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Academy of Balletic Arts Saturday

The Academy of Balletic Arts Saturday is a brand new training programme affiliated with the ABA for the progression of Vocational standard ballet dancers.

Classes are delivered in a highly intensive environment and are based on Emma Northmore’s own version of a Paris Opera style training methodology. This complements current UK training methods in order to help every student excel and meet the demands of the rapidly evolving world of ballet.

ABAS Teachers

Nathalia de Moraes

Lower & Upper Associates


Nathalia Barbara has taught ballet for more than 30 years. She was trained in Brazil where she toured with Ballet Metropolitano de São Paulo and Grupo Uirapuru.

Before relocating to England she has taught in Brazil and Canada. She has taught vocational students at Elmhurst School for Dance, Central School of Ballet and most recently for 11 years at English National Ballet School. She has coached several students for international ballet competitions and has also been on the jury panel for ballet competitions in England, Italy and Brazil.

Nathalia has helped nurture and inspire numerous students, many of whom now work for major ballet companies. For the past decade she has internationally guested for Masterclasses, Workshops, Summer Programmes, private coaching and mentoring regularly for schools and companies. Most recently, as a freelance teacher, she has worked with Astana Ballet, National Opera Bucharest, Sibiu Ballet, New English Ballet Theatre and schools in England, Romania, Brazil and Italy.

ABAS Schedule

Summer 2021

Classes are held approximately twice a month on Saturdays at the Siobhan Davies Studios, Elephant and Castle, London, SE1 6ER.

Saturday 17th April

Saturday 8th May

Saturday 22nd May

Saturday 5th June

Saturday 26th June

Saturday 3rd July

  • Lower Associates

    • Saturday: 12:30 – 14:30

  • Upper Associates

    • Saturday: 14:45 – 17:00

Winter 2021

September 18th

September 25th

October 16th

November 6th

November 27th

December 4th

Siobhan Davies Studios 85 St George's Rd, London SE1 6ER

LOWER: 12:00 - 14:00

UPPER: 14:15 - 16:30

Apply to ABAS

Academy Audition

Applications are open to male and female students. In addition to completing the application form, you will also be required to submit the following photographs:

  • Arabesque en l’air
  • A la seconde en l’air
  • Plie in first position
  • Fourth position on pointe (for girls on pointe aged 12 plus)