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Hi, I'm Abby! 

I founded Studio Physique in 2019 as a culmination of my career as a professional ballet dancer and transition into teaching.

I discovered Pilates during my ballet training at Central School of Ballet when a back injury threatened to end my dream of performing professionally. After several weeks of enforced rest, my rehab programme comprised physiotherapy and regular Pilates classes. The main aim of the programme was to build core strength to support my spine so that it could safely withstand the rigours of ballet training. It worked and I was able to graduate and fulfil my ambitions! I went on to dance with The London Ballet Company and it was also during this time that I discovered my love for teaching.



In 2018 I felt ready to take on a new challenge and go back to the classroom so I spent a year studying Pilates with the world renowned teacher, Alan Herdman. I feel incredibly lucky to have been mentored by the very best in the industry and to now be in a position to pass this knowledge on to my clients and students.

My introduction to Barre came later when, attracted by the idea of a fitness class derived from ballet and Pilates, I took a few classes. I quickly caught the bug, went on to qualify as an instructor and developed my own signature class, Barre Physique.


Like many others, 2020 forced me to move my entire business online and I took this opportunity to develop my knowledge further. I studied Pre/Postnatal Pilates, Progressing Ballet Technique and gained Registered Teacher Status with The Royal Academy of Dance. As life slowly got back to normal I felt compelled to get back to my roots and started up a children's ballet class. This quickly grew and before I knew it I had demand for private coaching and classes across all age groupsMost recently, I am delighted to have joined the teaching faculty at Central School of Ballet (a lovely full circle moment!) and the performing arts department at CityLit.

I am always on the lookout for ways to further my training and hone my skills so I was delighted to be selected to train with The Royal Ballet School in the Summer of 2023 and feel very privileged to be implementing their System of Training within my own school through the Affiliate Training and Assessment Programme. This innovative programme is leading a change in recreational ballet training and it's incredibly exciting to be a part of it!


I'm thrilled to be able to spend my days teaching people of all ages, whether that's little ones trying ballet for the first time, coaching pre-professional students or working closely with people from all walks of life to help them achieve their goals or recover from injury. I have the best job in the world!


                                Abby x

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