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.
Giulia began to dance at the age of 9 and completed her professional training in Ballet, Contemporary and Jazz in Italy.
After graduation she started as apprentice for the "Spellbound Dance Company" directed from Mauro Astolfi, she then worked in the "Emiliano Pellisari Studio" ensamble, dancing "Sleeping Beauty" at the Opera House in Cagliari, and collaborated with other italian choreographers. After three years in Rome she began to work abroad: she featured as Dance Captain in Germany, then danced for the Grand Theatre du Luxembourg in two productions of the choreographer Jean Guillaume Weis (TanzTheater Pina Bausch), as well as at the Royal Opera House in Muscat was part of the "Carmen" ensemble.
In 2014 she began to collaborate as Dance Captain for Le-Théatre-Kriens in Luzern, and is currently working as a freelance dancer and professional ballet teacher
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.
Irisz Galuska was born in Eger, Hungary and has danced since she was 3. Her first professional performance came at the age of 16 with Hungary’s Szeged Contemporary Ballet company in Mozart: Requiem.
She soon developed an interest in teaching dance, mainly to children as a way of enhancing their personal development. She graduated from the Hungarian Dance Academy in 2009 as a Modern Dance
and School Health teacher and began teaching dancers age 3 to 40 full-time. She's created a variety of choreographies across music styles, and students recently qualified in the ESDU and IDO competitions, placing 1st and 3rd. She has also taken part in International Dance Festivals as a jury member and conducts dance camps and workshops in Hungary and abroad. She was also recently awarded a scholarship from the ArtEZ Institute of the Arts Dance Academy in Arnhem. Recent projects include dancing and acting in The Phantom of the Opera in a tour across Germany, Austria
and Switzerland, a role as a dancer in the London film "To Trend On Twitter", and a series of dance projects in Morocco, Turkey, Tunisia and Hungary as well. She's currently completing a national tour with Dancing Strong, as part of the UK project Light Steps and teaching along dance studios and schools in London. She recently moved to Zürich, where she is already started to teach.
Irisz enjoys improvisation and creativity in all things. She likes trying out new ideas and experimenting with various forms of dance, usually starting from nature and human emotion.
Born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Manuela Gomes began her training at the age of nine at Pavilhao D Centro de Artes with Ricardo Scheir. During this period in Brazil Manuela received her education based on the Russian and the Royal Academy of Dance techniques (which she achieved the highest scores in all grades). She took part in numerous competitions throughout Latin America, the United States and Europe.
At the age of 15, Manuela attended the Harid Conservatory (US,Florida) and trained with Victoria Schneider, Olivier Pardina, and Svetlana Osiyeva. At 16 years old she was invited to take a ballet summer course at the School of American Ballet, with full scholarship. At the age of 17 she went to The Prix De Lausanne competition, with a full sponsorship, and signed a contract with Rudra Bejart Ballet (Switzerland, Lausanne) to join them as soon as she completed 18 years old. When she was still at the age of 17, Manuela worked as a professional ballet dancer for one of the biggest ballet companies in Brazil - Sao Paulo Companhia de Dança. At the age of 18, she joined Rudra Bejart Ballet and trained with Michel Gascard, Tancredo Tavares, Svetlana Bally-Andreeva, Thierry, Hochstaetter, Jean-Bruno Meier, Olivier Perrenoud, Anne Vadagnin and Valeria Lamaze. At the age of 20, she went to college and received a Marketing Degree and subsequently worked for a couple of years as a Marketing Professional. In 2014 Manuela returned to dance, more passionate then ever, and started to teach and perform again, in Dublin, Ireland.
In 2017 she moved to London and currently she is a teacher with 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.