The Royal Ballet School’s teacher training graduates

THE ROYAL BALLET SCHOOL’S DIPLOMA OF DANCE TEACHING GRADUATION. Photographed by Emily Dixon.

The Royal Ballet School is thrilled to announce that 14 teacher training students will graduate from their two-year Diploma of Dance Teaching on 5 July 2018.

The Diploma is a two-year, part-time course which provides a sound foundation in both technical and creative approaches to teaching ballet. Find out more about the course!

The course replaces all previous Royal Ballet School teachers’ courses and includes opportunities to specialize in teaching in either vocational or educational settings and students will be awarded The Royal Ballet School’s Diploma of Dance Teaching. 

The previous cohort of students included Valeri Hristov and Viviana Durante. Valeri is now a full-time ballet teacher at The Royal Ballet School and Viviana has gone on to coach The Royal Ballet as well as launching Viviana Durante Company.

The new cohort of students will be welcomed to the School to begin the Diploma programme this September 2018.

This year’s graduates are as follows:

Vocational strand

  • Begona Goacher
  • Fernando Bufalá
  • Leana Almström
  • Pedro Lapetra
  • Sander Blommaert
  • Zöe Epstein

Educational strand

  • Alexandra Desvignes
  • Clare Hamilton
  • Denise Horsley
  • Despina Kefalidi
  • Joanne Napier-Raikes
  • Jose Tapia-Carvallo
  • Natalia Bateeva
  • Sophie Thompson
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