Edinburgh Ballet Teachers
Principal: Ms K. Sara J. Wood

BA (HONS), RAD RTS, Licentiate of the Royal Academy of Dance


A native to Edinburgh, Ms Wood began her dance training at the age of 3. After a year of professional dance and drama training in Edinburgh, she was accepted onto the 3 year Degree course at the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) Head Quarter’s in London.

On completion of training at the Academy, she graduated with a BA (HONS) in ‘The Art and Teaching of Ballet’, and a Licentiate from the RAD, together with an extensive knowledge and experience of dance and it’s relating subjects.

Her first professional post took her back to Edinburgh, teaching and entering pupils for RAD and ISTD examinations, up to advanced levels, in addition to preparing children to perform on stage in the school show and the annual Pantomime at the King’s Theatre.

In 2002, after moving to Germany, she continued teaching, and RAD examination work with children, together with private coaching, performance on stage, Pilates based Body Conditioning, and choreography.

During her three and a half years in the United States, Sara performed with the Northwest Florida Ballet Company, and taught free classes in ballet and modern techniques to children and adults, together with Pilates, private ballet coaching, and choreography for the NFB school performances, and local competitions. During her time in the USA, she was also invited to teach, on several occasions for ‘Okaloosa Walton College’ and the ‘Gainesville Ballet School’ summer schools.

On return to Edinburgh, it was Sara’s ambition to set up her own ballet school where students have the opportunity to learn an enjoyment of dance, gain appreciation of dance as an art form and benefit from an enhanced sense of personal achievement.

In 2008 Edinburgh Ballet was established. With a modest 7 students on opening day, the school has continued to grow and develop into one of Edinburgh’s finest dance schools, achieving excellent results in their Royal Academy of Dance Examinations across the board each year.

Edinburgh Ballet Students have successfully completed performances on professional stages, as well as taken part in local dance events, participated in theatre outings, and entered dance competitions.

Sara has enjoyed many years of dance performance and teaching herself, and wishes to continue to bring this enjoyment and experience into the lives of others. She believes that each of her students are talented, and would like to support them in continuing to achieve their highest potential.

‘I believe every single person has the potential to become a great dancer. All it takes is positivity, passion, dedication, and a love for dance!”

What's New?



Well done to our lovely dancer Heather who has just started her additional training with Royal Ballet at their Associates classes on Saturdays in Newcastle! Heather will travel to Newcastle each week in order to receive her coaching, together with other talented young pupils from around North of England and Scotland. Heather was successful in gaining a coveted place on the Royal Ballet School's Junior Associates course after auditioning with hundreds of other hopeful children earlier this year. As well as this she also attends Scottish Ballet Associate classes monthly in Glasgow alongside her weekly training with Edinburgh Ballet!   [read more]


Well done to these three lovely girls who have received places for full time training starting in Autumn! Lucy - Tring Park School for the Performing Arts, Imogen - The Dance School of Scotland, Ada - Elmhurst Ballet School. Wishing you all the best from Ms Wood, Miss Kerry and everyone at Edinburgh Ballet. We are going to miss you all so much!! [read more]


Congratulations to our pupil Lucy Harrower who has been successful in gaining a place at the Royal Ballet Summer School! Lucy was one of around 3000 dancers from around the world who auditioned, and will be spending one week in London attending daily lessons at White Lodge in Richmond! Good Luck Lucy, we hope you have a wonderful time!! [read more]

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