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.
Lorenza started her ballet studies at the age of 6, at SpazioDanza in Italy. She graduated the academy Scuola di Balletto di Mariolina Giaretta in Italy, AIDA - associated with Teatro alla Scala (Milan) - recognised her full knowledge in Ballet, assigning her the full master degree (8th grade, advanced).
After many performances in prestigious italian theatres as soloist for the italian company Veneto Balletto, she performed in Manhattan (NYC) as ballet, neoclassical and modern dancer for Ajkun Ballet Theatre (NYC). She’s now works as a ballet teacher, who graduated (Pre-Primary to Level 3) at the American Ballet Theatre in New York City. Lorenza currently works as as a freelance dancer and professional ballet teacher.
Teresa graduated in Ballet and contemporary dance at the Institut del Teatre in Barcelona, specializing in ballet and History of Dance. During her last year as a ballet student, she joined the corps du ballet of the Opera Gran Tatre del Liceu, dancing in Turandot, Wozzeck and La Gioconda, as corps du ballet of Angel Corella, under the direction of the Opera di Verona. Her first professional experience was in Switzerland, with the Junior Ballet of Geneve, where she danced repertoire of NDT, Ballet Biarritz and Bern Ballet among others, as well as worked with international choreographers as Ken Ossola, Stijn Celis, Patrick Delcroix and Josezf Trefelli. Teresa performed as a freelance dancer for Festival Temporada Alta, Teatre Grec in Barcelona, different events as Final of the Championsleague, MusikantenStadl TV Ballet in Germany, a guest dancer with German Dance Sensation for MSEuropa, as well as a musical theatre company – Stage Entertainment, dancing and signing in different productions such as Beauty and the Beast (silly girl), Chicago the Musical (as June) Fame (as Iris Kelly) and Grease (as Frenchy). She has worked for Tui Cruises in Germany as Dance Captain and ballet and Choreography assistant. During her time in Germany she discovered Pilates and developed a passion for this trainning, getting certified in Mat and Reformer classical pilates, what she loves to teach and practice.
She currently lives in Zurich and is a teacher with Ballet Body Sculpture.
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.
Sarah began her dance training at the age of 4 in a small country town in Western Australia. She trained in the Cecchetti syllabus before being accepted into the Western Australian Young Dancers Youth Ballet Company in 2005. In 2006 Sarah was accepted into the Australian Ballet Schools Interstate Junior Program. Sarah moved to Perth, Western Australia to further her ballet studies in 2007 where she learnt the Vaganova ballet syllabus under the direction of Kim Baker. In 2010 Sarah performed with the Austrian Ballet Company in their Production of Paquita. In 2011 Sarah was accepted into the National Theatre Ballet School’s Full Time Course in Melbourne, Australia where after 3 years of training and performing she received her Advanced Diploma of Dance (Elite Performance). Whilst at the NTBS Sarah performed in many performances both in the ballet and contemporary styles and danced under the direction of Beverly Jane Fry learning the RAD syllabus. Sarah moved to London in February 2016 and has combined the wide variety of syllabus and styles she has learnt over the years to become a diverse and passionate teacher. Sarah is currently working as a freelance dance and ballet teacher.
Tania began her ballet studies at the age of 6 at the 'Academy of Dance' in Italy, where she also studied modern and contemporary dance.
At the age of 19 she moved to the UK to train full time as a dancer at 'Performers College'. While there she also became a certified ISTD Ballet and Modern dance teacher. During her studies and after graduating with a BA (Hons), Tania danced for live tv shows such as 'Sport Relief' and 'Alan Titchmarsh Show' on BBC and ITV and performed for stage productions at the O2 Arena and on board of Princess Cruises.
After retiring from her dancing career Tania focused on teaching. She taught professionals at Studio 68 in London, children and adult in various schools in Italy.
She currently lives in Zurich and is a teacher with Ballet Body Sculpture.