Denzil Bailey
Classical Ballet classes in London

Denzil Bailey, classical ballet teacher at Danceworks in London


Minimum age: 14

Thursday: Classical Ballet (with live pianist)

  • Level: Intermediate/Advanced
  • Time: 16:00 – 17:30
  • Fee: £12

Friday: Classical Ballet

  • Level: Intermediate/Advanced
  • Time: 14:30 – 16:00
  • Fee: £12

These classes will also be live-streamed from the studio if you wish to join online

  • Fee: £7

Classes bookable HERE from one week ahead.


Denzil Bailey started to dance aged 17 in a weekly Jazz class in a church hall in Cricklewood. Encouraged by his teacher to take ballet, he joined the London School of Classical Dance. After 3 years he was chosen to join the internationally prestigious English National Ballet where he danced for 10 years, touring the world. Following some time freelancing and raising his son Jacob, Denzil was approached by Cassa Pancho, a dancer writing her dissertation on the lack of black classical dancers. Together they founded 12 years ago the renowned Ballet Black. This led to numerous requests to teach and Denzil unintentionally became a ballet teacher, which he calls his “dream job”. Denzil has regular open classes across London and he also teaches for dance companies such as Rambert, Random, Neo Ballet, Tavaziva, and Skanes Danse, and Ballet Black.

Class description

These classes are for intermediate and advanced level dancers, offering a versatile and engaging approach to ballet. These are fast-paced and challenging classes delivered with Denzil’s high-energy demeanour. With a variety of exercises at the barre leading to movement sequences that stretch your facility, Denzil encourages free-flowing movement and expression within the ballet technique.’

He is in great demand for his high-energy, free-flowing movement, fun classes, and is a very popular teacher whose classes always receive very positive feedback.