Danceworks is proud to present outstanding Classical Ballet Masterclasses with Sergei Polunin, Nathalie Harrison, Melissa Hamilton & Ivan Putrov.

July 18th/20th/24th/27th.

£15/£22 per class, book below or at reception on 020 7629 6183

£12/£17 per class for DW full members, bookable by phone or at reception only.
(all online bookings are subject to a £2 booking fee) Intermediate/Advanced level
SERGEI POLUNIN

Former Royal Ballet Principal

Tuesday 18th July | 1pm-2.30pm | £22 | Age: 16+
Often called the greatest dancer of his generation, in June 2010, Ukrainian Sergei Polunin became The Royal Ballet’s youngest ever principal.  A formidable and electrifying talent, Sergei shocked the traditional ballet world when he resigned from the Company in January 2012. He has since returned as a Guest Artist and is now a freelance dancer linked with many major ballet companies worldwide. His recently launched Project Polunin is taking ballet to a new level outside of the conventional norms. Sergei trained at a gymnastics academy from the age of four to eight, before moving onto the Kyiv State Choreographic Institute and joining the British Royal Ballet School at 13, winning numerous awards and medals. Sergei was filmed by David LaChapelle in a video to Hoosiers anthem Take Me To Church which has over 20 million YouTube views, bringing ballet to an entirely new audience. Sergei is the subject of a 2017 documentary Dancer, “an unprecedented look into the life of a complex young man who has made ballet go viral. Urban rebel, iconoclast, airborne angel, Sergei is transforming the shape of ballet as we know it”. (BBC). Don’t miss this rare opportunity to take class with this huge talent.

Limited availability, booked on a first-come-first-served basis. We regret that Danceworks cannot make any refunds. Please ensure you can make the date before committing to this masterclass

NATHALIE HARRISON

First Artist of The Royal Ballet

Thursday 20th July | 1pm-2.30pm | £15 | Age: 16+

Born in London,  Nathalie Harrison joined The Royal Ballet School as a Junior Associate. Harrison’s repertory with the Company includes Lady Capulet (Romeo and Juliet), Dulcinea (Don Quixote), Bathilde (Giselle), pas de deux (Agon), Winter Fairy (Cinderella), red girl (Les Patineurs) and roles in Swan Lake, La Bayadère, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Elite Syncopations, The Nutcracker, Giselle, Romeo and Juliet, Manon, Mayerling and The Age of Anxiety. She is a First Artist of The Royal Ballet. She trained at The Royal Ballet School and joined the Company in 2003, promoted to First Artist in 2009. She has created several roles for the Company, including in Sensorium and ‘Diana and Actaeon’ (Metamorphosis: Titian 2012), and in 2013 completed a course in Ballet Education Practice at the Royal Opera House As a choreographer Harrison has created a piece for The Royal Ballet’s Draft Works. Away from the Company her work includes appearing in Nicholas Hytner’s 2012 production of Timon of Athens at the National Theatre and providing dance demonstrations for Darcey Bussell’s Ballerina Heroines on BBC2.


Limited availability, booked on a first-come-first-served basis. We regret that Danceworks cannot make any refunds. Please ensure you can make the date before committing to this masterclass.
MELISSA HAMILTON

First Soloist of The Royal Ballet, Allianz Arts and Cultural Brand Ambassador for Northern Ireland

Monday 24th July | 11:30-13.00pm | £15 | Age: 14+

Melissa Hamilton is a First Soloist of The Royal Ballet. She was born in Belfast and grew up in Dromore, County Down. She joined the Company in 2007 as an Artist. Her roles with The Royal Ballet include Manon, Juliet, Mary Vetsera (Mayerling), Raven Girl, the Sugar Plum Fairy (The Nutcracker), Queen of the Dryads (Don Quixote), Olga (Onegin), the Lilac Fairy and Princess Florine (The Sleeping Beauty), Terpsichore (Apollo) and roles in Afternoon of a Faun, Symphonic Variations, ‘Rubies’ (Jewels), Fool’s Paradise, Requiem, Tryst, Las hermanas, Agon, The Four Temperaments, Gloria, DGV: Danse à grande vitesse, Serenade, The Concert and Song of the Earth.She created a role in Wayne McGregor’s Infra in 2008 and has since created several roles for McGregor, including in Woolf Works, Limen, Carbon Life and Acis and Galatea.In 2015/16 and 2016/17 seasons Hamilton took a leave of absence from the Royal Ballet to guest as a Principal with Semperoper Ballet.  Her role debuts in this time include Odette/Odile (Swan Lake) , Nikiya (La Bayadere) , Aurora (Sleeping Beauty) Cinderella (Stijn Celis) and she created the role of Juanita in Aaron Watkin’s premiere of Don Quixote 2016.In 2013 she became an Allianz Arts and Cultural Brand Ambassador for Northern Ireland. 

Limited availability, booked on a first-come-first-served basis. We regret that Danceworks cannot make any refunds. Please ensure you can make the date before committing to this masterclass.

IVAN PUTROV

Former Principal Dancer Royal Ballet, Men in Motion Director

Thursday 27th July | 1pm-2.30pm | £15 | Age: 18+

Principal Dancer and Choregrapher, Ivan Putrov was born in Kyiv, Ukraine to a ballet family. He trained at The Kyiv State Choreographic Institute and at The Royal Ballet School. Upon graduation Sir Anthony Dowell invited him to join the Company, where he became a Principal after three seasons. His repertory includes Principal roles in all the classics and ballets by MacMillan, Ashton, Balanchine, Fokine, Tetley, Cranko, Bournonville, Robbins and many more. International appearances include leading roles with National Ballet Companies of Hungary, Ukraine, Lithuania, England, Mexico, Georgia, ViennaStaatsoper and with The Royal Ballet in many of the world’s most renowned theatres. Awards include Premier Prix at the Prix de Lausanne, Gold medal at the Serge Lifar International Ballet Competition, Gold Medal at the Nijinsky Festival, Critics’ Circle National Dance Award, Medal for Work and Achievement from the President of Ukraine and has been made an Honorary Artist of Ukraine. Ivan created the successful company Men in Motion.


Limited availability, booked on a first-come-first-served basis. We regret that Danceworks cannot make any refunds. Please ensure you can make the date before committing to this masterclass.