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About Ann Louise Wall BAPP(Dance) S.N.H.S Dip (Sports Psychology and dynamics)

Ann trained to Advanced level with Richard Slaughter in the Cechetti Method, on The Royal Ballet School Associate Programme and at English National Ballet School. Whilst at school she had the opportunity to perform in the My First Ballet Series: Swan Lake at The Peacock Theatre London and on tour in Manchester and Woking, performing the roles of Big Swans and The Queen. Ann’s most notable school performances include dancing at The Royal Opera House in A Spring Celebration gala, dancing a soloist role in the ballet Raymonda at The New Wimbledon Theatre and appearing in Le Corsaire with English National Ballet. She was also a teaching assistant for the English National Ballet school’s Saturday classes for children.

Ann also holds a First class BA Hons Degree in Professional Practice in Arts (Dance) from Middlesex University.

 Ann has danced professionally with Ballet Cymru where she performed at The Sadler’s Wells Theatre and The Wales Millennium Centre Cardiff alongside The National Orchestra of Wales.  Whilst with the company, she had the opportunity to dance the roles of Lady Capulet in Romeo and Juliet and Helena in A Midsummer Night’s Dream.  She also taught on the company’s associate programme and school workshops.

Ann has a passion for ensuring everyone has access to ballet performances and classes and is part of North Wales based ‘Ballet Pod’s’ Initiative to bring ballet to unlikely places. She has performed in care homes, bookshops, play groups and dance schools both in the local communities of North Wales as well as further afield in Shropshire and London and 2018 performed at The Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod. She also danced in The Nutcracker with Brecon Festival Ballet in 2019.

 

Ann is currently a Principal dancer and teacher for English Youth Ballet and has been working with them since 2020. She has danced roles including Aurora (Sleeping Beauty and Odette (Swan Lake).

Ann has also worked on a number of interesting projects with Director and Choreographer Sally Marie from Sweetshop Revolutions.

Ann is also a teacher at a number of London ballet schools and

 also runs her own private coaching and repertoire classes online.

Ann is also a qualified Colour Therapist, She is a qualified First Aider and Psychological First Aider. She holds a Diploma with Distinction in Child Development and Psychology. She also Holds a diploma with Distinction in Sports Psychology and Dynamics from The School of Natural Health Sciences. She has just completed an MA Professional practice in Dance (Health and Wellbeing) from Middlesex University and a fellowship 'Climarts'  an organisation inspiring artists to create work to raise awareness of climate change.

Height: 5"8 3/4

Eye Color: Brown

Hair Color: Brown

Location: London, Travels anywhere in the UK!

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​ Full Resume/ CV

Ann Louise Wall

 

Personal Details

Nationality: British

Equity Member

Enhanced DBS Checked

Insured through People Dancing for teaching and freelance performance

 

​Email: Annwall606@gmail.com

Personal Dancer Statement

I am a dedicated dancer who is willing to work hard. It is very important to me to really get inside the roles that I perform, I always strive to touch audiences, and it is my mission to give them something that they can take away and always remember.

Personal Teacher Statement

I take great care preparing my classes and it brings me great joy to teach. I strive to create a nurturing and positive learning environment. With younger children I use a very creative approach to helping them understand the technique and artistry of ballet.

Key Skills

Dedicated, creative, hard working, good working with children, disciplined, positive, good team member, always willing to learn and help.

Performance Experience

​2020-Current (2023 season): Principal Dancer with English Youth Ballet. Roles Include: Odette in Swan Lake, Aurora, Lilac Fairy and Princess Florine in Sleeping Beauty, Dawn Solo in Coppelia and Spirit Mother in Cinderella, Myrtha and peasant pas de deux in Giselle, Clara’s Mother and Lead flower in The Nutcracker.Venues included: Aylesbury Waterside Theatre, Darlington Hippodrome, New Theatre Cardiff, Regent Theatre Stoke on Trent, Churchill Theatre Bromley, Nottingham Theatre Royal.

Bromley gala 2022 with Royal Ballet dancers Claire Calvert and Nicol Edmonds: Repertoire included: Chopin Variations, Porgy and Bess, Aurora's Wedding Act 3 (dancing the title role). Churchill Theatre Bromley.

2020-2021 season: Teaching and dancing in the Bromley (August 2020) and Torquay (October-November 2020) Tchaikovsky Gala courses. Performing Aurora Act 3 Variation from The Sleeping Beauty for filmed performance during the Covid 19 Pandemic. 

December 2021: A December Evening with The Ballet Pod. Repertoire included Swan Lake pas de deux, The Swan, Baroque ballet, Pavlova Gavotte, Sugar Plum Fairy variation as well as new choreographies created in collaboration with other dancers. Other duties included creation of programmes, publicity circulating, creating running order, organisation and collating of costumes and headdresses, teaching class to the company and organising sound cues.

December 2019-December 2021: Appearances for dance schools and pre schools across London as well as on zoom during lockdowns as different ballet characters including: Sugar Plum Fairy from The Nutcracker, Odette from Swan Lake, Swanhilda from Coppelia, Lilac Fairy from Sleeping Beauty.

​February 2020: Ballet Pod bookshop performance of Swan Lake with window display, performance and workshop for children.

December 2019: Brecon Festival Ballet: The Nutcracker (Snowflakes, Waltz of The Flowers, cover for Arabian Dance)

2016 – 2019: Ballet Cymru (Ballet Wales) dancing the soloist roles of Lady Capulet in Romeo and Juliet and Helena in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Also danced in the UK tour of Little Red Riding hood, venues included Sadler's Wells Theatre and WMC Cardiff alongside the National Orchestra of Wales.

March 2019: Made in Wales performance with Ballet Cymru. Repertoire included soloist role in Jack Philp’s EXSITU.

​Feb 2019: Performed excerpt from Jack Philp’s choreography EXSITU for The Welsh Business Awards at Cardiff City Hall. Hosted Gethin Jones (national TV presenter).

​July 2018: Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod Ballet Pod performances. Repertoire included: The Little Mermaid solo, Pas de deux from Lyra’s Dream, Baroque Ballet, Cinderella and the dancing Master (ugly sister) and a series of Gershwin pieces.

August 2016: Reconstruction of Pavlova's The Swan (Slaughter after Petipa) at The National Association of Teachers of Dancing Congress dinner dance, along side international stars from Strictly Come Dancing

July 2016: The Soloist Couple and Waltz Variation from Raymonda (Nureyev), Arctic (Jose Agudo) and Shaker Loops (George Williamson) English National Ballet School Summer show and New Wimbledon Theatre

 

January 2016: Le Corsaire (Holmes after Petipa and Sergeyev), English National Ballet at The London Coliseum, London

 

August 2015: Danced the lead role of Giselle for the Giselle from Scratch production (after Perrot and Coralli) at The Regent Centre Theatre in Christchurch Dorset.

 

Spring tour 2015: My First Ballet: Swan Lake (Williamson) English National Ballet in association with English National Ballet School, at New Wimbledon Theatre and Peacock Theatre, London. The Palace Theatre, Manchester and The New Victoria Theatre, Woking. Performing the role of the Queen, Big Swans and Princesses.

 

07/03/15: Mozart Allegro (Paroni) in Spring Celebration at The Linbury Studio Theatre at The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London

 

October 2014: Lise from La Fille mal gardee (Slaughter after Ashton) with The Ballet Pod as part of the Berwick Ballet Initiative at The Maltings Theatre Berwick

July 2014: Nutcracker pas de deux and Sugar Plum fairy variation from The Nutcracker with The Ballet Pod as part of the Berwick Ballet Initiative schools programme.

 

 

Teaching Experience

Current: Teacher for English Youth Ballet

Current: Teacher at Acton Ballet School: Grade 3, 4, 6, pre pointe, repertoire for summer school RAD

2019-2021: Teacher at Richmond Academy of Dance: Nursery Ballet, preliminary, Grade 3, Grade 6/7, Intermediate. NATD

Spring 2022: Host of Lecture demonstrations across 4 primary schools and 1 secondary school in Bromley with English Youth Ballet.

2019-2021: Teacher and assistant at Inspire Dance and Ballet, London RAD

2019-2021: Teaching assistant and cover teacher at Vacani School of Dance, London. Cecchetti method.

2019-2020: Teaching assistant at Canada Waters School of Dance, London. Cecchetti method.

2019: Guest teacher on Ballet Cymru Associate programme

2019: Guest teacher of ballet for The Welsh Rhythmic Gymnastics Team Cardiff

2018-2019: Guest teacher at Richmond Academy of Dance and Drama

2018-2019: Teaching assistant on Ballet Cymru Inclusive Dance classes

2018-2019: Private Coaching

2017-2018: Teaching on Ballet Pod workshops in play groups and bookshops.

09/15 - 12/15 Teaching Assistant on the ENBS Juniors programme at English National Ballet School

07/ 14 Assistant teacher and dancer in workshop for 6 different schools as part of The Berwick Ballet Initiative

09/12 - 09/13 Assistant teacher on Ballet Pod Associates programme

2010 - 2014 Assistant teacher to a number of Ballet Pod workshops

Film Experience

​May 2021: #Hopeunchained for Aprajita The Resilient Artist. A collaboration with Kathak dancer Anuradha Chaturvi Seth, produced by Madhuriya Art House and presented by The Nerhu Centre London via live streaming on both YouTube and Face book. The recording can be seen here at 18 mins. Aprajita The Resilient Artist

April 2021: Film of English Youth Ballet's Giselle in Aylesbury, dancing the roles of Myrtha and Peasant Pas de deux.

2020: Film 'Squashed' with Sally Marie Director of Sweet Shop Revolutions, commissioned by Sussex Dance Network

September 2019: Dancer for film promoting the importance of Vitamin D in dancers and athletes with Nicky Keay, Sunvit-D3 and 4Media Group inc.

2019: Ballet dancer in Bollywood Film Street Dancer 3d, directed by Remo D’Souza coming to cinemas November 2019.

2019: Film extra for Bollywood music video starring Dytto.

Artist Collaborations

2020-2021: Collaborations with artist Carl Chapple. Various online choreographic projects with Joseph Isaac Powell-Main and Emma Slater which culminated in a series of painting which can be viewed on my website via the link above. Titles of pieces from which art was created include Grow and Concurrent.

Management and administration work

2023: Guest speaker for talk on dancers mental health ‘Brave faces in dark place: Discovering your inner spark,’ at MOVE IT with Counselling For Dancers.

2020-current: Ballet Pod assistant company manager, wardrobe coordinator.

Current: Board member/Trustee of STEPPS (Support, Training, Education, Performance, Psychotherapy, Solutions) a special Interest Group supporting the mental health of dancers founded by Terry Hyde.

2021: Writing of Book reviews for Terry Hyde from Counselling for dancers

2021: Writing of newsletters for Stephanie Potreck from Ausdancers Overseas

2021: Guest speaking regarding dancer’s health on Ausdancers overseas online course

 

Training

09/13 – 07/16: English National Ballet School, Level 6 Diploma in Professional Dance

Key Teachers

Samira Saidi (director of Dance)

Nathalia Barbara

Larissa Bamber

Ivan Dinev

Alen Bottaini

2007 - 2013 Trained privately in the Cecchetti method with Richard Slaughter

2012 - 2013 Ballet Cymru Associate Programme

2007 – 2012 Royal Ballet School Mid and Senior Associate Programme

​Awards

English National Ballet School Dissertation Prize 3rd year. 1st and 3rd Year Progress prizes, 1st and 2nd year portfolio awards.

Recipient of the Stanley Hawkins Bursary for Ballet Cymru Riverfront Summer Dance, awarded by The London Ballet Circle 2015

Recipient of The Royal Ballet School Summer School Scholarship at The Young British Dancer of The Year Award 2012

Academic Qualifications

​2024: MA Professional Practice in Dance (Health and Wellbeing) with Distinction from Middlesex University

2024: Safe Guarding for Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing in Education NSPCC

2024: Picture the Change Fellowship with Climarts

2018: First Class BA Hons Degree in Professional Practice in Arts (Dance) from Middlesex University. The focus of my degree was an extensive study of the work of Anna Pavlova and a performance of reconstructions of her solos.

2022: Youth Mental Health first Aider training with MHFA England.

​2022: Protecting Children in Entertainment Certificate from NSPCC Learning

2021: Certificate in Inclusive dance Instruction from Paradance UK, passed with Distinction

2021: Diploma in Sports Psychology and Dynamics from The School of Natural Health Sciences. Passed with Distinction

2020: Diploma in Child Psychology and Development passed with Distinction

2020 - Certificate in Psychological First Aid for Children and Young People, Future Learn

2020 - Certificate in First Aid, Siren Training

2020– Colour Therapy Level 3 from British School of Yoga, Distinction

2015 - Benesh Movement Notation: Score Reading for Dancers, passed with Honours

2013 – Level 3 Diploma English Literature Oxford College with Distinction

2012 – Level 2 BTEC Award in Nutrition awareness for Sport and Exercise

2011 – GCSE English passed with A*

2010 – Diploma in Art History from The London Art College, passed with Merit

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