Classical dance teacher, ballet teacher and choreographer

Ruth Lewis ballet teacher choreographer Bristol

Ruth Lewis trained at the Arts Educational School, Tring Park, and the Royal Ballet Upper School. She became a professional dancer, performing with Stuttgart Ballet Company, Ivor Meggido’s Jazz Group and on various television shows including Second Generation.

Having studied and been awarded the teaching diploma from the Royal Ballet School, Ruth began an extensive career as a ballet teacher and choreographer mostly in Bristol and the South West.

Specialising in classical ballet and national dance, Ruth now concentrates on the vocational training of local dancers aged 10 years and upwards. The development of artistic as well as technical potential of the individual has always been her main focus. Ruth has coached very many pupils who have gone on to professional dance schools and to work as professional dancers. Eight such pupils are currently (2017-18) at Laine, Royal Ballet Upper School, Doreen Bird, Elmhurst, Northern ballet School, Tring Park and Urdang – whilst one has recently joined the corps de ballet at the English National Ballet, two are with Semperoper Ballett in Dresden and one has just joined the Vienna State ballet.

As Artistic Director of Bristol Youth Ballet Company for 10 years, Ruth worked with talented young dancers from all over the South West. Here, she created many original works, including the “Snowman” which was performed on children’s television and her famous “Cardboard City” – a day in the life of the homeless, performed to a musical score of songs by The Beatles.

Ruth has choreographed for many professional shows and her work is well known and well regarded at both local and national dance festivals.

Miss Lewis offers private coaching in her own studio in Clifton, Bristol. She coaches students for RAD and ISTD major vocational examinations from Intermediate Foundation through to Advanced II. Miss Lewis also offers coaching for auditions for professional schools and choreographs dances for Dance Festivals and auditions in all dance genres

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Ruth Lewis ballet teacher and choreographer Bristol