We teach Cecchetti Classical Ballet
The Cecchetti Classical Ballet Society is a faculty of The Imperial Society of Teacher’s of Dancing, ISTD. It was founded by the then publisher and dance critic Cyril Beaumont. Today the society is chaired by Miss Elisabeth Swan, Fellow of the ISTD, in close conjunction with the members and committee and sub-committees of the society.
There is a stirling initiative and passion in keeping the principals of the Cecchetti Method moving into the 21st Century. Maestro Enrico Cecchetti, today still one of the greatest dance pedagogues, developed his method of teaching through his career as dancer and teacher from Italy over Russia to Ballet Master for Diaghilev’s Ballet Russes. He nurtured and inspired great dancers like Vaslav Nijinsky, Anna Pavlova and influenced Antony Tudor in his ballets. The Cecchetti Method was the anchor of the Royal Ballet School for decades and has played a key role in forming what we know today as the English Style. Living examples are Darcy Bussell, Jonathan Cope and the always innovative choreographers Matthew Hawkins and Michael Clark.