Denise Churchward - Physiotherapist
Maryam Pourian - Dance Teacher
Maryam trained at Central School of Ballet London. After graduating she performed professionally all over the world, working with choreographers Christopher Gable, Matthew Bourne, Will Tuckett & Mark Morris to name a few. She has been teaching in Devon since 2008, working alongside her mother Linda at Hartley House Dance Club. Maryam is also the core Classical Ballet teacher for the Southwest’s Centre of Advances Training. This is a government funded scheme for Pre-Vocational dancers. In 2017 Maryam was awarded Dance Today’s ‘Dance Teacher of the Year’, for her work in the community.
I have been following Lisa and The Ballet Blog for years and use many of the programs in my teaching practice. As soon as I saw Lisa was heading to the UK, I booked on! The course was all I expected and more. Lisa and her assistants were so knowledgable and helpful. The course was full of information, support and humour! The exercises/development tools we learnt are now integral to me practice and I use in all levels/classes from my RAD grades, to Pre-Vocational classes to my adults.