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I'm Lauren Bates​, a professionally trained ballet dancer. Originally from Cardiff, Wales, I graduated in 2019 from the Classical Ballet course at the Northern Ballet School, Manchester.

Prior to my time there, I had the opportunity to train with The Royal Ballet School (Covent Garden), the National Dance Company Wales, and Ballet Cymru.

I teach a range of adult and children's dance classes around the Manchester area, running my own classes, and working freelance with various agencies and organisations (including Nuffield Health).

Due to the current circumstances, I have moved my ballet-based and pilates fitness training classes into an online studio environment, and making them available through low-cost monthly Plans

(for a library of pre-recorded video classes) and through live, online, Zoom Classes.

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Lauren Bates (Harries) - my CV

 

Lauren's passion for dancing started at the age of 3 thanks to her first ballet teacher, Carolyn Jones, formerly a professional ballet dancer with the Royal Ballet, Covent Garden. Lauren then trained at the Shirley and Mandy Morris School of Dance in Cardiff where she had the opportunity to perform in various local shows.

 

During this time, Lauren also had the opportunity to train as an Associate with an array of dance companies including Ballet Cymru, National Dance Company Wales and as an Advanced Associate of the Royal Ballet School at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.

 

At the age of 17 Lauren was offered a fully funded place at Northern Ballet School, Manchester on the Classical Ballet course, where she performed in numerous shows with Manchester City Ballet. This is when Lauren's passion for teaching and for fitness began. During her time at NBS, Lauren gained her ballet teaching qualifications, studied to be a Barre instructor and passed her Advanced 2 exam through the Royal Academy of Dance, the highest level of ballet grading.

 

Lauren loves passing on her knowledge to the next generation and now teaches children and adults in the Manchester area. Her passion for enabling everyone to experience the health and fitness benefits of ballet is what inspires her to teach adult ballet fitness classes.

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