Ballet and Conditioning
Nicola is a graduate of the teaching program at the Royal Ballet School in London, England. The three-year full time R.B.S. teaching training program covered all aspects of classical dance training including classical ballet technique, pointe work, repertoire, and Royal Academy of Dance and Cecchetti syllabi, character, Spanish dance, music, dance history, and Benish Notation. Nicola graduated top of her class and was awarded the 1998 Dame Ninette de Valois Award for excellence in teaching.
Nicola taught for nine years at the London Studio Centre, a professional performing arts school and held the position of Head of Year to all first and second year students so she worked with each student in creating programs tailored to their individual needs and career choices. At the London Studio Centre, Nicola also had the pleasure of working with Margaret Barbieri, former Principal dancer with the Royal Ballet Company. Nicola assisted Ms Barbieri on her audition tours throughout Europe for her professional company, Images of Dance. Nicola has also worked extensively with leading dance physiotherapists and created rehabilitation programs to return injured dancers back to health.
Since relocating to Vancouver, Nicola has worked at many schools throughout the lower mainland. She has been on the staff at Harbour Dance for the last sixteen years and has been a regular guest teacher for Ballet BC. Nicola has also enjoyed adjudicating for the Prince Albert Festival of Dance.
We are grateful to have Nicola Earl bring her expertise and clear approach to classical technique at Caulfield School of Dance.