Jasmin Dearing learns from the best in Cecchetti Ballet

Jasmin Dearing (2015/16 Ballet Awardee) has returned from the UK after travelling on her BBM Youth Support Award, and we are happy to read what a great experience it was for Jasmin. We have included snippets from Jasmin Dearing’s report below. To read the full report Click Here. 

“I was experiencing terrible jetlag and to make things worse I had caught a cold in my first week. Despite this I still took classes during this week at Pineapple studios and Central School of Ballet. Some of the teachers at Pineapple included, Kim Mendez, who trained with Nesta Brooking (who had also trained with Margaret Craske) and then on to take classes with Joan Hewson at Pineapple since 1983 who has a lineage of teaching of Cecchetti Method going back to Cecchetti himself and Romayne Grigorova who has been teaching the same Cecchetti class for over 30 years.”

“The rooms were quite affordable and there was a free hot breakfast every morning. I chose to stay here due to its convenient location having five tube stations in very short walking distance from College Hall making it even more convenient to travel to and from classes at Pineapple Studios. During this week The Australian Ballet company were touring in London and I was lucky enough to run into the company members at Pineapple studios as they were using the studios to rehearse for their shows in London.”

“After the Summer School I continued to take open drop in classes at Pineapple studios and stayed in hostels and hotel dorms near tube stations again for convenience of travel.”

“I would like to thank everyone at BBM Youth Support for giving me this once in a lifetime opportunity to travel across the world and further develop my dance skill. I cannot wait to come home and to share the stories and new things i have learnt to my friends and family at home and at the studio. I believe that this trip has changed who I am both as a person and a dancer and has really opened up my eyes to the many opportunities available.”

2nd February, 2017

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