Up until her retirement from the international ballet arena a few years ago, Asta was revered amongst her peers and admirers, for not only her consummate skill as a ballerina, but also her body line and grace. During her career, she spent literally thousands of hours developing classical ballet exercises, into a program that would allow her to instantly check her posture.
Subsequently, through the study of NLP, she has refined her program into a mind and body class, specifically for women to enjoy and develop a healthy attractive body, as an alternative to other fitness regimes and workouts which are not specifically focused on the female form.
Julia began dancing with Susan Robinson before going on to train professionally at Central School of Ballet in London. Whilst there, she won a Bronze medal at the Genee International Ballet Competition and toured the UK with Ballet Central. Upon graduation Julia has performed with Northern Ballet Theatre, Les Ballet Persans, (Stockholm), Ballet de Camara de Morelos (Mexico) and Lalaget Danza (Mexico) touring internationally to USA and Canada and dancing roles in neo-classical and contemporary creations, including the lead in Diego Vazquez' Nutcracker and the title role in Nima Kiann's Femme. After returning to the UK in 2010 she joined Ballet Theatre UK, where her favourite roles included Gerda in The Snow Queen, Alice from Alice in Wonderland and Odette in Swan Lake. Alongside her dancing, Julia is a freelance journalist for Dance For You magazine, and blogs under the name balletgirlblogging. In 2011 she organised and ran a charity event called Dance For Japan, which raised £6000 for the Red Cross in the wake of the earthquake and subsequent tsunami. Julia is currently a freelance dancer and professional ballet teacher.
Claire began dancing at 2 years of age, and decided at the age of 8 that she wanted to dedicate her life to it. She was accepted into the Royal Ballet School Associates with whom she trained until she was 16. During this time she also trained with and toured with The London Russian Ballet School, performing as a Principal and Corps de Ballet member in many Russian versions of the traditional classical ballets. She studied at Central School of Ballet for three years in classical, contemporary and jazz and performed with Ballet Central on their UK tour, graduating with a BA(Hons) Degree in Professional Dance and Performance.
Claire then went on to dance in the Cinevox Junior Company in Switzerland for two years. She performed Principal and Soloist roles in the classical, neo-classical and contemporary styles in their national tours, and had the opportunity to have her own choreographic work performed on stage. Whilst in Switzerland, she not only taught ballet classes, but was selected be a dancer-model for the fashion brand Tods, where she co-created and performed the choreography for their advert campaign. She is a very passionate dancer and teacher and is delighted to be a part of Ballet Body Sculpture.
Lydia started dancing at the age of 5 in North Devon where she studied a variety of styles including Ballet, Tap and Jazz and later trained as an associate with The Royal Ballet School in her early teens. Lydia was then awarded a scholarship at the Legat School of Dance in Sussex for two years before continuing her training at The Central School of Ballet. During this time Lydia performed in Bermuda Civic Ballet's production of 'Romeo and Juliet' and toured nationally with Ballet Central in works choreographed by Christopher Bruce, Christopher Hampson and Sharon Watson.
Since graduating from Central with a First Class degree in Professional Dance and Performance, Lydia has been working as a freelance dancer for various events, theatre productions and film work and has also choreographed for the students of Central School of Ballet in their recent Summer show. As well as performing Lydia also enjoys teaching dance and is excited to be a teacher with Ballet Body Sculpture.
Evelin was born and raised in Greece. She started dancing at the age of three when starting studying the ballet system of Royal Academy of Dance. During her studies she acquired all R.A.D. ‘s certificates (amateur and professional level), and started studying contemporary and modern dance.
At the age of 19 she was accepted to study as a Dancer as well as Ballet and Contemporary teacher at the Higher Dancing School ‘’Fyllis Mantziari’’ in Thessaloniki from which she graduated at the age of 22. She has participated in many performances and competitions winning various places. In 2016, Evelin started dancing with the professional company B+6 in Thessaloniki participating in dance festivals and performances. In the meantime she studied as a kindergarten teacher for two years with specialisation in psychology and kids with disabilities.
Currently she moved to Zurich to continue her dance studies at the ZHdK, Master Studies in the field of Teaching and Coaching Dance Professionals. Evelin is happy to share all her passion for dance and teaching with her students and to be part of Ballet Body Sculpture.
Anastasia was born and raised on the island of Cyprus. She first started dancing at the age of 4, training in the R.A.D ballet method, as well as a range of other styles including tap, jazz, modern, commercial and theatre. At the age of 19 she moved to California to study dance at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB). In California she trained with renowned dancers including former New York City Ballet principals Heather Watts and Damien Woetzel. Her training and mentors have ranged from Cecchetti and Balanchine specialists, to contemporary styles such as Cunningham, Akram Khan, Jiri Kylian and Alvin Ailey. From 2016-17 she was a member of the UC Santa Barbara Dance Company where she performed the historical solo 'Dances for Isadora' (1971) by Jose Limon, which travelled across Europe and the USA, and for which she was awarded the prestigious Alice Condodina Performance Award. Since 2017 Anastasia has returned to Europe, teaching, performing and hosting workshops in Cyprus, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Greece, Italy, France and Germany, as well as working towards a Masters Degree in Performance Practice. Anastasia loves to share her knowledge of various dance forms, building in aspects of fitness, creative movement, yoga and body conditioning. Anastasia is excited to share the beauty and communal experience of classical ballet as a teacher with Ballet Body Sculpture.
Julija started dancing at Irena Ribačiauskaitė Ballet School which used to be a part of Kaunas Musical Theater in Lithuania. After graduating from the high-school, Julija chose dance a life path, focusing on teaching and choreography. Since 2013, she has been giving ballet classes to adults and children in Lithuania, Ireland, Norway, The Netherlands and Switzerland.
In 2018, Julija graduated with a distinction at The Hungarian Dance Academy in BA Dancer and Couch in Classical Ballet Methodology, Vaganova technique. The same year she got admitted to The ART Dance International training program in Barcelona, where she could improve more as a versatile dance artist - not only in ballet but in modern and contemporary dance styles. Julija participated in a new creation by El Gato Azul neo-classical dance company and guest-performed her own choreography at The Wild Art Exhibition in Budapest.
Currently Julija actively performs as a freelance dancer and choreographer. She teaches ballet classes at The Ballet Body Sculpture and shares her passion, knowledge and innovative approaches on dance and movement with her students.
Alexandra started to practice ballet from three years old and since then she cannot imagine her life without a ballet.In 2003 graduated with honors from the Moscow State Academy of Choreography. She danced the solo variations in “Magical flute” and “Vain precaution” Bolshoi Theatre. After graduation she performed as a solist in Kremlin Ballet in Moscow, Russiaunder the direction of the most famous Russian ballet dancers of the Bolshoi theatre.
During her ballet career she danced on ballet festivals in Russia such as pas de deux “Giselle”, pas de deux Medora “Corsair”, pas de deux Diana and Acteon, pas de deux of black swan in “Swan Lake”, variation of Kitriand Esmeralda.
Along with her dancing, she organized ballet plays and staging ballet concerts featuring artists from famous ballet theatres in Russia such as Bolschoi theatre, Stanislavsky Theater of Nemirovich Danchenko and Kremlin ballet in Russia.
Besides her ballet education, she is very keen on working with people coming from different backgrounds and helping them to retrieve their very own potential in classic ballet.
She currently lives in Zurich and is a teacher with Ballet Body Sculpture.