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.
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
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
For his outstanding
achievements in ballet Mr Sidorov was awarded the title of Honoured Artist of
the Russian Federation.
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.
Galina Borissovna Rachmanina comes from a famous ballet
family and is highly regarded throughout Russia. She graduated from the Perm
State Ballet College where she was taught by Professor Kuznetsov and later from
the GITIS Academy under M. T. Semenova. She has worked and danced extensively
at the very top of the Russian classical profession. Galina has an outstanding
knowledge of the repertoire required for a theatre career in the world of Russian and classical ballet. She is widely recognised in Russia as one of the finest teachers and repetiteurs of the female technique.
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.
Brigitte was born in Germany, where she initially received her training. Whilst dancing with the Opera Theatre of Bonn, she began teaching for the school of Tatiana Sakhatova and remained there until the school’s relocation to Berlin. Brigitte went on to study the teaching of classical ballet futher, at the Nesterova Academy of Dance in Moscow. She graduated in 2003.
Upon completion of her teacher training Brigitte joined LRBS. In 2004 she began and developed the children’s programme, which has grown under her dedicated teaching. Brigitte also teaches adult amateur classes.
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
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.
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 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.
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.
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 Mastery’ International
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.
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
Repos Nights’ and
others in the United Kingdom, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Finland, the
Netherlands, Belgium, France, Russia, Japan and America.