(A.R.A.D, R.T.S, L.I.S.T.D Cecchetti, N.DIP.D)

Teaching History and Experience

Ms Tanith started dancing at the age of 3 and continued her education at a prestigious vocational ballet school in South Africa. She studied various forms of dance such as Spanish, contemporary, Jazz and classical Greek. She successfully obtained her Adv 2 in both the Royal Academy of Dance and Cecchetti methods. During her time at vocational school she was asked to perform various solos and lead roles from ballets such as Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty,Les Sylphide, Firebird, La Bayadere and Giselle. Upon graduation Ms Tanith decided to further her education and successfully obtained both the Royal Academy of Dance and I.S.T.D Cecchetti Teaching qualifications with Distinction.

In 2001 she founded her own ballet school whilst freelancing for various dance schools in the surrounding areas. During this time pupils successfully entered examinations and Bursary competitions with excellent results.

In 2009 Ms Tanith moved to the UK where she joined the staff of Chelsea Ballet Schools. She was selected to teach in various prestigious schools such as Garden House, Eaton Square, Falkner House and St. Nicholas Preparatory. During her time with Chealsea ballet Schools Ms Tanith has taught the Cecchetti method to pupils ranging from two to eighteen years of age. All pupils have received wonderful exam results with some also successfully auditioning for the Royal ballet associate programme. In 2010 Chelsea ballet schools promoted Ms Tanith to Senior Ballet Teacher and she still teaches at various schools in the mornings.

Whilst teaching for Chelsea Ballet Schools Ms Tanith was invited by Susan Handy to join the teaching staff of the Susan Handy School of Dance. Ms Tanith taught and mentored students for over two years entering pupils into examinations and auditions for a variety of well known institutes. During her time with the Susan Handy School of Dance over 20 pupils gained places in either the Cecchetti Associate or Cecchetti Scholars programme. Pupils under her tutorage have received special mentions in the Maybel Ryan awards and some of her vocational pupils have successfully auditioned for renowned dance institutes such as the Northern Ballet School.

After a wonderful experience teaching for the Susan Handy School of Dance, Ms Tanith decided to embark on a new adventure by opening her own ballet schools in Ealing London. The “London School of Ballet” is a conveniently located at 2 venues only a 10 minute walk from either the Ealing Common and Ealing Broadway underground stations. The Schools are also easily accessible by Bus and only a 10-15min drive by car from Chiswick, Gunnersbury, Acton and Kew.

Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for teaching theories and history of the classical ballet style.
  • Prepares students for dance competition and examinations.
  • Deciding the appropriate level of teaching for the students and then providing them exceptional training within their means.
  • Teaching correct postural alignment and techniques to prevent and rehabilitate injuries.
  • Training and teaching the students in new trends and informing them about the ballet as a dance form
  • Choreograph various dances for special concerts and charity fund raisers.
  • Organising programs and arranging for the costumes, tickets and advertising.
  • Communicating to the parents about the progress of the child through written reports or meetings.

Main achievements:

  • Achieved Cecchetti Licentiate in August 2012
  • Promoted to senior ballet teacher in December 2010
  • Graduated with the Certificate of Dance Education through the ISTD London self-study.
  • Working in under-privileged areas in South Africa
  • Achieving both Royal Academy of Dance and Cecchetti teachers status