Bio

Founded by Amy Giancarlo, Raise the Barre Movement is a new bespoke satellite teaching service operating in and around London, offering Mat Work Pilates, Barre Workouts and Ballet Classes.

As a graduate from The Royal Ballet School’s Diploma of Dance Teaching, Amy has trained with world-leading dance professionals and is well versed in dance pedagogy. She is a teacher of integrity and expertise who is not afraid to question and test practices in order to ensure the best learning opportunities for her students.

She is a fully qualified teacher of the Royal Academy of Dance having obtained BA (Hons) in Ballet Education, RAD Advanced 2, RAD Licentiate (LRAD) and Registered Teacher Status (RAD RTS) in 2011.

Amy is a qualified Progressing Ballet Technique (PBT) teacher, Acrobatics Arts teacher, Merrithew Total Barre instructor and STOTT Pilates Advanced Mat instructor, having passed her essential, intermediate and advanced Pilates levels with 94%! In addition, Amy tutors on the RAD CBTS programme and has previously mentored RAD degree students on their teaching placements. Her written work has been published in The Dancing Times and Dance Gazette.

Currently, Amy teaches Ballet at Central School of Ballet and is employed as a dance teacher at an independent prep. school in Clapham. She is also a contracted cover teacher for The Royal Ballet School Associate Programme and Trinity Laban Centre for Advanced Training. Previously, she has assisted with outreach programmes at The Royal Opera House, Rambert, and BalletBoyz and has taught on a freelance basis at a plethora of private dance schools in and around London. Her work has even taken her as far as Bermuda, Canada and Kenya!

Under her tutelage, Amy’s students have gained places at: Arts Ed., The Brit School, Central School of Ballet, English National Ballet School, English Youth Ballet, Laine Theatre Arts, London Children’s Ballet, The Hammond School, National Youth Ballet, Masters Performing Arts, Northern Ballet School, Performers College, The Royal Ballet School Associates, Tring Park School for the Performing Arts, Young Dancers Academy and The Urdang Academy.