New Ballet Associate Programme in Reigate


Royal Ballet soloist at Reigate School of Ballet

Laura McCulloch, former Royal Ballet Soloist, will be joining the Reigate School of Ballet & Commercial Dance.


RSB Dance will be starting a Junior and Senior Ballet Associate Programme on Sundays, and many children will be given the unique opportunity to learn with a former soloist of the Royal Ballet Company. This unique opportunity will allow RSB children to further their ballet training with a top international star.









LAURA McCULLOCH - About

Scottish dancer Laura McCulloch is a former Soloist of The Royal Ballet. She performed many roles including Mitzi Caspar (Mayerling), Myrtha (Giselle), Lilac Fairy (The Sleeping Beauty), Lady Mary Lygon (Enigma Variations), Rose Fairy and Arabian Dance (The Nutcracker), Helena (The Dream), Courtesan (Manon), Harlot (Romeo and Juliet) and roles in ‘Rubies’ (Jewels), La Bayadère and Elite Syncopations, Mats Ek's Carmen. She was Assistant Ballet Mistress of The Royal Ballet 2014–15 and in 2013 completed a course in Ballet Education Practice at the Royal Opera House. Whilst still performing she led ballet and creative workshops based on repertoire, in schools across London.

Since leaving the company in 2018 she has continued her work in Learning and Participation at ROH creating and leading Ballet Dots, classes for 0-5 year olds. She has worked with Magpie Dance leading and creating a piece based on MacMillan's Gloria and performed it with them at The Royal Opera House. She has also been Ballet Mistress for London Children's Ballet and teaches at The Urdang Academy.


THE RSB ASSOCIATE PROGRAMME

The Reigate School of Ballet Associate Programme is an ongoing series of classes where children will enhance their balletic training. It will take place one Sunday a month, and will focus on improving technique, strengthening and limbering exercises and performance and audition techniques. Laura will also be teaching repertoire from the Royal Ballet Company through creative workshops.


The programme will start in September on a monthly basis and we are really looking forward to working with Miss Laura.



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