RBS Dip. DT, DDTAL, RAD (QTS)
Zoe is a graduate from The Royal Ballet School’s Diploma of Dance Teaching. She is a Royal Ballet School Mid and Advanced Associate teacher in London and is part of the Associates Outreach team teaching in Livorno, Italy. She has supported White Lodge students in The Royal Ballet Company's performances of The Nutcracker, The Dante Project, Like Water for Chocolate and taught at the Summer Intensive, White Lodge. Zoe has taught at Central School of Ballet Juniors and their international summer school and Tring Park on their Summer Course.
Zoe danced professionally with the Romanian National Ballet from 2012 to 2016 under the directorship of Johan Kobborg, performing in a wide variety of classical ballets such as La Fille mal Gardée by Ashton, MacMillan's Manon and Theme and Variations by Balanchine.
Miss Zoe provides excellent ballet training where every individual student is given the opportunity to grow and excel in their learning. Students experience the joy of dance in a positive and professional learning environment, inspiring self-confidence and a lifelong love of dance.
Miss Zoe is a registered teacher with the RAD, is DBS checked, first aid trained and attends regular safeguarding training.
What inspired you to dance?
I started dancing at 2.5 years old and I loved it so much I just never quit!
Where did you train?
I started dancing at Sandra Cheal School of Dance where I took classes in ballet, tap, modern, pointe and gymnastic dance, and went to Colchester School of Dance in my teenage years where I studied street jazz/commercial, body conditioning and lyrical dance too. I was awarded the Senior Ballet Award in my final year at CSOD. I also took contemporary classes with DNA youth company and Colchester Sixth Form, and musical theatre/drama at Stagecoach and Colchester Sixth Form.
I trained at London Studio Centre, graduating with a degree in Classical Ballet and Contemporary Dance, while also getting to take classes in a range of other styles. I also trained in inclusive teacher training during my second year with Stopgap Dance Company.
What do you enjoy most about teaching?
I love watching my students develop a love, passion and determination for dance, the same as when I was their age! It's a joy to see their pride and confidence grow as they achieve something new.
Programme cover for Images Ballet tour 2023
What do you hope your students will gain from dancing?
Dancing was a huge source of confidence for me and I hope it will be for my students too.
What is your favourite ballet?
I love ‘Manon’ by Kenneth Macmillan, as well as much of Valentino Zucchetti’s recent work like ‘Trio Pathétique’.
What is your favourite ballet step?
I love turning! Particularly step over turns and à la seconde turns.
What is your most memorable performance?
Definitely being asked to perform for the Capital Ballet, and my first time performing at Sadler’s Wells Theatre last winter. Director Jamie Carter choreographed and rehearsed a new piece for seven dancers in 5 days, and we performed on the Saturday. It was a crazy whirlwind of a week with an amazing cast, and we got to perform the piece again in February 2023 at the Knight’s Move Gala in Birmingham, where I was also invited to perform two solos.
We are so excited to welcome Miss Charis to the ZEBS family, teaching on Monday evenings. Miss Charis is DBS checked, first aid trained and attends regular safeguarding training.
Sleeping Beauty for Mystic Fate UK Spring Ball