Hi, I’m Christie, principal of Bell Ballet, registered teacher of the Royal Academy of Dance, former professional ballet dancer with Northern Ballet, wife and mummy of two.

After leaving home at the age of eleven to follow my dreams of becoming a real-life ballerina and train at the Royal Ballet School, I have come full-circle, now running the school that taught me my first demi pliƩ at just three years of age.

I’ve experienced the joys and sorrows of striving for success in the tough world of classical ballet, with tears of disappointment and frustration but also elation and laughter along the way.

Now I want to share my passion, enthusiasm and anecdotes not just with my pupils but with you, my lovely readers!