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Kit Lethby ARAD PDTC (Dip.) Voc. Grade Examiner RAD. Among England's most respected dancers, Kit Lethby was a principal/leading dancer with international companies such as Scottish Ballet, Basel Ballet, Australian Ballet and PACT Ballet.
He has danced roles produced by renowned choreographers such as Ashton, Cranko & Kylian, and worked with numerous others including Massine, Lifar, Dolin, Gore, Tetley, Choo San Goh, Carter and Darrell. During his career he also had many roles created for him.
In 1983 he began teaching and on his early retirement from dancing in 1988, went on to complete the Royal Academy of Dance Professional Dancer's Teacher Training Course, from which he graduated with Distinction.
Mr Lethby has been associated with Ecole Ballet and Dance Theatre for more than 20 years and during this association has seen many of the students graduate with success to the world's top vocational schools. As well as choreographing over 100 solos for competitions and eisteddfods,
he has mounted various ballets for Ecole including 'Graduation Ball' and 'La Sylphide Act 2' and several original works.
Invited on an almost continual basis to be a Guest Teacher for Vacation Schools held by the Royal Academy of Dance around Australia and New Zealand Mr Lethby has been has also guest taught for Royal New Zealand Ballet and Sydney Dance Company.
Mr Lethby became an examiner for Royal Academy of Dance in 2004.
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Lisa Howell B.Phty
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Dr Ken Crichton FACSP
Ecole’s guests (current and in recent years) include:
Valerie Bayley (Permanent guest RAD syllabus teacher)
(Permanent guest Classical Ballet teacher)
Robyn Ross (Permanent guest teacher Cecchetti style and syllabus)
Shane Carroll (Classical Ballet teacher)
Adrian Burnett (Classical Ballet teacher)
Katya Ruiz (Flamenco Dance teacher)
Patrick Harding-Irmer (Contemporary)
Matt Trent (Classical)
Adrian Van Winkelhof (Classical)
Julia Khlebakova (National Dance)
Lindsay Ellman-Brown (Junior School)
Vicky Attard (Classical)
Dale Baker (Classical)
Graeme Collins (Classical)
Grant Davies (Jazz)
Anca Frankenhaueser (Contemporary)
Cathie Goss (Classical and Contemporary)
Simone Goldsmith (Classical)
Harry Haythorne (Classical)
Paula Hunt (RAD syllabus)
Ann Jenner (Classical and Repertoire)
Nina Ossipian (Classical)
Nina Schwartz (Junior School)
Fiona Varr (Jazz)
Lauren Vieira (Character)
Suzanne Way-Davis (Classical)
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