Claire Sheppard

Second Year Student – BA (Hons) Ballet Education

Dance gives people opportunities to express themselves and it is for everyone, no matter how old you are or your ability, dance can give you a new lease of life and it brings people together. The Ballet Education programme is one of a kind. It provides the best quality of teacher training, there is a lot of one-to-one time with lecturers and it is very personal. Whilst studying here, I also wanted to further my knowledge in ballet, so having the opportunity to study the LRAD alongside my programme and go in-depth into teaching the RAD syllabus has been very rewarding. I am currently on placement in my second year and I am enjoying teaching in a variety of settings that I perhaps might not have considered teaching before. When I have qualified, I would ideally like to be teaching curriculum dance in a school whilst also teaching in private dance schools on evenings and weekends.