Juan trained at the London Studio Centre where he graduated with a distinction performing with ‘Images of Dance’. In 1997 he joined the Peter Schaufuss Ballet, dancing soloist roles and creating the role of The King (Elvis) – performing at the Sadler’s Wells Theatre.
In the year 2000, he joined the English National Ballet where he remained for the next 17 years. During his time with the company, Juan danced in numerous Ballets and created a variety of roles for the company repertoire. He’s also done guest work with the Royal Ballet, (Manon) Royal Opera House, K Ballet, Tokyo, (Rhapsody, Frederick Ashton), Lincoln Centre New York, Peter Schaufuss Ballet (Midnight Express), London Coliseum. (The king), Denmark Tour.
Juan has taught at the English National Ballet, the English National Ballet School, the Central School of Ballet (Associates ballet tutor), the London Performance Company, the Italia Conti Academy, the Guilford School of Acting, and the Danstylo School of Ballet.
Ballet for Beginners
The Ballet for Beginners class is suitable for people with little knowledge of ballet or people who want to learn the basic positions and steps. The class will focus on placement, posture, coordination and musicality with fun exercises at the centre. Dress code: anything that’s comfortable to move around in. You can wear ballet shoes or just socks. If you haven’t done any ballet in the past we recommend that you take our Introduction to Ballet Course first before attending an open class
Classical Ballet – Improver Level
The Improver Level class is for people who have a basic knowledge of ballet technique and want to progress to the next level, still focusing on placement, musicality and coordination. The class starts at the barre and continues to centre work with fun dancing combinations from the corner. Dress code: anything that’s comfortable to move around in. You can wear ballet shoes or just socks.
Classical Ballet – General Level
The General Level class is for people with a good knowledge of ballet and are fairly confident. The class focuses on musicality, posture and coordination from barre work to centre including a variety of turns and jumps. Dress code: anything that’s comfortable to move around in. You can wear ballet shoes or just socks.
“Amazing and talented teacher, clear instructions, beautiful choice of music, cares about the art and making sure all students do well. Great class!” – Jannae M