Ellie has taught my daughter ballet since she was in Grade 3 and she is now about to take the RAD Intermediate exam. Over these years, she has instilled in my daughter a real joy in dancing. Her classes are fantastic; Ellie is fun and caring – she is a superb teacher. I only wish all teachers were like her!

“My three children have learned both ballet and LAMDA through EBA Performing Arts, and loved all their lessons. Miss Ellie’s enthusiasm and professionalism are totally infectious. The children are motivated and enthusiastic to do the best that they can. The online lessons throughout lockdown have been an absolute blessing as something to really lift their spirits. Ellie is so kind, supportive and understanding, we would thoroughly recommend her lessons.”

“The skills gained in her LAMDA lessons will last a lifetime: the joy of seeing your (very self conscious) teenager performing is truly wonderful. To be able to confidently speak in public is a skill that can be learnt. I would highly recommend Miss Ellie/EBA for LAMDA classes: she is the teacher that you wish all children could have as she genuinely cares for each individual and brings out the best from them.”

“My daughter has been taught by Ellie at EBA for 5 years, consistently interpreting subtle, difficult material beyond her school’s expectations and gaining excellent grades in her LAMDA exams.  Even more importantly, it has developed her critical thinking and communication skills, which are proving invaluable in her personal development; navigating a difficult world; and in her A-level work.  Even remotely, Ellie is a wonderful teacher and highly civilised, delightful human being.”


“My daughter has been taught by Ellie at EBA for 5 years, consistently interpreting subtle, difficult material beyond her school’s expectations and gaining excellent grades in her LAMDA exams.  Even more importantly, it has developed her critical thinking and communication skills, which are proving invaluable in her personal development; navigating a difficult world; and in her A-level work.  Even remotely, Ellie is a wonderful teacher and highly civilised, delightful human being.”

“I don’t even know where to begin with Ellie- she is incredible as a teacher, a mentor, a motivator, and much more. Not only is Ellie an extremely gifted teacher, knowing how best to enhance a lesson on a late Monday evening to an hour of positivity, striving for the best musicality and dance each person has to offer, and hammering in intricate techniques and choreography, she is one of the most eloquent dancers I have ever had the pleasure of watching, and her critic and expertise is valued. Following hip injury, surgery and consequently a break from ballet, my greatest motivator was Ellie. The thought of learning Grade 8 after having lost all of my technique and ability was daunting, let alone thinking about passing it. However, regardless of how hard it was Ellie was there every step of the way, spending hours of her time retraining me and teaching me what it was to dance again. Getting a distinction in Grade 8 is something I could have only dreamed about at the time, but Ellie was there to push me and keep me positive, and because of this I achieved what I didn’t think was possible. I couldn’t have wished for a better teacher to show and share with me what ballet and the art of performing really is.

“Miss Ellie is the best teacher I have ever had; not just for dance but in general. She has helped me develop my confidence and ability as a dancer. I really look forward to her classes.

“Miss Ellie is a fantastic teacher. Last year I took my Grade 6 (Bronze) LAMDA exam and received a high distinction. Miss Ellie is always full of energy and passion, making her lessons fun and exciting. Her teaching style is fun yet incredibly helpful. I owe her a massive thanks for helping me to receive such a high grade.”

“I can’t rate the dance teachers and classes more highly: my daughter has been with EBA for many years now and her classes are the highlight of her week. They give her all the things you’d expect (joy, exercise, discipline and physical strength) but also so much more than that: inner confidence and strength: a real sense of achievement “

“Doing LAMDA with Miss Ellie is fantastic. Her teaching and guidance has really helped my confidence. Her support through my Drama GCSE helped me to get a Level 9. I will really miss her when I have done my Grade 8 LAMDA.”

“My daughters really look forward to  their LAMDA lessons each week – and have grown in confidence and eloquence in their public speaking.  The level of teaching is of a high calibre and expertise. Miss Ellie is very creative and passionate in her teaching,  that is clearly demonstrated in her knowledge, understanding and encouragement of the individual (regardless of their abilities).”