Anita Young FISTD ARAD Ballet Teacher Miss Young trained at The Royal Ballet School, joined The Royal Ballet in 1968 and was promoted to soloist in 1974. She performed many prominent roles in both the classical repertoire and “heritage” ballets of Sir Frederick Ashton. On leaving the company, Anita was offered the position of Ballet Mistress with Northern Ballet Theatre, before taking over responsibility for the Junior Associates of The Royal Ballet School based at Sadler’s Wells Theatre. Miss Young decided to build a career as a freelance Teacher and Coach, specialising in the Cecchetti Major Exam work, and has been a guest teacher for Michael Clark’s Company, and for schools and companies in Malta, Germany, USA and South Africa as well as holding teaching positions at The London Studio Centre, The Central School of Ballet and as teacher to the Senior Associates of The Royal Ballet School. She has also coached an American Football team and worked closely with United States Marine Harvey Walden who is famous for the “Fat Club” television series, in which she also appeared. She has also appeared in many television commercials and promotional videos. Miss Young was previously on the faculty of The Royal Ballet School’s Lower School at White Lodge, and is now currently on the Artistic faculty of The Royal Ballet School’s Upper School, teaching the 1st Year Girls.