The professional classes are mainly for dancers of advanced or professional level. These classes are geared to help dancers maintain and further their technique, strengthen the core centre, work on their musicality and speed while at the same time investigating and exploring deeper the level of their artistry.
Raymond has worked in Classical Ballet, Musical Theatre and Television as a dancer, actor, choreographer and teacher. As a classical ballet dancer, he danced with the National Ballet in Portugal in Romeo and Juliet, The Nutcracker, The Rite of Spring, Graduation Ball, Raymonda, Napoli, La Sylphide, Carmina Burana and There is a Time.
Musical Theatre credits include lead dancer in Kiss Me Kate (Royal Shakespeare Company), 1st cover The Interpreter in The King And I (London Palladium), Luke in Anything Goes (Royal National Theatre and Theatre Royal, London), The Assistant Commissar and Club Owner in Miss Saigon (Stuttgart, Germany), Mr. Mistofelees in Cats (Hamburg, Zurich and European Tour).
TV credits include series of Tatort and Zorc (both for German Television).
Choreographies include Auf Wiedersehen Pet (BBC1); Variations on a theme of Paganinni (National Ballet of Portugal); Brandenburg Suite (1st prize, National Portuguese Choreographic competition); Das Wieganlied, fur Dmitri (Hong Kong Ballet and Sommer Tanz Fest, Bern, Switzerland); Unexpected Song, Will You be My Messiah (Stuttgart, Germany); Romeo and Juliet (Staatsstheater Karlsruhe, Germany); Songs Without Words; Fantasy in G (Atelier at the Music Room, London); Taniec (Linbury Theatre, Royal Opera House, London); La Syphide (Slovenian National Ballet School, Maribor); Corellation (Tapas Dance‚ Äì Atelier at the Music Room, London).
Raymond has guest taught for numerous dance companies including Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures (Swan Lake, Highland Fling, Edward Scissorhands); Ballet Black (UK); Richard Aston Dance Company (UK); Hong Kong Ballet; Marvin Khoo Dance Company (UK); Ballett de Badisches Staatstheatre Karlsruhe (Germany); Ballett de Niedersachsische Staatstheatre Hannover (Germany); National Ballet of Portugal; Singapore Dance Theatre; English NationalBallet (UK); Rambert Dance Company (UK); National Ballet of Slovenia and Maribor. UK); Rambert Dance Company (UK); National Ballet of Slovenia and Maribor.
Raymond Chai currently freelances as a choreographer and ballet teacher. Private tuition and coaching are available on request.
||Minimum age: 14
Monday & Tuesday
£8 Studio 10