Miss Ashleigh Ballentyne -
(NATD, BBO, PBT, Acrobatic Arts, BA (Hons)
Ashleigh started dancing at the young age of 3 and has
always had a huge passion for dance teaching with experience in both privateand educational sectors. Over the years she has performed in various productions and events throughout Worcestershire including Strictly Worcestershire 2015 and supporting Worcester Wolves Basketball and much more.
Throughout her Dance Education, Miss Ashleigh achieved her CGSE and AS/A-Level qualifications in dance along with her RAD Graded and Vocational Ballet Examinations.
In 2020, Miss Ashleigh gained her Degree in Dance and Community Practice BA (hons), focusing specifically on dance technique, dancer’s health/wellbeing and learning and teaching methods. She also was awarded her Level 4 and 5 Diploma in Dance Teaching with the British Ballet Organisation (BBO). She also holds the NATD Contemporary Teaching Diploma, Acrobatic Arts Level 1 and Acrobatic Arts Aerial and Backhand-spring Teaching Certifications.
Miss Ashleigh continues to develop her learning and is currently working towards her Level 4 IDTA Ballet certificate. She continues to further her training in order to create the best possible teaching and learning opportunities for her students. She enjoys teaching every student here at the Academy and all individuals in various educational settings. She enjoys being able to train students dance and performance technique for examinations, shows and performances.
Miss Ashleigh looks forward to helping each and every student reach their full potential during her classes at the Academy.
Dance Teaching Qualifications
British Ballet Organisation (BBO
(BBO) Level 4 Diploma in Dance Teaching
(BBO) Level 5 Diploma in Dance Teaching
International Dance Teachers Association (IDTA)
(IDTA) Level 3 Classical Ballet Teaching
National Association of Teachers of Dancing (NATD)
(NATD) Contemporary Dance Teaching Diploma
(NATD) Gymnastic Dance Diploma
Acrobatic Arts (AA)
(Acrobatic Arts) Module 1 Certified Teacher
(Acrobatic Arts) Aerial and Back handspring
Progressing Ballet Technique (PBT)
(PBT) Junior, Senior and Advanced Programme
Building From the Ground Up
(BGU) Pom and Jazz
University of Worcester
BA(Hons) Dance and Community Practice