Lockdown Sessions: Keep Fit Dance Classes For Filmmakers

Key points:

Keep fit with Online Ballet
Taught by a leading ballerina
Choose between FREE and paid-for classes


At a glance

  • These are live classes
  • Join online using ZOOM
  • Receive a link 30 minutes before each class

Filmmakers need to keep in shape too!

Desiree Ballantyne offers three different keep fit dance classes for filmmakers. All are conducted on ZOOM – and you can decide whether or not you want to leave your camera on!

8:00am Monday Ballet Commute

Get your week off to a dance start!

Warm up at your home barre!
Use a chair or ironing board.
Move slowly and wake up with dance instead of the daily commute
It’s FREE too!

Book Monday Commute Online Here

18:00 UK time Monday and Wednesday

Technique Foundation  plus Pointe Classes
If you are really into ballet, check out these paid-for one hour online classes Prices vary from £4 – £6
Details of Ballet Classes

About Désirée Ballantyne

Born in Toronto, Canada Désirée trained at the Royal Ballet School and English National Ballet School.

She joined English National Ballet in 1999 and was promoted to Soloist in 2007. Désirée danced in all their major classical repertoire including, Lilac Fairy in the Sleeping Beauty, Myrtha in Giselle and Clara in The Nutcracker. At ENB she  worked with choreographer’s including Christopher Hampson, Itzik Gallili, Akram Khan, Russell Maliphant and David Dawson.

In 2016 Désirée joined the Michael Clark Company for the creation of To a simple, rock ‘n’ roll … song. Désirée created the original role and toured internationally as the Principal ballerina with Raymond Gubbay, Strauss Gala Tour.

Désirée’s other roles:

Désirée danced the title role Clara in the groundbreaking multimedia The Nutcracker & I, by Alexandra Dariescu, touring  on 4 continents throughout the 2018 -19 season.

She has also appeared in the feature films The Little Stranger, White Oak, and Olga currently in production.

She choreographed and starred in the dance film Architectural Transformations at the Bauhaus in Dessau. She has also devised movement and performed in live theatre events Byron is Dead – John Murray event, Degas- Royal Academy of Art, working with poet Pelé Cox. In 2019 she co-produced and starred in the UK Arts Council awarded Variations on Cello Suite No. 2 by J.S Bach.

In the 2019-20 season Désirée joined the Badisches Staatsballet Karlsruhe as a Soloist.


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