Sonoya Mizuno

Born in Japan but raised in England, Sonoya trained at the Royal Ballet School. Upon graduation she joined the Dresden Semperoper Ballet dancing numerous corps de ballet roles. She is currently freelancing, most recently with Ballet Ireland in a new production of Scheherazade.

“I feel without music there would be no dance. For me, music is one of the biggest pleasures in life, so being able to express the music through movement is the true meaning of dance.” – Sonoya Mizuno

Chiaki Korematsu

Chiaki is a graduate of Torigoe Kumiko Ballet Academy in Japan and the Junges Ballett Franken in Germany. She has danced various roles in the Czech Republic and in Japan.

“I love performing. The stage is where I can express myself through beautiful movement; I find it very emotional.” – Chiaki Korematsu

Tiffany Goggin

Tiffany was born in New Zealand. She trained in Australia at the National Theatre Ballet School and while there gained a Diploma in Arts and the Royal Academy of Dance Solo Seal Award. In 2006 she performed in ‘Dance Creation’ at the National Memorial Theatre alongside dancers of the Australian Ballet. Thereafter she worked with the Yarra Cossack Troupe before going on to perform in Switzerland with the Cinevox Junior Company, eventually as a soloist..

“I could give a plethora of reasons for why I love ballet but, ultimately, there is no one answer. It is just so.” – Tiffany Goggin

Jean-François Gabet

Jean-François studied at the Ballet School of the Opéra National de Paris and then the School of the Jeune Ballet de Paris. He has performed with a number of companies including the Opera de Limoges, the Opera d’Angoûleme, the Jeune Ballet de Paris, Prague International Ballet and Paris Opera.

“I really enjoy meeting new people so for me the idea of bringing together all these different dancers, choreographers and artists to create these performances is very exciting.” – Jean François Gabet

Iván Delgado del Río

Iván was born in Seville and in 2006 won a one-year scholarship to attend the London Studio Centre. He then joined English National Ballet School from where he graduated in 2009. He has subsequently performed with English National Ballet, Scottish Ballet, Ballet Carmen Roche (Madrid) and Corella Ballet (Barcelona).

“My family have always supported me and have made real sacrifices so that I could realise my dream of becoming a dancer. I’ve also been supported by school scholarships, something I will always be thankful for and something I hope more people can benefit from in the future.” – Iván Delgado del Río

Georgina Rose Connolly

A native of Reading, she studied at the Royal Ballet School and has performed with The Royal Ballet in Mayerling, The Nutcracker, The Sleeping Beauty, Romeo and Juliet and La Bayadère. She most recently toured with the Vienna Festival Ballet.

“Nobody dedicates their life to a ballet school for the ‘experience’. We all have a goal – to be a successful professional, to make a name for ourselves in the ballet world and to make everyone proud.” – Georgina Rose Connolly

Katya Bourvis

A native of London, Katya is a graduate of English National Ballet School and has performed with English National Ballet. After graduating she danced for a year with the Stuttgart Ballet, performing in works such as Giselle, Song of the Earth, Requiem and Onegin.

“Having beautiful music and a buzz of energy fill the studio each day is incredible. Also, we’re striving for perfection so the feeling of achievement when we finally nail that one move is exhilarating.” – Katya Bourvis

Anita Bradshaw

Born in Surrey, Anita attended Elmhurst School for Dance and has performed in various works including Elite Syncopations, Raymonda and Giselle. She has toured with the Birmingham Royal Ballet on their Sleeping Beauty tour and with Vienna Festival Ballet.

“Ballet can be frustrating, overwhelming and, most of all, it can seem impossible! However, without going through all these feelings in the studio we would not feel the true exhilaration of performing on stage.” – Anita Bradshaw

Eugenia Brezzi

Eugenia studied at the Balletto Di Toscana, the Ecole Supérieure de Danse de Cannes, the John Cranko Schule and the English National Ballet School. Her performance experience includes roles with the National Ballet of Canada, the Cannes Jeune Ballet and the English National Ballet School.

Africa Brau García

Africa was born in Barcelona and performed at the Institut del Teatre, dancing both ballet and contemporary dance. She then attended Rambert School in London where she graduated with a BA (Hons.) degree.

“Dancing is the only time I can be myself and show everyone who I am; I express all that I feel through my body. For me, a step well done is the best present you can have.” – Africa Brau García