Why British Ballet Training Is So Bad

Former Bolshoi and Royal Ballet star Irek Mukhamedov is staging a ballet for the London Choildren’s Ballet. But he’s apalled at the dance training British students get. “There are still too many second-rate teachers out there who might have a passion for ballet but who are simply not equipped to give children the training that underpins real classical technique: “They haven’t been taught the correct exercises. Sometimes they really don’t know what I’m talking about. Worse still, they can’t think for themselves.”