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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.

Brigitte Bogomolova-Korten

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 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

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)

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.

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.

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. 

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