Nurturing talent and dedication
The Prima Associates programme is designed to discover talented children (7 to 16 yrs) and provide them with classical ballet training to complement their regular ballet classes. The focus is to develop technique to prepare children for auditions for full-time /part-time vocational training. The programme includes ballet, gymnastic conditioning and contemporary dance taught by professional teachers.
Admission is by audition whereby students will be assessed for their suitability for intensive training. Students seeking admission to Prima Associates must have permission from their regular teachers to audition and attend classes.
Ballet Programme Leader, RAD RTS
Lucy Heard trained at the Arts Educational School, Tring Park; graduating with a Certificate in Classical Dance. She completed her vocational training at Northern Ballet School before beginning her professional dance career. Lucy worked across Europe and the UK on Contemporary and Commercial contracts for a number of years before becoming a teacher.
Lucy is a graduate from the Royal Academy of Dance Professional Dancers Teaching Diploma, and now teaches freelance across London and the South-East. She is also a Committee member for the RAD South-East region.
Contemporary Dance; AIDTA, Level 3 Personal Trainer
After attending Prima Stage School since a young age, Katie gained a BA (Hons) degree in dance, which enriched her love for contemporary dance. Since graduating, she has interned at Trinity Laban, volunteered for Woking Dance Festival, and assisted dance filmmakers on location. Katie has qualified as a teacher of modern jazz and ballet, which she currently teaches, along with contemporary dance.
Graduate Diploma in Teaching Physical Education – Russia – Gymnastic Conditioning
Having gained her Graduate Diploma in Teaching Physical Education in Russia, equivalent to British Bachelor (Honours) Degree Standard, she was Gymnastics Master of Sports
for Personal Performance, Russian Gymnastics Association. Olga has had 24 years experience gymnastic coaching. Previously she has had many years performing as a professional high wire gymnast in Russia and the UK was aerial gymnast for the American Circus, UK.
AUDITIONS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR
Audition times will be confirmed two weeks before the audition date by email.
Our auditions take place at Prima Stage School, Larkfield Leisure Centre, New Hythe Lane, AYLESFORD, Kent, ME20 6RH.
We regret that we are unable to discuss an audition or offer feedback to candidates following the result of an audition.