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Maisie from Ballet Academy Cymru 2

Maisie French

Maisie French is a valued member of our staff, imparting her expertise in both Contemporary and Classical Ballet. Her journey in the world of dance has been nothing short of remarkable, with her roots firmly grounded in the prestigious Royal Ballet Central in London.

Maisie’s dedication to the art of dance has been evident throughout her educational and professional career. Her time at Royal Ballet Central London served as the cornerstone of her training, where she honed her skills and cultivated a profound understanding of both contemporary and classical ballet styles. This immersive training experience not only refined her technical prowess but also instilled in her a deep appreciation for the nuances of ballet as an art form.

As an integral part of our teaching faculty, Maisie French brings a wealth of knowledge, passion, and a commitment to nurturing the next generation of dancers. Her journey from Royal Ballet Central to her current role as an educator reflects her unwavering dedication to the art of ballet, making her an invaluable asset to our institution. Maisie’s unique blend of classical and contemporary ballet expertise enriches the learning experiences of our students, inspiring them to explore the boundless possibilities within the world of dance.

lloyd from Laine Theatre Arts 2
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Lloyd Williams

Lloyd Williams, a former student of Ballet Academy Cymru and a graduate of Laine Theatre Arts, has made a significant mark in the world of theatre. His training at Laine Theatre Arts has served as a solid foundation for his diverse and impressive career.



Evelyn’s passion for dance blossomed under the expert guidance of her mentor, Nicola Peros. From the very first moment she stepped into the world of dance, Evelyn was captivated by its beauty and expressiveness. Nicola Peros, with her profound knowledge and dedication, not only taught Evelyn the technical aspects of dance but also instilled in her a deep appreciation for the art form.

Evelyn’s journey in the world of dance didn’t stop at mere admiration; she was inspired to embark on a path of vocational studies. Fuelled by her love for dance, she dedicated herself to honing her skills and expanding her horizons. Now, she finds herself in the graduate year at The Hammond performing arts school, where she is furthering her education and training in dance.

As she enters this pivotal phase of her dance education, Evelyn is poised to unleash her full potential as a dancer. The Hammond performing arts school provides the perfect platform for her to refine her technique, explore new dance styles, and develop her artistic expression. With each graceful movement and every rhythmic step, Evelyn’s passion for dance continues to evolve and flourish.

Evelyn’s journey from being a student inspired by Nicola Peros to a graduate of The Hammond performing arts school is a testament to her dedication, talent, and unwavering love for dance. We eagerly anticipate her future achievements as she continues to chase her dreams and make her mark in the world of performing arts.


Qi Zhang

Music Theory Lecturer, Classical Pianist, Composer and Choir Conductor.
An enthusiastic and creative musician and educator with nearly 20 years of experience performing and teaching music on stage and in the classroom.
As a music lecturer, Qi Zhang has provided her students with a comprehensive understanding of classical music theory and composition. She has helped them to develop the skills and confidence required to take their knowledge and performance to a professional level. As a choir conductor, Qi Zhang has taken great pleasure in sharing her passion for classical choral music with children and adults from all walks of life and at all levels of musical ability. She now hopes to apply her talent and love of music in a new role in the UK.



Katie, a dedicated member of our administrative team, plays a pivotal role in ensuring the seamless management of the Young Dancer Programme (YDP) and our prestigious Ballet Academy Cymru Festival. With her expertise and commitment, she is instrumental in the successful execution of these significant initiatives.

In her capacity as the Staff Administrator, Katie takes on a multifaceted role that involves overseeing various aspects of the YDP and Festival. Her responsibilities encompass everything from logistical coordination to communication with participants, parents, and instructors. Katie is the reliable point of contact who ensures that all participants have the necessary information, resources, and support throughout their involvement in the programmes.

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