Junior School

The Ballet School is based in Shepherd’s Bush, West London.

We currently run classes for three to eighteen year old children & offer non-syllabus and Royal Academy of Dance Syllabus Examination classes. Classes are taught by Cassa Pancho MBE FRSA (Ballet Black Artistic Director), Reena Bhattacharjee BA (Hons) RAD RTS, Léa Hamilton BSc MSc CBTS RAD RTS & Cira Robinson (Ballet Black Senior Artist).


09:00 – 09:30 Baby ballet
09:30 – 10:15 Pre-Primary
10:15 – 11:00 Primary
11:00 – 11:45 Grade 1
11:45 – 12:40 Grade 2
12:40 – 13:35 Grade 3
13:35 – 14:30 Grade 4
16:30 – 17:30 Grade 4
17:30 – 18:30 Grade 5
18:30 – 19:45 Intermediate Foundation
19:45 – 21:00 Inter/Advanced
16:30 – 17:10 Grade 1
17:10 – 18:05 Grade 2
18:05 – 19:00 Grade 3
19:00 – 20:00 Grade 5/Open Level
20:00 – 21:00 Grade 6


We charge by the term in advance. Classes start at £6 for baby class, £7 pre-primary to grade 2, £8 grade 3 to inter. foundation, £10 for adv. foundation/general class.
We also sell required Ballet School uniform and RAD examination wear.


St. Stephen’s Church Hall
Coverdale Road
London W12 8JJ

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Public Transport

Nearest tube: Shepherd’s Bush Market (Hammersmith & City Line)
Nearest bus: 283, 207 & 260
Street parking only

Ballet Black Junior School Ballerina
Ballet Black Junior School Ballerina


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Cassa Pancho MBE FRSA
Artistic Director, Ballet Black, LRAD, Royal Academy of Dance
Cira Robinson
Ballet Black Senior Artist
Reena Bhattacharjee

Reena Bhattacharjee BA (Hons), RAD RTS, ISTD DDE
Reena trained locally in Ealing during her childhood, taking regular lessons in ballet, tap, modern and national dance. After finishing school and spending a couple of years travelling the world, she decided to attend the Royal Academy of Dance to complete her teacher training, and graduated with a BA (Hons) in Ballet Education, with Registered Teacher Status. After qualifying, she began working as a freelance performer – including dancing in the London 2012 Olympics Closing Ceremony as part of Darcey Bussell’s corps de ballet. She also started teaching on a freelance basis while continuing her studies with the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing, completing both the Diploma in Dance Instruction and Diploma in Dance Education. As well as teaching for Ballet Black, Reena runs her own school, and works as a teacher for the RAD headquarters in London. Since 2015, Reena has also assisted the RAD in the training of new teachers, by having students come on placement and practice teaching under her guidance.

Léa Hamilton
Léa is Franco-British and spent her early years in France where she studied ballet and tap from a young age. She moved to London and began studying at the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD). She has studied the RAD ballet syllabus at all levels, both Graded and Vocational, and also took up jazz and contemporary dancing as well as cheerleading. After studying for a degree in Psychology at Durham University, she then completed an MSc in Sports Psychology where she specialised in the coaching of classical ballet dancers and the psychology of performance. During this time, she also worked with a company of university ballet dancers, as a choreographer.
Over the last few years Léa has worked in a number of different settings focusing primarily on Early Years development, but has more recently made the transition into teaching dance full-time. Whilst obtaining her RAD teacher status, Léa worked at the RAD Headquarters both within the Dance School and the Step into Dance organisation, gaining invaluable teaching experience alongside the managerial and administrative aspects of the dance school.
Léa is currently working in a number of private dance and local primary schools delivering both RAD syllabus and non-syllabus classes and choreographing for their shows.