Sian James.


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I started dancing at the age of 3 to my mothers delight as she too had been a dancer in her youth. From a young age I competed in many Arts Festivals, soon realising that performing was for me. I was lucky enough to be successful in auditioning for the Royal Ballet School and I loved my time there and rose to the huge challenge that it presented. I worked professionally in Germany in 2 different theatres, before returning to do my teacher training at the Royal Academy of Dance. I have taught in Germany , Hong Kong, Brunei and the USA.

I am also a  level 3 Personal Trainer and a crazy long distance runner ( having completed all the major marathons in the world)  and am passionate about fitness and a positive outlook on life.

I am excited to start this next chapter with BalletBums and pass on my passion .

“BalletBums couldn’t have come at a more perfect time. I love how versatile the classes are and the fact that anyone, any shape and any size can participate and realise how great ballet is for the body and the mind.”

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“I am not a gym person but these are so much fun. Small class size and her expert tips makes these session so effective! If you’re looking to tone up, get some regular exercise, or just generally have fun with your workout then come and give this a try.”

— Anne

“Once you are at the barre that it is all you concentrate on, so all of the every day baggage has to be left at the door. Corrections are given without humiliation! I always feel energised after class and just wish I could start every day with 60mins in Emily’s studio!””

— Ellie