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Summer Ballet Course

Improve your Ballet Technique and Performance Skills

  Are you aged 8 -19? Are you looking for an inspiring and exciting Summer School to take part in for the upcoming Summer holidays?

  Select your preferred venue below to find out more about spending 5 fantastic days with our team of ex - professional ballet dancers and a guest choreographer. Improve your ballet technique and performance skills in an exciting mix of classes and a performance for parents! Availability is limited, so do reserve your place today.

Spend 5 inspiring days with our team of Ex-Professional Ballet Dancers and

Special Guest Choreographers.

Take part in an exciting mix of classes, culminating in a performance at the end of the week...

Improve your ballet technique and performance skills

Be inspired by our team of ex-professional ballet dancers

Work with a professional ballet choreographer

Take part in an exciting mix of classes including repertoire, solos, pointe work, choreography and more... *

Improve your musicality by working with a classical pianist

Take part in an end of week performance

Make new friends who share your love of ballet

Flexible drop - off and pick up times for parents to fit in around your schedule more easily.

  If you love to dance, we would love to work with you to help you improve your ballet technique and performance skills. Places on the Summer Ballet Course are strictly limited and do tend to sell out very quickly.


If you are interested in attending the next Summer Ballet Course, we recommend that you select your preferred venue opposite and apply for your place as soon as possible.


We look forward to working with you at the Summer Ballet Course!



Michael and Kimberley Berkin

Professional Dance Experience Ltd

Photo: Martin Bell.

*class content will vary depending on student age and ability.

   Morgann Runacre Temple has danced for English National Ballet, Curve Foundation and Rosie Kay Dance Company. She has been Choreographer in Residence at Ballet Ireland since 2009, creating nine works for the company including four full-length ballets: Cinderella (2009), Romeo and Juliet (2010) Scheherazade (2011) and Carmen (2013). Other credits include: Jealousy (2011) The Print Room, Sweeney Todd (2012) Images of Dance, The Curve Foundation Dance Company, Ballet Central 03 and 05, Rumpelstiltskin (2011) London Children’s Ballet, The Stargazer (2012) Royal Opera House, Chance to Dance Main stage commission. Peter and The Wolf (2014) Royal Opera House, Chance to Dance.


   With Jessica Wright she has been the recipient of a number of Arts Council Grants to create films working specifically with dance for the camera; Out of Hand (2005) Cobravision Shorts final selection,‘Black Space’ (2006), ‘Point of You’ (2007) supported by ACE, ‘Mishandled’(2010) produced by MJW, ACE, ‘One Etunim’ (2012) commissioned by Dance Ireland, 'The Tryout' (2014) Big Dance Commission, Channel 4. Morgann is currently completing an MA in Choreography at London Contemporary Dance.

Morgann Runacre Temple - Previous Choreographer, Summer Ballet Course

Photo: Martin Tomlinson

Previous Summer Ballet Course Teachers & Guest Choreographers...

  1. -Ex Professional Ballet Dancer

  2. -Choreographer in Residence at Ballet Ireland since 2009

  3. -Choreographer for London Children’s Ballet and Royal Opera House Chance to Dance programme

  4. -Works created for film and theatre

Kimberley Berkin PDTD - Teaching Faculty, Summer Ballet Course Leeds & Twickenham

- Director of Courses & Principal, Professional Dance Experience Ballet Associates Programme

- Royal Ballet School Trained

- RAD Professional Dancer’s Teaching Diploma (Distinction)

- International Performing Career

- Former Lecturer in Ballet Technique, Northern School of Contemporary Dance

Kimberley trained at The Royal Ballet School for 8 years. As a student, she performed with the Royal Ballet in various ballets including The Nutcracker, Manon and Sleeping Beauty at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Kimberley also has a talent for choreography and won The Ursula Moreton Choreographic Competition as a second year student at the Upper School.


After graduating, Kimberley gained a contract with Ballet Ireland where she quickly took on soloist roles and performed all over Ireland and the UK. A highlight of her career was performing as ‘Juliet’ in Romeo and Juliet at the National Concert Hall in Dublin. Kimberley also performed as the lead in La Sylphide at a gala performance in London, hosted by the American Artist Karen Kilimnik. She then went on to perform with English National Ballet in Derek Deane’s Swan Lake at the Royal Albert Hall, The Palace of Versailles and also at The Princess Diana Concert at Wembley. 


Kimberley’s talent for teaching was spotted at an early age. Whilst still a student, she was invited to work as an assistant teacher at The Royal Ballet School International Summer School for two consecutive years. This ignited her desire to teach and following her performing career Kimberley retrained as a teacher, gaining the Royal Academy of Dance Professional Dancer’s Teaching Diploma with distinction.


In 2008 Kimberley was offered a full time teaching post as a Lecturer in Ballet Technique at The Northern School of Contemporary Dance, a Higher Education College in Leeds. Kimberley has been a year co-ordinator at NSCD, has worked as a rehearsal director, taught private and group coaching sessions and has also taught as part of the audition panel in the U.K and Europe.

Photo: Martin Bell.

Michael Berkin RBS Dip. - Teaching Faculty, Summer Ballet Course Leeds & Twickenham

- Diploma in Dance (Royal Ballet School)

  1. -Diploma in Ballet Education Practice (Royal Ballet School & Royal Opera House)

  2. -International performing career with Birmingham Royal Ballet, Northern Ballet and

Royal New Zealand Ballet

  1. -Guest Ballet Master and teacher for a number of ballet companies and ballet schools

Previous Summer Ballet Course pictures...

Photography: Martin Bell

Michael Raynaud - Teaching Faculty, Summer Ballet Course Leeds & Twickenham

- Professional Dance Experience ballet teacher & workshop leader

- Trained at The Paris Opera Ballet School and the National Conservatoire.

- International performing career with English National Ballet

- Semi finalist at international Ballet Competitions in Budapest and St Petersburg.

Michael Raynaud trained locally in the South of France before beginning his formal training at The Paris Opera Ballet School at the age of ten. Whilst at The Paris Opera, Michael performed all over the word touring to Japan, NewYork, Greece and France.


Michael went on to train at the National Conservatoire in Paris, where he gained his Arts Baccalauréat and Unités de Valeurs. He was a semi Finalist in the International Ballet Competition in Budapest as well as the Maia Plissetskaia Competition in St Petersburg.


On completing his training Michael joined the English National Ballet for their worldwide tour of Swan Lake. He then became a permanent member of the company, performing many roles including ‘Paris’ and ‘Benvolio’ in Nureyev’s Romeo and Juliet, ‘Pas De Quatre’ in Derek Deane’s Swan Lake and ‘Winter Season’ in Michael Corder’s Cinderella.


Michael has toured with English National Ballet to Australia, Japan, Hong-kong and Europe. His favourite ballets to dance to are Harald Lander’s Etudes and Kenneth Macmillan’s Rite of Spring.


Michael has taught ballet classes to students of all ages and also helps ice skaters with their choreography. Michael delivers Professional Ballet Workshops and Masterclasses for Professional Dance Experience in London and the South.

“Our daughter thoroughly enjoyed her time at the Summer Ballet Course and when we asked her what she liked most, her response was 'everything'. We could see that she had a great time and were personally exceptionally impressed by the overall professionalism of all the team in all aspects of the course. Naturally cumulating in the end of course show which was simply outstanding and a testament to the calibre of teaching staff. However the greatest compliment we can pay is that our daughter spent the whole week smiling, which as parents makes us very happy."

(Claire and Anthony Harrison) 

5 inspiring days with

our team of Ex-Professional Ballet Dancers

a Professional Ballet Choreographer and a Classical Pianist

Plus a performance for parents...

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Summer Ballet Course

Kenneth Tindall - Previous Choreographer, Summer Ballet Course Leeds and London

- Award winning choreographer

- Former Principal Dancer with Northern Ballet

- Works created for Northern Ballet, ENB, John Neumeier’s Hamburg Junior Ballet and more

Kenneth had a professional dance career that spanned 15 years. In that time he performed with The Israel Ballet, K-Ballet and was a Principal Dancer with Northern Ballet where he created and performed many of the principal roles. Career highlights include guesting at the XIII International Ballet Festival of Miami and the closing Gala of the Stars and also closing the 5th International Beijing Dance Festival. He retired from the stage in May 2015.

Kenneth started choreographing in 2011. In 2012 he received his first full commission for a one act ballet, this ballet Project #1 went on to win the Production Prize at the 26th International Choreographic Competition Hannover. In 2013 Kenneth received his 2nd commission ‘luminous Junc•ture’ for Northern Ballet. Luminous Junc•ture was shown in a critical acclaim triple bill at the Royal Opera House, London alongside work by Lar Lubovitch and Hans Van Manen.

By 2014 Kenneth had received a Tagilioni European Ballet Award nomination for Best Young Choreographer and created work for Gala’s at Sadlers Wells and Frieze Projects for Frieze Art Fair London.Kenneth was selected to be part of the Dance UK Future Art Leaders programme 2014/2015 which saw him commissioned to create work for the English National Ballet. By 2015 Kenneth’s third one act ballet had received its London premiere to much critical acclaim. ’The Architect’ has now been nominated as Best Classical Choreography in the Critics Circle Dance Awards 2015.

Kenneth’s work has not only been nominated but he himself has been nominated as Emerging Artist for the Critics Circle Dance Awards as well being selected as one of the 14 industry experts for the Leeds European Capital of Culture bid 2023.

Kenneth also has an extensive portfolio of work in collaboration with artists. His first collaborative ballet with Linder Sterling generated a huge buzz and was filmed at it’s premiere by the Tate. His site specific work has been performed in galleries all over the UK and Europe and his critically acclaim ballet ‘Children of the Mantic Stain’ continues to be performed as part of the British Art Show 8.

Kenneth has created numerous works for companies all over Europe including John Neumeier’s Hamburg Ballet Junior Company and Kiel Ballet’s, International Gala of the Stars. His first full length ballet, Cassanova is scheduled to be performed by Northern Ballet in Spring 2017.