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.
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.
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.