Our vision is that young people will create the ballet of the future.

Carrie Johnson

As a student Carrie trained with Marilyn Baker and Tring Park gaining Bronze at The Genee International Ballet Competition and Young British Dancer of the Year Competition 2003. She has danced worldwide with Birmingham Royal Ballet, Deutsche Oper am Rhein, Ballett am Rhein (soloist), New Adventures (principal) Phantom of the Opera and the Mconie Company. Most recently she danced in Disney’s Nutcracker & The Four Realms.

She is a graduate of the Professional Dancer’s Teaching Diploma 2015 (Distinction) and currently teaches at The Urdang Academy and London Studio Centre. She is a guest teacher for New Adventures and Yorke Dance Project and has taught at the Royal Academy of Dance’s Singapore, Kuala Lumpar and Battersea Summer Schools. Most recently she taught for the RAD’s prestigious Phyllis Bedell’s Bursary.

In 2019 Carrie was Associate Artistic Director of National Youth Ballet and in previous years has staged Christopher Hampson’s” Carnival” and Drew Mconie’s “Old Man of Lochnagar”. She is fascinated in the psychology of dance and is studying for her Masters in Applied Sport Psychology in order to further her teaching practice and optimise the performance potential and wellbeing of dancers. Carrie is on a placement providing psychological support to sport scholar students at St Mary’s Twickenham and has delivered workshops for London Studio Centre on the topic of Motivation. Carrie also forms part of the injury specialist team ‘Dance Clinic’ based in Birmingham.

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Carrie Johnson
Bouncing Back, Sports Psychologist