Henriette started her formal training at the School of Classical Russian Ballet where she fell in love with the discipline and artistry of the Russian style. While at the school she benefited from many performance opportunities dancing roles such as Cupid in Don Quixote and the Bluebird Pas de Deux from The Sleeping Beauty. Henriette went on to complete her vocational training at Central School of Ballet where she received her Bachelor of Arts with Distinction. She was immediately awarded a position with Vienna Festival Ballet and toured the UK and abroad for a number of years dancing the soloist roles in the classics of the repertoire: Giselle, Coppelia, Swan Lake, Cinderella, The Sleeping Beauty and Nutcracker. Henriette then danced with Tivoli Ballet Theatre in Copenhagen. Henriette is now focussed on teaching ballet to others and sharing her wide knowledge and skills.
Sophie trained at Ballet West Scotland, and danced with Ballet West touring company. Her classical repertoire includes Swan Lake, The Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, Giselle and Chopiniana. Sophie has a degree in ballet pedagogy, and has worked for Manor Ballet since 2019.
Maddie graduated from the School of Classical Russian Ballet in the class of Galina Kozlova, Honoured Artist of Russia.
Since graduating she has trained with Studio Wayne McGregor & Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures. She worked on various projects with a number of contemporary artists developing a strong love of modern and contemporary dance.
Maddie developed a love of teaching young children while at The School of Classical Russian Ballet completing an apprenticeship with the Children’s and Pre-Vocational Department under the guidance of Marina Kamburova and Katya Krasiuk. She is a patient and caring teacher who loves to work with young children and teenagers of different ages to share her knowledge and skills with enthusiasm and understanding.
Maddie is currently a freelance contemporary dancer with Mas Dance Company.
Through her knowledge and experience of classical ballet, Maddie’s classes use the fundamentals of ballet technique to explore some elements of contemporary dance discipline in her lessons with an emphasis on muscality and coordination.
Joy Redington is a professional ballet dancer and ballet teacher. She attended The School of Classical Russian Ballet and Masters of Ballet Academy before being accepted into Perm State Ballet School in Russia, one of the leading ballet schools in the world. Joy graduated from Perm Ballet School in 2019 with the highest honours and a teaching qualification.
Joy performed with St. Petersburg Ballet and Theatre Konstantin Tachkin. She toured all over the world to places such as New York and Washington D.C (US), Paris (France), Finland and Shanghai (China). Joy was latterly invited to join Moscow City Ballet as a soloist and toured Belgium, Poland and the UK performing many different roles from the classical repertoire.
Joy has experience in the different styles of classical ballet specialising in the Vaganova Russian method in which she was trained but she has also worked with RAD and ISTD Cecchetti, completing all exams with distinctions.
Joy is an inspiration for others with her love of dance. She is a careful and precise teacher and loves working with children and nurturing them while sharing her extensive knowledge of ballet that has been passed down to her from the very best.
Joy joins the team of children’s teachers at Manor Ballet and we are delighted that she will share her enthusiasm and care with the young children who attend the school.
Giulia Alsaied was born in Bucharest where she began her ballet training as a young girl in Floriacapsali. She joined the School of Classical Russian Ballet at the age of 13 where she was awarded a scholarship. She trained under Galina Kozlova and Irina Prokofyeva, both Honoured Artists of Russia and former Principals of the Bolshoi Ballet. She was considered a student of outstanding potential by Irina Prokofyeva.
While at the school Giulia, worked in outreach with the performing students in local schools and assisted with the children’s programme as part of an apprenticeship scheme. As a result of the pandemic Giulia decided to focus on academic study but has retained her love of teaching children.