Megan trained at GPSD after taking up ballet classes at just 9 years old. She progressed quickly through her grades until finally passing her Royal Academy of Dance Advanced 2 Exam with Distinction. Megan has been an Associate at Central School of Ballet and a Senior Associate at the Royal Ballet School. She was fortunate enough to have also been chosen to attend the Royal Ballet Schools International Summer School at Covent Garden. Megan went on to train full-time at Central School of ballet at age 16, graduating in 2015 with a BA (Hons) in Professional Dance & Performance. During her graduate year at Central Megan took a lead role in Christopher Marnie’s piece, “Scenes from a Wedding” along with dancing in other pieces whilst on tour with Ballet Central. Megan has also worked with Christopher Hampson (Director of Scottish Ballet) Christopher Bruce (Artistic Director of Rambert Dance Company until 2002) and Kit Holder (Birmingham Royal Ballet).Megan joined the teaching team at Georgina Pay School of Dance (GPSD) in September 2015 and has contributed greatly to the student’s learning and joy of dance in this time. Megan has previously been a member of TCYB for its first 4 Seasons and now for this year and the previous two years, was excited to join the team in a different role. Megan has had creative and artistic input with choreography as well as making adaptations in some earlier pieces too. She has been involved in each of the last two seasons and this season right through from auditions to teaching daily ballet class during the rehearsal process as well as being the student’s Rehearsal Mistress. Megan, after a rigorous selection process, was selected to train with the Royal ballet School from September 2018 on the Vocational strand of their Dance Teaching Diploma Course and has now completed and passed her first year there.
I have just graduated from English National Ballet School, London (2016-2019) and am delighted to be teaching at Three Counties Youth Ballet Season 7. I started my dance training locally and was a multiple gold medal winner at the All England Dance National Finals (2009, 2011, 2013 and 2015). I loved latterly training at Georgina Pay School of Dance, where I successfully competed in the RAD East of England Ballet Awards winning the senior ballet section in April 2016 and completed my RAD Advanced 1 and 2 gaining Distinction for both. I was an associate at Central School of Ballet (2012-2016) progressing from prep 1 to pre senior. Following this I completed my training at English National Ballet School, enjoying various performance opportunities and progressing with technique and artistry. I look forwards to entering the professional ballet world. Performance credits include; August 2014, 2015 National Youth Ballet of Great Britain, Sadlers Wells Theatre, London. April 2017, English National Ballet Dance Journeys, Sadlers Wells Theatre, London. July 2017, TCYB Season 5 (Le Sylphide, Love and Duty), Herford Theatre, Hertford. March-May 2018, English National Ballet, My First Swan Lake (Swan, Waltz pas de deux, Neapolitan Dancer) Peacock Theatre, London and National Tour. April 2019, Ivan Putrovs Against the Stream Gala (excerpt from Diana and Acteon), London Coliseum. June 2019, English National Ballet production of Christopher Wheeldon’s Cinderella in the Round, Royal Albert Hall, London.
Also involved with the company is Hertford’s Oliver Freeston who trained with Georgina and then later with both Georgina and Michelle until he was 16. He then went on to train vocationally at Central School of Ballet. During his time there he danced in “2 Step” Created by Shobana Jayasingh for the City of London Festival and performed at St. Paul’s Cathedral for the Olympic hand over.
Oliver’s time at Central culminated with him touring with Ballet Central.
Since graduating from Central School of Ballet with a BA (Hons): Professional Dance and Performance Studies, and his Advanced 2 RAD Ballet with Distinction, Oliver has toured Japan with the State Ballet of Georgia under the direction of Nina Ananiashvili, works include the world premiere of “Siberia to Moscow” directed by Frank Anderson, “Giselle”, “Romeo and Juliet”, “Don Quixote” and works by Jiri Killian.
He has worked with Peter Schaufuss Ballet Company in Denmark and the UK. The works performed on the Danish tour include “Boys from Liverpool” playing the role of George Harrison, Michael Jackson “I’m Bad” and on the English tour, Ashton’s “Romeo And Juliet”
During 2011-2012 Oliver worked with Company C in San Francisco 10th Anniversary, with works by Charles Anderson, Peter Anastos, Patrick Corbin, Twyla Tharp, David Grenke, Val Caniperoli and Gregory Dawson.
Since leaving the USA, he has performed for Garrett + Moulton Productions for their International tour of “Stringwreck” with the Del Sol string quartet and worked once more with Peter Schaufuss Ballet Company on their Danish tour of “Tchaikovsky Trilogy”.
More recently Oliver has been working with Raymond Gubbay Productions on their English tour of “One night in Vienna” Strauss Gala, Directed by Alexandra Worall.
Oliver is involved with TCYB on many levels, from audition process to the choreography of new works and costume creation. More recently Ollie has been working Raymond Gubbery productions, on their English tour of “One Night in Vienna”, English National Ballet’s “Romeo & Juliet” and Really Useful Group on “Phantom of the Opera”. Oliver has been involved with TCYB over the years on many levels, from audition process, to the choreography of new works and costume creation. Oliver is involved with TCYB on many levels, from audition process to the choreography of new works and costume creation.