Part time teachers

Part Time Teacher
Gilda Graepp Zanelli
(Ms. Gigi)

BA(Hons) DDT RBS, PDTD RAD

Gilda Graepp Zanelli
Gilda Graepp Zanelli
【Biography】
Former dancer of Ballet Nacional de Cuba (Cuban National Ballet) and Ballet de Cámara (Municipal de Santiago Opera Theatre). Also served as an assistant choreographer at the Municipal de Santiago Opera Theatre. Studied at the Teacher Training Programme of The Royal Academy of Dance, The Royal Ballet School, and École de Danse de l'Opéra de Paris (Paris Opera Ballet School). Ms. Gigi also holds qualification as an English teacher. She teaches Ballet and English to our students.

【Teaching Experience】
Served as a mentor and a supervisor at LARD and CBTS programmes of RAD.
Faculty at The Central School of Ballet (London)
Faculty at the London Studio Center (London)
Part Time Teacher
Ayano Hirai
Ayano Hirai
【Biography】
Ayano's career as a professional dancer includes both Great Britain and Japan. She has formative experiences in Contemporary, Jazz, Modern, Tap, and Spanish, as well as Cecchetti Classical Ballet.
She has toured across Great Britain with the European Ballet Company, and Vienna Festival Ballet as a soloist. She has been dancing with NBA Ballet Company from 2012.

【Other Achievements】
Guraduated Kate Simmons Dance, Great Britain.
Awarded National Diploma in Professional Dance from the Trinity
College of London.
Awarded Advanced 2, Advanced 1, and Intermediate vocational
examinations of Cecchetti Method.
Awarded Advanced 2, Advanced 1, and Intermediate vocational
examinations of ISTD Modern.
Awarded Intermediate of ISTD Tap.
Awarded Elementary, Garde 1~ 5, and Primary of Spanish Society.
Part Time Teacher
Akiyo Ishihashi

CDE Cecchetti
Enrico Cecchetti Final Diploma
MA, University of Kent

Akiyo Ishihashi

【Biography】
Akiyo Ishihashi is the second Japanese person to have been awarded the Enrico Cecchetti Final Diploma.
She holds a Master's Degree in Contemporary Dance from the University of Kent, U.K., after graduating from the Kate Simmons School of Dance (KSD), U.K.
She has danced with various companies including the American National Ballet, the Hack Ballet, and the Chantry Dance Company, and she has worked with renown choreographers such as Christopher Saunders (The Royal Ballet), Jonathan Lunn (Nominee of Laurence Olivier Awards), and Chisato Ohno (Netherlands Dans Theater 2).
As a ballet instructor, she has taught at the West London Dance School and the Ecole de Danse of Balham.
She is a versatile dancer and teacher and has mastered Jazz, Contemporary, Tap and Spanish Dance.

【Achievements】
Enrico Cecchetti Final Diploma
Master Degree from the University of Kent
Awarded Advanced 2, Advanced 1 and Intermediate vocational examinations of Cecchetti Method.
Certificate in Dance Education (Cecchetti Teaching Qualification)
Awarded Advanced 2, Advanced 1 and Intermediate vocational examinations of ISTD Modern.
Awarded Intermediate vocational examinations of ISTD Tap.
Awarded Elementary of Spanish Dance (Spanish Dance Society (https://www.spanishdancesociety.org/))
Part Time Teacher
Machi Moritaka
Machi Moritaka

Under Preparation.
Part Time Teacher
Yuina Matsuo
Yuina Matsuo

Under Preparation.