Meet Ballerina School Principal, Zoe Squires
My background; my passion for ballet…
Aged 5, when I tugged on my pink ballet leotard and slipped my feet into my satin ballet shoes, I could sense this would be a thrill that would never leave me. The music, the discipline, the sense of progression from class to class never fails to stir the heart, stimulate the mind and challenge the body.
My ballerina story so far…
ISTD Diploma in Dance Education in Imperial Classical Ballet
ISTD Certificate in Dance Instruction in Imperial Classical Ballet
My teachers have included: Vivienne Saxton, Faculty Chair, ISTD Imperial Classical Ballet / Heather Fish, Past Faculty Chair, ISTD Imperial Classical Ballet / Corraine Collins, ISTD Imperial Classical Ballet Faculty Committee Member / Jacqueline Gray, ISTD Imperial Classical Ballet Faculty Committee Member / Wayne Sleep / Kasper Cornish / Ursula Hageli, Ballet Creations, London now Ballet Mistress, Royal Opera House / Leonie Urdang, Principal and Director, Urdang Academy / Jackie Styles, Principal, Splitz School of Dance and Drama, / Debbi Knights, Principal and Director of Deborah Knights School of Dancing / Penny Meekings, Principal, The Dance College / Hilary Clark, Ballet Mistress, Central School of Ballet
I have been fortunate to have danced leading roles in performances including; The Sleeping Beauty, The Nutcracker, Coppelia, Cinderella and La Boutique Fantasque.
I have worked with ballet companies including Ballet Creations of London, Herts Youth Dance Company, London City Ballet, English Youth Ballet and the European Ballet Company.
In joining Ballerina School, you place yourself in the care of a teacher with extensive training and experience.