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.
Joanna Lawrence: Inter-advanced, Contemporary and Ballet Technique Joanna trained in classical ballet and modern dance at the North Carolina School of the Arts, Milwaukee Ballet School, Makaroff School of Ballet, and University of Wisconsin-Madison. She has performed in works by choreographers including George Balanchine, Agnes de Mille, Heather Malloy, Jin Wen Yu, Christopher Walker, Nadia Thompson, and Jeanette Makaroff, and danced in numerous productions of works from the classical ballet repertoire. After a haitus from dance to pursue education, Joanna joined the Ballet Club in 2018 as Odile in their production of Swan Lake, and as a teacher. She is currently a PhD student in Archaeology at the University of Cambridge, researching Bronze Age Scandinavian rock art.
Lili Kurcsis: Intermediate and Floor Barre Lili graduated at the H.D.A. in Budapest as a Classical Ballet Dancer. During her time at the Budapest Ballet Academy, she studied ballet, contemporary, modern, ballroom, folk, latin, and toured national theatres around Europe. Two years ago, Lili arrived in England to improve her English and to learn the English dance tradition. Lili joined Colours of Dance in September 2017, and began her DDE course for a teaching qualification in April.
Eleanor Ramsden: Pre-intermediate and Elementary 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.
Vira Kharchenko: Floor Barre and Repertoire After graduating from Kiev dance academy, Vira started as a professional dancer in Ukrainian national ballet theatre. Soon she was invited to a soloist position in Russian ballet theatre and a year later Vira was promoted to principal dancer. She danced many classical roles: “Swan Lake” Odette- Odile, “Romeo and Juliet” Juliet, “Giselle” Giselle, “The Nutcracker” Marie, “Edith Piaf” Piaf, ”Sleeping beauty” Aurora and many others. She has a Bachelor of choreography and is fluent in Russian ballet style (Vaganova method).
Carolyn Rose Ramsay: Repertoire After graduating from the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School in her native Canada in 2002, Carolyn enjoyed a successful career dancing with some of the most prominent ballet companies in the world. Carolyn performed as an artist with the Cuban National Ballet, Miami City Ballet, Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo in Monaco, led by celebrated choreographer-director Jean-Christophe Maillot, and the Norwegian National Ballet. Retiring from dance in 2013, Carolyn now works as a flight dispatcher.
Sierra Humbert: Beginners Having recently graduated with a BA (Hons) in Social Anthropology from Downing College, Sierra spent her final year as President of the Cambridge University Ballet Club, directing a full-scale production of Swan Lake (2018). Prior to this, she was an active member of the club as both dancer and choreographer with soloist roles in both Romeo and Juliet (2016) and Giselle (2017). Taking classes in ballet and tap since she was four years old and competing in regular competitions until she was 18, she has advanced qualifications in ballet, tap and contemporary dance