Founded by Amy Giancarlo, Raise the Barre Movement is a bespoke teaching service offering Mat Work Pilates, Barre Workouts and Ballet/Dance Classes in London and online
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 fully qualified teacher of the Royal Academy of Dance having obtained BA (Hons) Ballet Education, RAD Advanced 2, RAD Licentiate (LRAD) and Registered Teacher Status (RAD RTS) in 2011.
Amy is a qualified Progressing Ballet Technique teacher, Acrobatics Arts teacher, Merrithew Total Barre instructor and STOTT Pilates Instructor, having passed her essential, intermediate and advanced mat work certifications with 94%. She is a Trustee to the Royal Academy of Dance and tutors on their teacher training programmes. Her written work is published in The Dancing Times and Dance Gazette.
Currently, Amy is on the faculty at Rambert. She also teaches at Central School of Ballet Junior School and is employed as a dance teacher at a world-leading prep. school in Clapham. She is a Primary Steps teacher and workshop leader for The Royal Ballet School, in addition to being a contracted cover teacher for their associate programme. Previously, she has taught at Trinity Laban on their CAT and Youth programmes. Amy has also assisted with outreach programmes at The Royal Opera House and BalletBoyz. She 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 been offered places and gone on to train at: Arts Ed., The Brit School, Ballet Boost Associates, Central School of Ballet Associates, Elmhurst Summer School, English National Ballet School, English Youth Ballet, Laine Theatre Arts, London Children’s Ballet, The Hammond School, National Youth Ballet, Northern Ballet School, Northern School of Contemporary Dance, Rambert School, The Royal Ballet School Associates & Summer School, The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Trinity Laban, Tring Park School for the Performing Arts, Young Dancers Academy and The Urdang Academy.