Olivia Rutherford


Minimum age: 16

Thursday: Progressing Ballet Technique

  • Level: General
  • Time:18:00-19:00
  • Price: £14

Classes bookable HERE from one week ahead.


Olivia was born and brought up in the Western Cape in South Africa. She embarked on her ballet journey at a young age and later moved to Cape Town to train with Martin Schonberg.
During her training, Olivia spent hours at the barre finding and working pure technique. Olivia found passion in building strength and flexibility for her dancing. This has resulted in a strong adage which is her favorite part of a class.
During the pandemic Olivia completed her Yoga Teaching Qualification and received a certificate in nutrition.
Post pandemic Olivia Spent some time dancing in Biarritz France aswell as was apart of Ballet Cymru 2 in Wales.
She is now freelancing in London where she trains with Yolandi Moreira and Isabella McGuire.

Progressing Ballet Technique(PBT)

PBT was developed to build a better understanding of ballet dancers’ techniques by using a Pilates ball. It has evolved and is now used by dancers of all genres, athletes, and even footballers to strengthen muscles, prevent and rehabilitate injuries and develop immense core strength. Yolandi’s  PBT classes are focused and intuitive. Her approach is tailored to each client’s specific needs.  Yolandi has set up a safe environment for you to obtain an in-depth understanding of the body while having loads of fun learning to utilize the Pilates ball in innovative ways.

Please bring your own ball to class (we have limited balls available for new attendees) Electric fast pump available. Balls can be stored safely at Danceworks if preferred.