BalletBums Locations Portishead Stephanie Duncan

I began dancing at the age of 2 1/2 and quickly developed a love for all things dance! From the age of 14 it became my dream to get accepted into a London dance school. I was able to fulfil that dream and at age 18 I was offered a place to train full time at Doreen Bird College of Performing Arts in London, where I completed a 3 year diploma in performing arts.

Following dance school I successfully auditioned to work for Disney and enjoyed every second of my 18 months in Disneyland Paris. Following Disney I had a successful career dancing in la nouvelle Eve Paris, cruise ships and casinos taking me all over the world.

Am I now married with a little boy and run a dance school locally, Steppingstones School of Dance. I opened the school with 2 classes and now run a full timetable for over 250 students. I wanted to continue passing on my love for ballet to teaching adults and creating a happy, safe place to dance in the same way I do with my students. Balletbums is the perfect addition to my timetable!

“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