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Kit Lethby : Permanent Guest Teacher - Ecole Vocational
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.  Mr Lethby returns to teach for Ecole Vocational as Permanent Guest Teacher in 2014.

Music Grant Kennedy  
iotherapy Lisa Howell B.Phty  
Sports Medicine Dr Ken Crichton FACSP 

Nutrition Mia Ballenden BSc 
Physiotherapy Northside Sports Physiotherapy, Lindfield


Guest Teachers 
Ecole’s guests in 2014 will include include: 

Valerie Bayley (Permanent guest RAD syllabus teacher) 

Christine Keith (Permanent guest Classical Ballet teacher) 
Robyn Ross (Permanent guest teacher Cecchetti style and syllabus) 
Cathie Goss (Classical and Contemporary)
Amy Fisher  ( Drama ) 
Lauren Vieira (Permanent guest National Dance)