Claire-Louise Ellis.


BalletBums Locations Hampshire Claire-Louise Ellis

Claire-Louise (C-L for short), started dancing at the age of 3 in Bahrain in the Middle East and then in Singapore when her parents moved there to work. She then continued dancing when they moved back to the UK when she was 7 and hasn’t stopped since. She continued her love of dance at Bird College, one of the UK’s top dance colleges in Kent where she gained her BA (Hons) in Dance and Theatre Performance.

She decided to further her teaching career at Kingston Upon Thames Teachers Training college where she gained her ISTD DDI (Diploma in Dance Instruction) and her DDE (Diploma in Dance Education) in Imperial Classical Ballet. She established her own dance school, Twinkle Toes Academy in Godalming, Surrey, when her daughter was just 9 months old and has passed on her passion of dance to many young children and adults.

She is currently doing an online course to become a Personal Trainer, which she hopes to do alongside her dance school and Ballet Bums classes. She has a passion for dance and fitness and wants to help as many people achieve their fitness goals in the future. Ballet Bums is the perfect combination of both her passions and she is so excited to get started and is looking forward to meeting all her new Ballet Bums clients.

“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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