May Kwok is the director of Aspire Ballet. Originally from Hong Kong, May trained at the Royal Academy of Dance's BA Ballet Education programme, and also passed the Licentiate of Royal Academy of Dance course. Since then May has also become a qualified teacher in Progressing Ballet Technique (PBT).
May has been a member of Balletomane, a volunteer ballet company, since 2005. She has performed in free, in-house classical ballet performances to venues such as elderly care homes, disabled groups, specialist schools and public libraries.
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Scott Putman is an exceptional teacher and choreographer, based in Richmond, Virginia, USA. He is an Associate Professor in dance and choreography at Virginia Commonwealth University, and is the founder and Artistic Director of Amaranth Contemporary Dance, as well as the creator of the seminal Elemental Body Alignment System©. Scott has taught in the US, China, Italy, Romania and Canada. He is a regular member of the Faculty at Sun King Adult Dance Camps.
Scott has received numerous accolades and awards for his work including the distinguished Theresa Pollack Excellence in the Arts Award and the National Choreography Plan Award for exceptional choreography from RDA, Pacific. He has danced for Mordine and Company Dance Theatre, Demetrius Klein Dance Company, Minnesota Ballet, Ballet Theatre of Chicago, Donald McKayle, David Alan, Douglas Becker, and Geri Houlihan. Scott received his B.A. from Columbia College, Chicago, and M.F.A. from the University of California at Irvine, where he was a Chancellor’s Fellow and William Gillespie Scholar.
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Natalie trained and performed with Orlando City Ballet in Florida, USA. To name a few, she has taught for The Royal Opera House, Central School Of Ballet, Balletomane, and National Youth Ballet of Great Britain. Natalie currently teaches for the Associate Programme at The Royal Ballet School and delivers repertoire workshops for English National Ballet as well as delivering personal ballet coaching and private group tuition. Natalie loves teaching adults in particular because of their enthusiasm and love of all things ballet. Fun fact: Natalie also enjoys playing the violin in her free time!