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About me: I’m a female composer from the UK who trained in ISTD and Vaganova styles as a young girl. I auditioned for The White Lodge Ballet School at age 11 and was later offered a place at the wonderful Weguelin Russian Ballet School in Tunbridge Wells following a Summer School visit (although circumstances meant that I was sadly unable to attend).
As a young girl I always dreamed of putting on a white tutu, satin pink shoes and dancing to classical music, so was shocked to find that lessons required a black leotard, black leather shoes and we danced to piano music! Back at home I would put Tchaikovsky, Delibes and Prokofiev albums on the record player and leap off the furniture, so as I became more involved in music composition and production, it became my dream to create some beautiful orchestral pieces that could be used in a classroom setting and for personal practise.
I actually started out creating Ballet Music 25 years ago under the name Dancers Domain but it got put to one side when I signed a record deal and needed to focus more on songwriting rather than composing. In the future I have plans to release much more ballet music plus to score a short ballet, which is already underway!
As someone who loves ballet and music equally, I really hope to see some of you performing to these pieces and would very much welcome you tagging your videos with #balletclassmusic + @MusicForBallet (Twitter, Facebook) / balletmusicUK (Instagram)