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Christie is so patient, kind and always explains things to the children and shows them what to do in a really calm manner. 
 
Carolyn Dewane, parent of pupil and adult beginner dancer 
 

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Christie Bell RAD RTS  

Hello, I’m Christie, principal of Bell Ballet, registered teacher of the Royal Academy of Dance, former professional ballet dancer, wife and mummy of two. 
 
As a former pupil of the school I am passionate about sharing my knowledge and experience of dance with all my students. 
 
At the age of eleven I left Stubbington to take up vocational training at The Royal Ballet School. On completion of the five-year lower school training, I then gained the Christopher Gable scholarship to attend Central School of Ballet in London. It was during my time here that I achieved the highest award from the RAD, Solo Seal, enabling me to enter the prestigious competition, the Adeline Genée award in 2003, in which I was a finalist. 
 
Eight years of vocational training helped me gain a contract with Northern Ballet (previously Northern Ballet Theatre) where I danced many roles including Clara (The Nutcracker), Helena (A Midsummer Night's Dream), Young Cathy (Wuthering Heights) and Suzuki (Madam Butterfly). My passion for teaching was realised when I joined the Professional Dance Experience team delivering workshops and masterclasses to schools across the South whilst training to become a Royal Academy of Dance registered teacher. 
 
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