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Founder of Elite Ballet Project
Lisa Maybank

In September 2019, Lisa had the vision for Elite Ballet Project. We held auditions in March 2020 and selected 36 wonderful students. It was so exciting...........then Covid happened!! Lisa was determined that Elite would still go ahead but did not want to start this amazing new project on Zoom. So, we ended up having our very first session in September 2020 adding in Friday Associate classes at the same time. 

We have managed to keep going through 3 lockdowns (on zoom), have had some absolutely amazing teachers from all over the world, pianists and, of course, your lovely talented children. We are so proud of what we have achieved, this is such a different and exciting program. 

Lisa feels it is now time to hand over the reins to someone younger and with more energy!! She will still continue to be involved and around to make sure the transition runs very smoothly, as well as coming in to see the students, teachers and pianists from time to time. 

Lisa is looking forward to introducing Claire Brazier to everyone before Christmas. 

New Artistic Director of Elite Ballet Project
Claire Brazier

We are thrilled to announce that Claire Brazier will be the new Artistic Director or Elite Ballet Project from January '23. Claire is already Co-Founder and Director with Alan Burkitt of the very successful Premiere Scholars, also at sawmill Studios. 

We are confident that Elite Ballet Project will be in very safe hands and continue to thrive under Claire's Directorship. We wish her every success.

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