I teach a traditional ballet class, individually planned for each client/student. You will learn the core technicalities of ballet, with a meticulous and detailed approach tailored to your unique needs/goals. My sessions will help improve technique in the run up to examinations and auditions as well as improving specific movements or sections of class for example pirouettes or petit allegro.
I teach ballet students of all ages from over the world, all levels and experiences welcomed and encouraged to get in touch.
Having fractured my coccyx in 2019, I have a special interest and sensitivity in rehabilitation from injury.
I've been teaching for 10+ years and teaching online for 2+ years.
I was born and raised in Cardiff and began my training as an associate of The Royal Ballet School, National Dance Company Wales and National Youth Dance Wales performing original works by Odette Hughes, Theo Clinkard & Errol White. Having completed my formal training at London Contemporary Dance School, I joined Danish Dance Theatre as an apprentice in 2015.
I have worked and performed with Crystal Pite & Kidd Pivot, Bundesjugendballett, Just Us Dance Theatre, Dane Hurst, Catarina Carvalho, Caroline Finn for the WNO UK tour of "Les Vepres Siciliennes" and more recently Ballet Cymru.
I'm also passionate about working in Wales where I presented for the S4C Welsh channel from 2016-2017 and have choreographed for Fran Wen Theatre Company, Urdd National Eisteddfod and Sbarc Galeri Caernarfon.
Qualifications & Teaching Experience:
200 hr Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Teacher accredited by Yoga Alliance
Insured & Enhanced DBS checked
Guest teacher at London Dance Academy
Guest lecturer at Bath Spa University
PG Dip in Performance
BA First Class hons in Contemporary Dance, LCDS
CAT Scheme Teaching Assistant- 2 years
Advanced 1 RAD - Distinction
Dance Leader Award
• London Contemporary Dance School, BA hons (grad. 2015)
• National Dance Company Wales Associate
• National Youth Dance Wales (2011-2014)
• Royal Ballet School Junior, Mid and Senior Associate (2003-2011)
Highlights in Performances & Projects
• Dancer with Ballet Cymru - Newport, Wales 11/2020 – present
• Dance Artist with Fund Freelance Dance project, led by Jamiel Laurence - Lanterns Studios London 9-10/2020
• ‘Les Vepres Siciliennes’ UK tour with the WNO. Contracted by NDCWales choreographed by Caroline Finn - 1/2020 -5/2020
• Dancer with Truefitt Collective - London 7/2019-2/2020
• ‘Andrea Bocelli: Cinema World Tour’ performed in arenas across the UK, choreographed by Catarina Carvalho - 11/2016
• ‘Exodus’, choreographed by & performed alongside Dane Hurst - Dulwich Picture Gallery 9/2016
• ’Firebird’, ‘Men in Coats’ & ‘Love Songs’ performed internationally with Danish Dance Theatre as an apprentice- 9/2015- 5/2016
• ‘Infinite Identities’ performed in collaboration with Bundesjugendballet & Just Us Dance Theatre, choreography by Joseph
Toonga -Hamburg & Heidelberg 9/2014 - 4/2015
• ‘Polaris’, choreography by Crystal Pite, performed with Kidd Pivot -Sadler’s Wells 10/2014
• ‘Ours’ choreographed by Joseph Toonga performed at 28th International Choreographic Competition - Hannover 6/2014
TV & Film
• Dancer for ‘Chwyldro’ Dance film for ‘Hansh’ aired on TV channel S4C, filmed at various locations throughout Wales - 9/2019
• TV Presenter for ‘MOM’ on TV channel S4C, filmed at various locations in Wales & England - 9/2016-9/2017
• ‘120960’ live online show with Fran Wen Youth Theatre Company, online 5-6/2020
• ‘Sblash!’, a show performed as part of the ‘Sbarc Arts Project’ at Galeri Caernarfon, Wales - 8/2019
• ‘Swn a Symud’ with Frân Wen Theatre Company performed at Llanberis Slate Museum, Wales - 7/2019
• Urdd National Eisteddfod Youth Show 2019, Wales Millennium Centre, Wales - 4-6/2019
Perfect! Really enjoyed Hanna's lesson! She explains things clearly and really well:)
Ellie is so lovely! She will show improvement very quickly as she's so responsive and seems to really enjoy understanding the core principles of the ballet technique. I look forward to continuing our classes in future.
Perfect! Hanna is an excellent teacher and very encouraging. I have had 5 one-to-one lessons so far on Zoom. I’ve really enjoyed them and noticed an improvement in my dancing following each session. Hanna is meticulous in her teaching and helps me pay close attention to detail. Not only does she give constructive technical correction, Hanna also emphasises the importance of performance quality. She provides useful and clear advice and has given me extra exercises to take away from each session to enhance what I have learnt. Hanna is very patient and always willing to repeat anything if I am unsure.
Francesca is a delight to teach! She has a great understanding of ballet technique and works hard to apply new corrections. She is dedicated to learning and improving her technique. I look forward to continuing our sessions.
Perfect! Hanna is a wonderful teacher! I started having lessons during lockdown-initially just to tide me over until my 'in person' classes resumed but am loving them so much that I have continued. She is so patient, caring and the lessons are always so well-considered and personalised. Hanna is so observant and thorough when offering corrections but always communicating with such empathy and encouragement. I particulary love how Hanna's teaching always seems to come from focusing on the strength/s of the dancer-this has done wonders for my confidence, as well as my technique! Couldn't recommend Hanna enough!!
Sarah-Louise is a joy to teach! She absorbs information like a sponge and works hard at applying corrections as well as understanding and improving her ballet technique. She is a curious and intelligent student and I can't wait for our next session.
Perfect! Hanna is a great teacher. She can spot what I have to change in order to correctly execute elements very quickly and gives me good corrections.
Meike is a very responsive and diligent student. She picks up exercises and applies corrections thoughtfully and is a pleasure to teach!
Perfect! a very good teacher
Perfect! Hanna is a fantastic teacher. She is really thorough and detail oriented and has helped me improve and understand my ballet technique in our lessons together. I love how kind and encouraging she is when I make mistakes and has excellent and observant corrections. Her knowledge and passion for technique is evident and I would recommend her as a teacher to anyone. I love learning from her and look forward to our weekly classes immensely!
Arshea is an excellent student. She is curious and very hard working. She is a lovely person and a joy to teach!
Perfect! I’ve wanted to learn to dance for years but being 27 and not having danced since I was about 6 was too nervous to join the group adult dance classes near me. I decided to try to look for private classes and came across Hanna and the option of one to one video. I loved my intro class so much I’m doing twice weekly classes. Hanna is extremely knowledgable and patient which is great as I have a back injury to work with as well. I couldn’t recommend her more!
Caroline is a lovely, thoughtful and hard working student. She asks intelligent questions and applies corrections brilliantly. A joy to teach!
Excellent! Hanna has been a wonderful teacher. My daughter looks forward to ballet every week. She is so personable yet professional. We are so glad we found her!
Lia's daughter is a highly intelligent and thoughtful student. She retains information and exercises very well and works hard at improving her technique. She is an excellent student who I look forward to teaching each week!
Perfect! Hanna is such a lovely teacher. She is really inspiring and friendly which makes the lessons that much more enjoyable. I really feel I have learnt and gained a lot from her lessons, both confidence and technique. We have had weekly lessons since April unless our schedules have not allowed us. Originally we began with ballet and recently we tried dance fitness. I love both and Hanna shines in both too. She takes time in planning her lessons so they are personalised and tailored to you, and she always checks in at the end of the lesson to see how you found it. I feel really guided and supported by her throughout and would recommend Hanna to anyone wanting to learn to dance and have a supportive and talented teacher.
Krista has been taking my ballet lessons once a week for around 2 months now. She is a very receptive & intelligent student and we have an excellent rapport. Her strength, balance and memory is improving with every class and her curiosity allows her to access a further level of understanding of principle ballet technique. I always look forward to our classes as she is a bubbly, kind and generally lovely person. Krista is an absolute joy to teach and to get to know.
Perfect! First lesson was excellent and really good communication, I've booked for 10 sessions
Savannah is an amazing student. She’s hardworking and takes direction really well. We have a great rapport!
Hanna is a brilliant dance teacher. She’s skilled at recognising your strengths and helping you to improve your technique. I take ballet classes with Hanna and my confidence and skills have grown enormously. She’s friendly, encouraging, focused and highly attuned to my needs as a student. I would recommend her classes to anyone wishing to develop their dance skills.
Amazing tutor! She is very talented and super friendly, would highly recommend!
Hanna is an excellent teacher who is able to vary the difficulty of her classes to accommodate your fitness level and goals. She always keeps the content of her classes mixed and fun! I couldn't recommend her enough.
I had the pleasure of being taught by Hanna via Zoom for a number of months during lockdown and learnt a great deal from her expertise in both dance and fitness more generally. She kept me extremely motivated and pushed me to my limits, while making me feel at ease in her company. I would highly recommend Hanna to people of all abilities.
I’ve known Hanna for over ten years and have watched her grow from being a committed age-group dancer to becoming a full-time professional, working with a number of different companies both across the country and abroad. Hanna is the most caring and motivational tutor I’ve had the pleasure of being taught by. Specialising in ballet and fitness, Hanna has helped me achieve my personal fitness goals during the lockdowns of 2020, and she always goes above and beyond to cater the sessions to my specific needs! She always brings great energy and makes the workouts worthwhile!
Hanna is a wonderful teacher. My daughter looks forward to lessons every week. Hanna is not only fun and personable but she is knowledgeable and professional. We are so glad we found Hanna.
Hanna is amazing with my daughter, Hanna is very encouraging and is able to quickly adapt her lessons. My daughter loves every second of the ballet session and thrives on them.
Hanna has tailored the classes to my needs and varies them week to week to keep it interesting (HIT, dance, barre etc) My strength has grown as a result and am able to do things now that I couldn’t previously. Always keen to adjust and adapt the classes to suit me I can highly recommend classes with Hanna.
Hanna is a hugely talented and wonderful ballet teacher. My 16 year old daughter absolutely loves her 1 2 1 lessons with her both at home ( pre Covid) and on Zoom during lock down.
She pushes my daughter , yet, at the same time, is patient, positive and boosts her confidence. These lessons are keeping my daughter going through these difficult times. Cannot recommend highly enough. And - gives her lessons in Welsh too if you want. Diolch Hanna
I always look forward to Hanna’s lessons. She plans the lessons really nicely and chooses lovely music. Her corrections are really helpful and she really takes you into a new level of ballet. She is always on time and committed to her lessons and confident and clear with her instructions. And if I have any questions or am I sure of anything I always feel comfortable to ask as Hanna listens carefully and gives very good advice. I would thoroughly recommend Hanna and her ballet lessons to anyone wanting to learn ballet.
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