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Private Ballet Lesson with a Former First Soloist at the Royal Ballet

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On offer is an amazing opportunity for the winner and up to 28 guests to have a private lesson with a professional ballet dancer!  The class on offer would be a beginner’s class with no previous training is necessary, and would take place at the School’s dance studio in the new Westminster School Sports Centre.

Isabel McMeekan, a former First Soloist at the Royal Ballet, runs carefully structured ballet classes through her company Everybody Ballet. The classes draw upon elements of classical ballet combined with specific stretching and core strengthening work, leaving the body and mind feeling worked, invigorated and extended.

Isabel was trained at Elmhurst Ballet School and The Royal Ballet School. She joined Birmingham Royal Ballet in 1996 and was promoted to Soloist in 1999. Her already impressive career saw her join the Royal Ballet in 2002 where she earnt her position of First Soloist in 2003. She has danced leading roles in most of the classical repertory as well as a collection of notable contemporary pieces also. In short, Isabel is a truly spectacular ballerina with a sustained record of high achievement in this respected and beautiful art form. Isabel’s business partner and tutor Karis Scarlette is also an accomplished dancer.  An early starter, Karis began ballet at the age of two and by the age of six was attending weekly ballet classes at The Royal Opera House. Starting out as a junior associate of The Royal Ballet School, Karis then went on to The Royal Ballet School itself. During her training Karis performed with companies such as The Royal Ballet, Birmingham Royal Ballet and English National Ballet. Now teaching at The Royal Ballet and Everybody Ballet, Karis works with all ages and abilities in London and Manchester as well as internationally.

The one hour class to be organised at a mutually convenient time around School activities.

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