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Bronwen Patching

Principal Director

LISTD (Licentiate Status with the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance)
ARAD (RAD Registered Teacher)

Qualified Progressive Ballet Technique Tutor

10-time consecutive winner Dancing Times Cup 2010-2019

Dance School of the Year Winner

Outstanding Classical Ballet Achievement Award Winner 2021


I started Adagio School of Dance from my garage in 1998 with 4 students and now teach from my own state of the art facilities in Hutton with 5 studios and considerably more students.


My dance journey started when I was 3 under Miss Hilary Dickinson and continued through The Hammond and Ballet Rambert School’s before accepting professional contracts firstly with Northern Ballet and subsequently Dutch National Ballet.


I had many renowned teachers who influenced me in my dance development including Svetlana Berisova, Sara Neil, Walter Trevor, Dame Alicia Markova, Dame Beryl Grey, Barbara Fewster, Julia Farron, Brenda Last, Christopher Gable, Lynn Seymour, Alfreda Thorogood, Nanette Glushak and Frank Freeman.


I also worked with many choreographers in both the classical and west end forums Gillian Lynne, Willian Forsythe, Anthony Van Laast, Arlene Phillips, Gary Lloyd, Massimo Moricone and Jean-Christophe Maillot.


My vision for the students at Adagio is to help them reach their full potential in the world of dance passing on the knowledge I have gained through all the legends of dance I have had the privilege to work with but most importantly of all I want them to enjoy their time at the school.


The Adagio brand has now expanded to include:


The Adagio College of Performing Arts offering a BTEC for 16-19 years old and DDE Teacher training launched in 2021 and is now accepting auditions for the next year commencing in September 2022.


More exciting announcements to make in 2022


Anthony Van Laast

James Wilkie

Patrons of Adagio

Adagio teaching team


Guest teachers

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