on his move to the top of Scotland to create a dance school

Matthew Lawrence Graduation 19781

In this podcast, we talk to former (Royal) New Zealand Ballet dancer Matthew Lawrence about his journey from the southern tip of the world to the northern end of the Scottish Shetland isles, where he’s created an important community dance school.

The Shetland Community Ballet School is a great example of a local dance school providing opportunities for young and mature dancers in remote locations, where the demand for dance classes and training may just surprise you.

Matthew’s career has seen him starring on stage in in London and Europe, he’s worked backstage, behind the scenes and in front of the studio.

Listen to Matthew’s journey and his tales of other great dancers past, of life in Covent Garden in the 1980s and moving to the Shetland isles.

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Matthew Lawrence and Adrienne Arabian Nutcracker 1980
Matthew Lawrence and Adrienne Arabian Nutcracker 1980
Matthew Lawrence
Matthew Lawrence and The Shetland Community Ballet School
Matthew Lawrence
Matthew Lawrence
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