Sophie Thompson.


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BalletBums Locations Wimbeldon Sophie Thompson

Ballet is my absolute passion and I’ve been dancing to music ever since I can remember! Training locally in Chichester, I gained Cecchetti Elementary and RAD Intermediate before joining the Royal Ballet School aged 16.

18 months later, after successfully auditioning for Roland Petit’s company – Ballet National de Marseille – I found myself taking class and performing in the most amazing productions across Europe and the world, with dance legends such as Mikhail Baryshnikov, Carla Fracci and Zizi Jeanmaire.

I returned to London five years later, joining English National Ballet for a year, where I fulfilled my dreams of dancing in major classical ballets including ‘The Nutcracker’, ‘La Bayadère’ and Natalia Makarova’s new staging of ‘Swan Lake’ at the London Coliseum, Festival Hall and nationally.

Leaving performing to raise a family, I had an ever-increasing urge to share all my ballet knowledge and passion for dance, so in 2018 I passed the Royal Ballet School Diploma in Dance Teaching (Education).

Since 2017 I’ve been teaching ballet to children and adults from beginners through to intermediate level, and in 2021 I discovered the brilliant BalletBums, so here I am!

Why choose BalletBums? Because it introduces you to the amazing physical benefits of ballet in a way that guarantees you fitness, fun, wellbeing and expert ballet teaching all in one class, and in every class you do!

BalletBums promises to be your weekly tonic of health and fun and I really look forward to seeing you soon!

“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