On Sunday 25th November we welcomed Michael Berkin from Professional Dance Experience to our school. Students who attended the workshop experienced a ballet class and were taught repertoire from the ballet, Sleeping Beauty.
Michael Berkin gave three workshops throughout the afternoon. He gave a very technical and inspirational ballet class, which culminated with a short demonstration for parents at the end of each class.
The children all worked very hard in the workshops and thoroughly enjoyed themselves.
Michael Berkin is a former Head Boy at the Royal Ballet School after having trained there for eight years. Michael then went on to a professional career, dancing with companies such as Birmingham Royal Ballet, Royal New Zealand Ballet, Ballet Ireland and Northern Ballet. He has also toured throughout China, New Zealand, Thailand, UK and Republic of Ireland.