42 Clapham Manor Street,
London, SW4 6DZ
Tel.: 020 7498 0498
Staff and teachers
Evgeny Goremykin

Born in Moscow, Evgeny studied at the Bolshoi Ballet Academy directed by Sophia Golovkina and Maxim Martirosian. He graduated in 1977 from the class of Honoured Artists of Russia and the USSR Boris Rachmanin and Natalia Zolotova. Upon graduation Evgeny was accepted into the Bolshoi Ballet Company, under the direction of Yuri Grigorovich. Evgeny’s career in the Bolshoi Ballet lasted over 20 years, during which time he was fortunate enough to work with great Russian teachers such as Raisa Struchkova, Galina Ulanova, Marina Semionova and Boris Akimov. Evgeny performed Principal and Soloist roles in the entire classical repertoire of the theatre and in the productions of Yuri Grigorovich, touring over 60 countries both with the Bolshoi Ballet and as a guest Principal.

Aside from his Career at the Bolshoi, Evgeny graduated with full honours from the Moscow Academy of Theatre and Arts with a diploma of teaching and from the Moscow State University as a journalist and ballet critic. Evgeny has also trained and choreographed for European and international sports champions.

Anatoly Sidorov

Mr Sidorov graduated with honours from the Vaganova Ballet Academy, being taught by such notables as K. V. Shatilov and A. I. Pushkin. He danced for the Mariinski Theatre and became the Principal dancer with the Mikhailovski Theatre and subsequently their Senior Repetiteur. He taught pas-de-deux class at the Vaganova Academy.

For his outstanding achievements in ballet Mr Sidorov was awarded the title of Honoured Artist of the Russian Federation.

Teona Charkviani

Teona comes from an intellectual diplomatic family from Tbilisi. She graduated from the Tbilisi State Choreographic College Named After V. Chabukiani where subsequently she worked as a Character Dance teacher. She became the leading Character dancer in the Tbilisi Opera and Ballet Theatre Named After Z. Paliashvili and simultaneously continued her dance education in the USA at Ann Broudy's Carolina Ballet School as an exchange student studying jazz and modern dance. In 2006 Teona became Manager of the Georgia State Ballet. Early this year she took a decision to come to the UK to teach Character Dance at LRBS.

Anastasia Kazachek

Anastasia graduated from the Vaganova Academy. Students at London Russian Ballet School are priviledged to have this highly qualified and very experienced teacher and choreographer working with them.

Short intensive course is available for those interested by application.

Inga George

Inga graduated from the V. Chabukiani Ballet School with distinction and joined the National State Opera and Ballet Theatre Named After Z. Paliashvili where she began as a soloist and progressed to becoming a prima. She performed in many classical ballets, Swan Lake, Giselle, Sleeping Beauty and Don Quixote amongst them. 

Later in her career Inga taught classical ballet at the V. Chabukiani Ballet School in Tbilisi and was appointed Assistant Artistic Director, working together with T. Vashakidze, the principal dancer and choreographer of the Ballet School.

Inga has come to LRBS to teach vocational girls as well as a new course of pointe class.

Teachers and Tutors of A-Level Subjects

Gordon Miller: Academic Advisor

William Bynoe: Religious Studies, Philosophy, History

Andrew Murray: Maths, Physics

Heather Grant: Biology

Natasha Berryman: Russian

Jules Hess: French, German, Spanish

Andrew Gillespie: Art, History of Art

Eoin McAughey: Physics, Maths, Chemistry

Anthony Hanbury-Williams: English, English Literature

Sergey Basukinsky: Theory and History of Music

Gordon Miller (MA, BSc, PGCE, FRGS)

Gordon recently retired after teaching Physics for 40 years at The Latymer School, Edmonton; The Sir William Herschel Grammar School, Slough (Head of Physics); Charters Comprehensive School, Ascot (Head of Sixth Form); and, for the last 27 years, St Paul’s School, London (Housemaster and Head of Universities and Careers, with special responsibility for science, medicine, dentistry and veterinary science applications). He studied physics at Imperial College, London and gained his MA and PGCE at The London Institute of Education. He has sat on UCL medical interview panels for some years. Gordon has taken many school trips and expeditions during his career, most recently leading St Paul’s expeditions to Everest Base camp in Tibet, trekking in Bhutan and Nepal, and exploring the Ecuadorean Andes, the Amazon Rainforest and the Galapagos Islands.

Dr William Bynoe (PGCE)

William taught philosophy at King’s College London (winning the Graduate Tutor Prize in 2008), UCL and Birkbeck between 2003 and 2012 while also offering private tuition to A level students. During this time he completed a PhD in philosophy and published a couple of academic articles on metaphysics. In 2013 William did a PGCE at the Institute of Education and then joined LRBS. He also works as a private tutor for A level students and philosophy undergraduates.

Andrew Gillespie

Andrew Gillespie studied History of Art at St. John's College, Cambridge, before completing a degree in Fine Art at the Ruskin School, Oxford. He teaches and tutors Art and History of Art alongside his own practice and has recently finished a residency at Eltham College in South East London. 

Jules Hess

BA French and German, Oxford, 1st class, then MA and Mlitt in German. Taught in Munich for a year, then travelled in Spain and Latin America leading to a BA in Spanish and Latin American Studies at Birkbeck, 1st class. I have a PhD in Spanish History of Art still in progress.

Schools taught at: St Paul's School (25 years), Notting Hill and Ealing High School, Wilson's Grammar School. Visiting German teacher at the Harrodian School. Decided formal school environment no longer conducive to my interests and life style, hence am a self-employed tutor for Common Entrance, (I)GCSE, AS, A2, IB and Pre U examinations for all boards in French, German and Spanish. I also tutor university students in French.


Natasha Grigorieva-Berryman

Natasha Grigorieva-Berryman graduated from the Philological Faculty of the State University of St. Petersburg with an MA in Philology and Linguistics/ Teacher of Russian and English as a Foreign Language.

Having taught Russian as a Modern Foreign Language in Russia for fifteen years, for the past decade she has been teaching Russian as a MFL in England. She has taught undergraduate and postgraduate students and businessmen at beginner, intermediate and advanced levels in both Russian and UK universities. She ran the ‘Language Plus’ classes at the London Language Shows, regularly runs the teachers’ seminars and took part in developing course design materials for the Cactus Worldwide Language Training.

Currently Natasha works as a freelance Russian Language Tutor/ Senior Teacher in a number of internationally acknowledged language schools, Russian Language Centre, Latymer School and LRBS.

Andrew Murray

Andrew Murray graduated from Imperial College, London with a BSc in Mathematics, and tutored in the subject while working towards his MPhil in Philosophy at King's College, London. He tutors Maths, Physics and Philosophy in the London area.

Anthony Hanbury-Williams

Anthony studied at Eton College, before reading English at the University of Leeds. After leaving university he worked in investment banking for four years, and he now teaches English and English Literature. He is currently studying for a Masters Degree in Creative Writing, English & Comparative Literature, at Goldsmiths, University of London.

Sergey Basukinsky

Born in Russia, Sergei Basukinsky started playing piano at the age of 6 in his native town Lipetsk.  By the age 12 he became a prizewinner of international competitions which include Tchaikovsky Junior International Piano Competition (1st prize), Safonov Piano Competition (1st prize), ‘A Step to MasteryInternational Piano Competition (1st prize),  Igumnov Competition (3rd prize), Vladimir Krainev International  Competition (special prize).

He studied at the Central Music School, Moscow and later at the Moscow State Conservatoire. In 2009 Sergei moved to London where he completed with distinction a Masters of Music degree at the Royal College of Music with generous support of Associated Board of Royal Schools of Music and the Martin Music Scholarship Fund. During his years as a student, Sergei had lessons with outstanding musicians Olga Potasheva, Naum Schtarkman, Mikhail Pletnev, Gordon Fergus-Thompson, Sergey Dorensky.

The pianist made his debut at the Great Hall of Moscow Conservatoire at the age of 13, where he performed at the Opening Ceremony of the Tchaikovsky International Competition and later same year (1998) he appeared as a soloist with The Russian National Orchestra (Mikhail Pletnev), having played the Grieg Concerto. Other major venues include Salle Gaveau, Paris, NHK Hall, Osaka, Kioi Hall, Tokyo, Kyoto Concert Hall, The Great Hall of Saint Petersburg Philarmony.  Sergei has taken part in festivals such as ‘The New Century of Russian Piano, ‘Japan-Russia Concert Project, ‘Pianos Enghiens, ‘Shostakovich Project, ‘Mon Repos Nightsand others in the United Kingdom, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Finland, the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Russia, Japan and America.

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