- Hourly rate £40
- Response Time 11h
- Number of students 26
Private lessons given by a former soloist dancer with English National Ballet.
- at their home
- at your home
- By webcam
Andre is one of our best tutors. They have a high-quality profile, verified qualifications, a quick response time, and great reviews from students!
About the lesson
A former Soloist dancer with English National Ballet with over 20 years experience in the dance sector, Andre will drawn up a strategic learning plan to support students and their needs on both technical and artistic skills.
Ballet lessons can also include body condition, muscle recognition and acylation exercises, Progressive Dance Technique or simply ballet lessons focusing on strengthening technical and performance skills at the appropriate level the student is at.
Coaching within the classical repertoire is also available for both male or female students.
- All Levels
Andre Portasio was born in Brazil where he started his ballet training under the guidance of Natalia Barbara. In 1997 he was granted a scholarship to join the Escuela National de Cuba and in 1998 supported by the Nureyev's Foundation he relocated to London to finish his studies at English National Ballet School.
Twice medalist at the Adeline de Genne Competition (1998 -1999) as well as other key ballet competitions around the world, in 1999 he was invited to join English National Ballet where he performed to critical acclaim at a nationally and internationally level. Over 10 successful years he was featured in ballets such as Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, Coppelia, Romeo and Juliet, Giselle, Cinderella, Canterville Ghost, Snow Queen, Nutcraker, Rite of Spring, Facing Viv, Who Cares? among many others.
Andre has an MA in Culture, Policy and Management by City University, was graduated from the Royal Ballet and Royal Ballet School with a Diploma in Ballet Education. His previous teaching experience are with English National Ballet, Royal Ballet, Royal Ballet School, The Place, Italia Conti, DanceWarehouse, Sadler’s Wells Theatre and Primary and Secondary Schools around London and Kent.
Perfect! He gives lots of feed back and corrections which has helped me open my mind and understand how to use my whole body in my dancing. I have learnt so much in just a few months with him and I feel as i have improved so much from his amazing teaching.
- Andre's response : Clara is extremely committed to her learning making her an excellent student. She quickly picks up correction, has great level of concentration, is always open to received feedback, is open minded to new ideas a pleasure to work with.
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Andre professionally conducts excellent ballet and strength training lessons to my three daughters - individually and together. Andre is incredibly accommodating to our hectic and chaotic family, responding appropriately and in the best interest of the girls in their requests for training. Andre is a firm but fair teacher and takes great pride in his teaching. We highly recommend Andre
Andre has helped me so much! In just a few months of him teaching me I feel as I have improved both technically and artistically and have gained so much knowledge and confidence from his teaching. Every class he opens my mind to something new and always encourages me to be at my best. He is so inspirational, I highly highly recommend him, he is such an amazing teacher!
O André Portásio é um profissional talentoso, habilidoso e genial! Seu trabalho como bailarino é incrível e sua carreira foi construída com muito esforço, amor e dedicação. Certamente seus alunos estão tendo um professor muito competente e comprometido em transmitir todo seu conhecimento. Conheço seu trabalho há bastante tempo como bailarino aqui no Brasil e posteriormente na Inglaterra, acompanhando sua bonita ascensão e torcendo sempre pelo seu sucesso.
I know André through my local dance school. He's a brilliant teacher and explains everything with great detail. In a month I've learnt so many things and have become a hundred times better!! I highly recommend him as a ballet teacher.
ANDRE IS A GREAT TEACHER! HE HAS A WEALTH OF EXPERIENCE AS A DANCER AND TEACHER. HIS LESSONS ARE TAILORED TO MY NEEDS AND HE ALWAYS EXPLAIN THINGS VERY WELL. HE ENCOURAGE AND INSPIRE ME TO ALWAYS BE AT MY BEST. I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND HIM LEARNED AND CONTINUE TO LEARN LOTS.
I’ve been taking lessons with Andre for a year now. He’s the most professional, encouraging and inspirational tutor I’ve ever had ( and I’ve had a lot!). It’s also a privilege to be trained by a world class dancer. I cannot recommend him highly enough.
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- 5h: £187
- 10h: £360
Online Lessons: £40.00 per hour
In person: £60.00 per hour
Use of exclusive Dance Studio 4 x 3m (130 sq. ft) in size with fully personalised AC, music, harlequins dance floor, mirrors, ballet barre. Perfect for 1-1 sessions
£15 an hour. All prices include VAT.
Classes are available from Mon - Fri 08 am-09pm.
I'm also happy to travel to the client or other studios in London if needed and/or preferred.