John Clare: Advanced After graduating from The Central School of Ballet, John spent 13 years working as a soloist in a number of European ballet companies. In that time he toured in 10 countries dancing in productions such as; Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Taming of the Shrew, Romeo and Juliet, La Fille mal gardée, Midsummer Night's Dream, and Coppélia. John has now retired from professional dance, and has been a member of the ballet club since 2010.
Emma Olley: Intermediate, Pre-intermediate Pointe, Fitness and Technique Emma gained Advanced 2 in modern theatre and tap (ISTD), and Advanced 1 ballet (ISTD & RAD) prior to her degree in Natural Sciences at Durham University. Post- bachelors, Emma qualified as an ISTD teacher at King Slocombe School of Dance in Cambridge, where she still teaches modern theatre, tap and ballet. She has experience teaching across all ages and many disciplines of varying levels, including contemporary. In addition to her teaching commitments across the city, Emma is also engaged in musical theatre and dance choreography.
Eleanor Ramsden: Pre-intermediate and Beginner Pointe Eleanor trained at the Royal Academy of Dance in London where she graduated in 2013 with her BA (Hons) in Ballet Education and her Registered Teacher Status with the RAD. She is also affiliated with the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing. Since graduation, she had taught in Germany and now splits her time teaching between Suffolk, London and Cambridge.
Elena Gavriel: Inter-advanced, Inter-advanced Pointe and Contemporary Elena is a dancer and ballet teacher. She trained at the Limassol Municipal Dance Centre in Cyprus before gaining a scholarship at the Cambridge Performing Arts at Bodywork Company. Elena was a founding member of the contemporary dance company Chrysalis London, where she gained a great experience working with the artistic director Jodie Blemings. Having spent several years teaching ballet, contemporary and commercial dance, Elena is now back in Cambridge, encouraging her students to have fun, while challenging and expressing themselves through dance.
Sierra Humbert: Elementary Sierra is the President of the CU Ballet Club, studying Social Anthropology at Downing College. She has a wealth of ballet experience, having achieved a distinction in IDTA Advanced Two Ballet, and taking part in regular competitions before coming to Cambridge. During her time with the Ballet Club she has choreographed for, and danced solo roles in, the productions of Romeo & Juliet (2016) and Giselle (2017).