Leaner and elongated limbs
Stronger core stability
Artistry and confidence
Everybody Ballet was founded by Isabel McMeekan, a former ballerina with The Royal Ballet. McMeekan has developed a set of classes that takes the best aspects of classical ballet and makes it accessible for everyone. Our classes are friendly, unintimidating, holistic and fun. Here at EB, you will learn the basic exercises, stretches and techniques of classical ballet. We can help you look better, feel better, and develop a greater awareness of this beautiful art form.
McMeekan is the first person to make the ‘Everybody Ballet’ methodology available throughout London and Monaco. She has strong, enduring relationships with leading ballet companies and vocational schools worldwide.
A ballerina with a record of high achievement in the art form, McMeekan trained at Elmhurst and The Royal Ballet School. Her career saw her dance as First Soloist with The Birmingham Royal Ballet and The Royal Ballet. McMeekan has gained The Royal Ballet professional dancer’s teaching diploma. She is currently a Trustee of Amber's fund for The Royal Ballet.
Born in Brazil, she trained in Rio De Janeiro and won a scholarship to the Vaganova Ballet Academy in St Petersburg, Russia. After becoming a Prix de Lausanne Apprentice scholarship winner (2003), she joined The Royal Ballet, becoming a member of the company in September 2004. Her warmth, kindness and strong professional experience will provide you with a greater insight and knowledge to this beautiful art form.
Parker Bowles is a journalist. She has written about arts and fashion for magazines and newspapers and is currently Associate Editor at Harper's Bazaar. Her involvement with Everybody Ballet began as a pupil. Inspired by EB's mission to bring classical ballet techniques to a wider audience, she is currently acting as a consultant, overseeing all editorial strategy including our brand new magazine "Talking Ballet"
Everybody Ballet classes are divided into three parts: 20 minutes stretching and strengthening exercises, 20 minutes barre work and 20 minutes centre practise.
For anyone and everyone, no previous training necessary. The beginner's class will give you a clear understanding of the basic techniques and postures fundamental to classical ballet.
The intermediate class follows the same Everybody Ballet formula, but works at a faster pace and encourages you to try more advanced movements.
A unique class specifically created for 60 year olds and over, involving gentle stretching, core work, barre work and centre practise.
Please wear whatever you are comfortable in – most of our regulars wear some kind of leggings, easy t-shirts/sweats and socks. We can give you advice on which ballet shoes are most suitable for our classes. Please bring water and a mat or towel. Tutus optional....
Due to popular demand we are now holding additional group classes in the holidays to keep you on your toes.
To book any class or course please bring cash or cheques made payable to 'Everybody Ballet', payments must be made before the class starts.
This west-London studio is owned by former principal ballerina and Governor of The Royal Ballet, Monica Zamora. Private and duet classes focus on you entirely, your needs and goals.
Expect to see a speedy improvement in your overall body strength and shape. An hour’s private is £75 per hour, a duet class is £45 per person per hour.
We have had the privilege of coaching a number of girls and boys of all ages and we have had some outstanding results. Pupils have been accepted into White Lodge, Junior and Mid associates at The Royal Ballet school and many national and international summer schools. Our teaching qualifications,
combined with our extensive knowledge and first-hand professional experience, ensure that our coaching is of the highest standard. We can focus on whatever is required: including technique, pointe-work and repertoire, An hour’s private is £75 and a duet class is £45 p/person, p/hour.