M.A., Dip. Ed., F.I.S.T.D., Enrico Cecchetti Diploma
Trained originally with Margaret Hopkins’ renowned studio at Charing Cross, Glasgow, then in her twenties, she encountered the Cecchetti method through Una Wallace. Since then Maureen has taken all the major Cecchetti dancing exams including the prized Enrico Cecchetti Final Diploma. She has also been successful in all the teaching exams, culminating in becoming a Fellow of the Society.
Maureen was an examiner at major level for a number of years and a member of the Cecchetti Committee for 9 years.
Much of Maureen’s stage experience was gained with Asian Artistes with whom she was involved in numerous performances in Britain, Ireland, Malaysia and India.
Live music is the inspiration for all the classes at The Studio.
Fabrice trained at the Paris Opera Ballet School. He danced with the Nantes Opera Ballet and Scottish Ballet where he danced a wide range of soloist and principal roles from the classical and contemporary repertoire.
Fabrice originally taught at the Dance School of Scotland and at the English National Ballet School. In 2013 he joined the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland faculty after spending the past 10 years in Canada as the pedagogical director of the École Supérieure de Ballet du Quebec. He has also worked internationally as a guest teacher in Japan, Australia and France.
He was presented with the Dame Beryl Grey Award in 1998 by the Royal Academy of Dance through gaining the highest mark in the RAD teaching qualification.