Classical Ballet with Christopher Marney


Minimum age: 16

Thursday: Classical Ballet

  • Level: Intermediate / Advanced
  • Time: 13:00-14.30
  • Fee: £12
  • 26th October – 14th December (8 weeks)

Class description

Chris teaches a professional level, energetic class concentrating on musicality and dynamics with the use of less common steps and choreographic combinations.
Drawing on his experience of teaching both in the UK and USA, Chris blends the elements of clean, quick footwork with expressive upper body and ports de bras.
Classes are upbeat, positive and encouraging with an emphasis on individual correction and repetition of exercises.
Chris will teach ten classes from April 6th – June 8th only …all welcome!



Christopher is a Choreographer, Teacher and former Artistic Director of Central School of Ballet in London and the Joffrey Ballet Studio Company in Chicago.
As a dancer Chris worked internationally for Balletboyz, Gothenburg Ballet Sweden, Ballet Biarritz France, Bern Ballet Switzerland and Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures where he has danced many principal roles. During his time in these companies he danced works by choreographers William Forsythe, Jiri Kylian Nacho Duato and John Cranko to name a few. He danced with the Michael Clark Company in The Rite of Spring and Les Noces at Rose Hall, Lincoln Center in New York and his final performance was in 2017 with Ivan Putrov’s Men in Motion where he danced the Faun in Nijinsky’s L’Apres Midi d’un Faun. The Critics Circle National Dance Awards nominated him for Outstanding Performance in Modern Dance two years running as well as being in Dance Europe’s Outstanding Male Dancer 2013 list. As a choreographer he has created five works for Ballet Black, for English National Ballet’s Emerging dancer, ‘The Four Seasons’ for the Joffrey Ballet Studio Company, Nutcracker at the British Museum, Corasire Act I and Carousel Dances for Ballet Central, ‘Eve’ at Sadlers Wells and Lady Macbeth at the New National Theatre in Tokyo. In London’s West-End Chris has choreographed for Theatre. This includes McQueen The Play at the Theatre Royal Haymarket and Tell Me on a Sunday at the St. James. He was named associate artist of the UK Foundation for Dance, holds a Masters degree in Choreography and was associate Choreographer for Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty. Chris is patron of the Elite Ballet Project and Chelmsford Ballet Company and a guest teacher for ballet companies worldwide.