Hampstead Ballet School was founded in 2003
by Anastassia Uspenskaya, MA, RAB, VAS, and Andrey Alekseyev, PhD, VAS (on photos above).
Anastassia - qualified teacher, choreographer and former ballet dancer. She completed a full course of the Methodology of Teaching Classical Ballet with leading specialists from the Vaganova Academy and Kirov Theatre such as Gabriella Komleva (former prima ballerina of Kirov Theatre, People’s artist of Russia), Nikita Dolgushin (People’s artist of Russia), German Zamuel (principal dancer and choreographer of the Maliy Theatre of Opera and Ballet, St. Petersburg, professor of choreography at the All Union College of Arts and Culture, St. Petersburg, former Royal Ballet School senior teacher), Tatiana Borovikova (Honoured Artist of Russia, Vaganova Academy professor and prima ballerina), Ludmila Kamilova (Honoured artist of Russia) among others. Anastassia completed her MA degree in St.Petersburg State Conservatory and danced in USA (NYC) and Russia (St.Petersburg). She began teaching in 1996 while still performing.
Andrey - choreographer, former dancer and artist. He took his first lessons of classical ballet with Natalia Dudinskaya, (People‘s artist of the USSR, prima ballerina of the Kirov Theatre and professor of Vaganova Academy).
Having been educated and trained in Russia, USA and UK we staged several full act ballets and dance pieces for professional concerts and festivals in St.Petersburg and London.
Some of our students are already participating in professional productions (San Francisco Ballet) or continuing their training at prestigious schools and universities (Royal Ballet School, Arts Educational School, Elmhurst School, Tring, Middlesex University, Choreography dept, Madrid Conservatory of Dance).
In our educational practices we try not to lean away from new trends. That is why while meeting all the customary requirements our classes have their own distinctive features.
We aim to make them enjoyable and inspiring for all, children and adults, while giving the best possible foundation for those who may consider Ballet and Dance as a future career.