Rebecca Sloan-Kirton was extensively trained in RAD and Cecchetti Methods initially and then at the West Australian Academy of Performing Arts she
furthered her training in Kniaseff, Bournonville, Paris Opera, Royal Ballet School BALLET methods of movement by professional dancers Lucette Aldous, Alan Alder, Mark Annear amongst other
wonderful teachers and has a Diploma in Performing Arts (Dance). She has extensive knowledge of kinesiology and has herself danced ballet professionally after which she gained a BSc (Hons)
Psychology and Diploma in Life Skills Coaching.
Rebecca has had over 30 years experience and has been lucky enough to perform with the W Australian Ballet Company, Romeo and Juilet, as well as principal roles in Pas de Quatre (Grahn), The Little Match Girl, The Happy Prince, Les Patineurs (Blue Girl), as well as more minor roles in La Bayadere, Petrushka, Raymonda, Prince Igor, and as a courtier in Swan Lake with The Birmingham Royal Ballet Company at the end of her ballet career. She has also performed in Mary Poppins, Peter Pan, Pantomine (Jack and the Beanstalk) as well as trained in various solos from The Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, Don Quixote amongst others. Rebecca also has extensive experience in Contemporary dance (Cunningham, Graham) Spanish, Classical Indian, Paris Opera pointe, Jazz, Pas de Deux, Tap, Improvisational techniques, Floor Barre, Laban Notation, Dance History and Music.
After injury prevented her from continuing with her ballet career she retrained in acting and had a successful career appearing in many TV programmes: House of Elliot, Casualty (three years), Daziel and Pascoe, Dangerfield, Chuckle Vision, Mrs Brown (film), Pride and Prejudice and Top Gear to name a few.
Rebecca has been teaching dance on and off since she was just fourteen years old first working with special need children.
After having four children Rebecca brought FLOOR BARRE to Malvern. This class is suitable for anyone aged between 10 - 70 years. It is all about regaining your body in a way that other classes can not. Floor Barre totally encompasses working every muscle as well as having a workout for the brain in a peaceful setting. The class works through many exercises in the hour in a graceful flow. Each students works with their own body to their own ability in a low impact workout. Rebecca is very excited about sharing this wonderful method, taught to her by our patron ballerina Lucette Aldous, with the people of Malvern, and sharing an amazing method of total body workout with the non professional dancing public.
Another introduction and first for Malvern is the ballet technique taught at Ballet Malvern. This takes the very best of various methods from years of passed down knowledge to create a syllabus allowing strong technique but also the individual to express their unique performance style and enable the very best from every student and bridges the gap between learning steps and becoming a dancer. We are completely unique combining Royal Ballet School, Bournonville, Paris Opera, Kniaseff and Vaganova exercises and styles to get the very best out of every dancer, passing on teachings from our patron Lucette Aldous.
We also work closely in line with the Royal Ballet School as Miss Rebecca attends classes and training as regularly as possible there to make sure our ballet school continues along the same line of training. She has been invited to days down at the Royal Ballet School observing classes from the heads of The Paris Opera Ballet School and The Royal Danish Ballet school.
Rebecca feels the Ballet Malvern Ballet technique is a beautiful flowing method of dance, not as robotic as some other ballet methods. This is the first school to offer this ballet style in the whole of the UK. With it's origins within the Russan schools and incorporating Bournonville, Royal Ballet and Paris Opera techniques Ballet Malvern creates the very highest standard of dancer.
Rebecca is very excited to be sharing her experience and knowledge with young dancers and feels she is bringing something very new to Malvern.
Ballet Malvern has also recently become the first school to be certified in Progressing Ballet Technique in Worcestershire which we are excited about.
Class Teachers and their classes
REBECCA SLOAN-KIRTON Principal
West Australian Academy of Performing Arts
Ballet, Contemporary, Tap, Performance, Pointe, Contemporary, Stage Performance, Floorbarre
ALI CLERICI Royal Ballet School
RAD Ballet for exams and open ballet classes
CANDICE PEARSON British Modern Dance champion
ROESE DOYLE Northern Ballet School
Jazz, Ballet, Contemporary
EMMA GLADWIN Central School of Ballet, Danced with Vienna Festival Ballet Company
Tap, Ballet, Jazz, Commercial
CHLOE REYNOLDS Middlesex University Dance Degree
Contemporary, Musical Theatre, Drama, Performance, Stretching and Conditioning
Dance teacher assistant ballet, tap, stage performance
Dance teacher assistant ballet & tap
Dance teacher assistant ballet
Dance teacher assistant ballet
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