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.
Natalia graduated from the Moscow Ballet Academy where she studied under M. T. Semyonova and R. S. Struchkova, as well as worked with M. B. Kondratieva and R. K. Karelskaya. For many years Natalia was a Principal of the Bolshoi Ballet performing in Swan Lake, Don Quixote, Sleeping Beauty, Giselle, La Bayadere to name but a few. Later she became Bolshoi Ballet Deputy Director and started teaching master classes in Russia and abroad. Natalia has assisted in choreorgaphing several ballets and has adjudicated at a number of international ballet competitions.
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
Hugo Horlick: Maths, Physics, Biology (AS)
Natasha Berryman: Russian
Claudia Donau: French, German, Spanish
Andrew Gillespie: Art, History of Art
Gordon Miller (MA, BSc, PGCE, FRGS)
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
Hugo Horlick (BSc, PGCE)
obtained a Physics with Science education degree from Imperial College where he
specialised in the communication of science and neurophysics. He then taught
science at the Henrietta Barnet School whilst completing a PGCE with Canterbury
Christchurch. He's had a long history of science and maths tuition before joining
Claudia Donau (MA in Romance Philology)
Claudia graduated from the Ludwig-Maximillian University in Munich, Germany, and has worked as a private tutor of French, Spanish and German in France, Argentina, Mexico and Equador before relocating to London where she has been teaching languages on the one-to-one basis and in language groups to A-Level and pre-U for the Edexel, OCR and AQA exam boards. Currently Claudia divides her time between her teaching at LRBS and at the Goethe-Institut London, as well as working as an independent MFL tutor.
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.