Olivia Lindley.


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BalletBums Locations Stockport Olivia Lindley

My mum took me to my first ballet class at the age of 3, in the hope that it would improve my confidence as a child. I was always very shy at school, always clinging to my Grandma’s hand when she dropped me off at the school gates, not wanting to go inside. But when she dropped me off at dance class, it was a completely different story. I couldn’t wait to go and I never wanted to leave. Little did I know that dance would be so much more to me than just a hobby and that actually it would become a huge part of my career and life.

My decision to fulfil a career in dance came quite late at the age of 18 when I was auditioning for acting schools. I soon realised that without being able to express my emotions through movement and dance, I just didn’t have the same passion and drive for performing on stage. So I started auditioning for dance schools and accepted a place at Centre Pointe Vocational College in Manchester, where I completed a 3 year diploma in Dance and Musical Theatre, as well as obtaining my ISTD teaching qualifications in Ballet, Tap and Modern.

During my final year at Centre Pointe I had my heart set on performing on cruise ships, but being such a competitive industry my first professional contract was actually on land working for TUI hotels and resorts. I then went on to complete 3 contracts working on board Costa cruises and I have just returned home from my first contract with Princess cruises. I have been extremely lucky to see some incredible parts of the world whilst doing what I love and calling it my job.

Whilst I am at home between contracts I always take up teaching at local dance schools, as I love sharing my passion for dance with others and helping them to progress and improve. I have also found a love for fitness in general and am constantly partaking in classes such as HIIT, pilates, yoga and many more. And this is why Balletbums caught my eye, because it is the perfect mix of a fitness class combined with dance. It is something original and I can’t wait to be a part of it.

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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