We are delighted to announce the arrival of Ekaterina at the Manor Ballet. Ekaterina joins us from the Vaganova School and Marinsky Ballet. She will be teaching adult classes at least three times per week; her passion and dedication will shine through and definitely enhance your time with her. We are incredibly lucky to have this beautiful dancer join us.


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Grisha trained at the Bolshoi and is a soloist at the Jacobsen Company in St Petersburg. Grisha is a wonderful teacher who will expand your technical skill to grow your confidence, develop your technique at every level and let you move with powerful athleticism and grace.


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Dmitri Gruzdev, was a Russian dancer for over 25 years with two of the world’s finest companies. He is now passing on his wealth of knowledge and experience to the next generation.

Dmitri trained at the prestigious Vaganova Academy in St. Petersburg and graduated in 1989 when he was immediately offered a position at the world-famous Kirov Ballet where he trained with the great renowned teachers Sergei Berezhnoi, Vladilen Semenov, Irina Kolpakova and Tatiana Terekhova. In 1993 he joined English National Ballet and worked his way from soloist to become the company’s leading Senior Principal male dancer for many years.

Dmitri retired from ENB in 2016, and he is now a highly regarded and sought after teacher and repetiteur with a full diploma from the Royal Ballet School Teacher Training Programme. Since starting his career as a teacher he has worked with professional students and dancers from such companies as the Bolshoi Ballet, Rambert Ballet School, Scottish Ballet and English National Ballet. He also enjoys working as a private coach for individuals and young people seeking entry into the best schools.

Dmitri aims to help dancers of all abilities to maintain and further their technique, work on their musicality while at the same time investigate and explore their own personal artistry. Classes are based on the Russian ballet system. Dmitri teaches ballet with a very happy attitude and his lessons, while both musical and technical, are always full of fun.

Please enquire either with the school or Dmitri about private coaching.


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Inga graduated from the V. Chabukiani Ballet School with distinction and joined the National State Opera and Ballet Theatre Named After Z. Paliashvili where she began as a soloist and progressed to becoming a prima. She performed in many classical ballets, Swan Lake, Giselle, Sleeping Beauty and Don Quixote amongst them.

Later in her career Inga taught classical ballet at the V. Chabukiani Ballet School in Tbilisi and was appointed Assistant Artistic Director, working together with T. Vashakidze, the principal dancer and choreographer of the Ballet School.


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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.



Andrea Restrepo was a scholarship student at the School of Classical Russian Ballet. She graduated with distinction from the class of Irina Prokofyeva, Honoured Artist of Russia and a former Principal Dancer of the Bolshoi Ballet. Andrea danced many leading classical roles with the performing company of the school both in London and in the UK. Andrea stopped dancing to focus on an academic career and teaching adults.

Andrea teaches Absolute Beginners Ballet on Sundays at 14.00. It is her passion to share her love and knowledge of ballet with those who want to learn. Through her warmth and inspiration Andrea’s students always gain confidence and enthusiasm.





Iselin has trained extensively across the world, developing alongside Frédéric Jahn and Patricia Ruanne, Ex Ballet Masters of the Paris Opera and Ex Directors of La Scala, Milan, by Sheila Styles of the Royal Ballet and at Prodanza, Cuba. She graduated with Distinction from London Studio Centre, having trained with Margaret Barbieri and David Ashmole.
Iselin performed and toured for several years with Ballet Cymru in ballets including Giselle, Romeo and Juliet, Under Milk Wood and A Midsummer Night’s Dream, as well as performing with companies such as Ballet Russe, Ballet Theatre UK and Ballet Laura Alonso. Following her professional career, she completed teacher training and spent time training in the Professional Russian Method with teachers at Manor Ballet.

Iselin taught extensively for Ballet Cymru’s Education Programme, including for the Associate Programme, Outreach Programmes and Summer Schools.

She has also taught adults’ and children’s classes at Manor Ballet and children’s classes at schools in London, Cardiff and across the World.



Kamila is a graduate of The School of Classical Russian Balleet, class of Irina Prokofieva, Honoured Artist of Russia and former Principal of the Bolshoi Ballet. She was one of the first ever vocational students at the school and therefore is a testament to the unique education system and opportunities offered by the school. Kamila has danced many classical roles in London and Russia and is now a soloist in the Czech Republic.


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Aleksandra graduated from the School of Classical Russian Ballet in the class of Irina Prokofieva, an Honoured Artist of Russia.

During her time in the school, Aleksandra taught childrens’, adults’ and outreach classes.

Aleksandra has gained exceptional knowledge from former Principles of the Bolshoi and Mariinsky Theatres, as well as from taking part in a variety of masterclasses and Academies, such as the Bolshoi Ballet Academy and Academy of the Imperial Russian Ballet.

Alexandra danced soloist roles in London and in Bulgaria.