About Us


My Name is Natasha Singelee. Having trained at the West Street School in Covent Garden and the Arts Educational school, Chiswick back in the early Nineties, I went on to dance professionally for many years. Now I pass on my knowledge and love of dance to the children and adults that I teach.

I was awarded the Peter Pearson scholarship in 2009 which is given to teachers practicing the Cechetti Genre.


The Cecchetti technique has been developed from the teachings of the great ballet master Enrico Cecchetti by the Cecchetti Society. One notable emphasis in the Cecchetti syllabus is that the arms flow and blend from position to position more than any other technique.


Born in Italy in 1850, Enrico Cecchetti was a brilliant virtuoso dancer who
went on to become the leading teacher of his generation. As guest artist with the Imperial Russian Ballet, he created the role of The Bluebird in 'The Sleeping Beauty'; as a teacher in Russia his many famous students included Pavlova and Nijinsky. Then, with Diaghilev's Company, he worked with Rambert and de Valois, the founders of British Ballet, and with Alicia Markova. The studio Cecchetti opened in London was later taken over by Margaret Craske who passed on the Cecchetti Method to numerous British dancers and teachers. The method was recorded and published by Cyril Beaumont and is now taught world-
wide.


Examinations
Cecchetti's own teaching was geared to professional dancers. As a build up to the full Cecchetti Method, the Cecchetti Society has evolved a series of graded syllabi and examinations to meet the needs of children at both pre-vocational and recreational levels, as well as those of the vocational student. There are also qualifying examinations for teachers, granting Associate, Licentiate and Fellowship status of the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing.
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