Your Coaches

Chris

Ballet Body Conditioning

& Strength coach

Sports Nutrition

Daisuke

[Dice-K]

Founder of ABW

Ballet coach

BeeJ

(Ms Bethany)

Ballet coach

Pointe expert

 

 Daisuke [Dice-k]

"Daisuke began his ballet training at the age of 17.

Despite being a late starter, he became a professional ballet dancer with his passion and his positive philosophy.

After dancing professionally with several professional companies and national theatre,  Daisuke decided to retire at the age of 29 years old. 

 

After his retirement, he studied and received a Diploma with Trinity College, as well as a 1st class honours degree in professional dance with Middlesex University, topped up with PGCE with the University of South Wales.

Now, Daisuke is a fully qualified professional ballet teacher with the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD) and holds Licentiate qualification (currently the only ballet teacher to hold the qualification in Wales).

Daisuke is the founder of Adult Ballet Wales and he directs Children's Ballet Wales across South Wales with his wife, Ms Natalie.  

He also lectures at Coleg Gwent.

He is a father of two young sons. He sends his children to Montessori school as he strongly believes true education and self-discipline are the way to develop life. This what Daisuke wants to his students to learn through his ballet training; Independency, Self-discipline and continuous curiosity in life

Daisuke's ambition is to raise Wales's standard of ballet by his unique style of coaching. He enjoys refining his knowledge based on his professional experience. His mission is to support the progression of his students, to become truly educated, more complete human beings through his training."

 

BeeJ (Ms Bethany)

Bethanie started classical ballet at the age of 8 in Perth, Australia.
Bethanie completed all grades for Borovansky Memorial Australian Academy of Dancing (BMAAD) from grade 2 through to Solo Seal.
She also had lessons in contemporary, jazz and hip-hop.
With a love for ballet, she decided to further her education and in 2012, Bethanie received her Associate in Teaching for BMAAD.
In 2014, Bethanie had the opportunity to teach technique classes and choreograph for shows at French Woods Performing Arts Camp in New York, America. This is also when she found love! In 2015 made the life-changing decision to move from Perth, Australia to Cardiff, Wales.
Bethanie welcomed her first daughter into the world in 2016 and knew she had a ballerina in the making. She is also expecting her second baby this year.
Bethanie began teaching for Children’s Ballet Wales in 2017, and Adult Ballet Wales in 2019. It has always been her passion to instil ballet knowledge and understanding to others and enjoys developing her own knowledge further as much as possible.

 

Chris 

Chris holds a degree in Sports Medicine & Nutrition and ongoing Masters in Strength & Conditioning has allowed him to develop a strong understanding of the major and intricate concepts surrounding health, exercise, and nutrition. With a focus on neuromuscular manual therapy and functional neurology, my aim is to teach and motivate dancers to train and practice safely and efficiently so they can have long, happy, pain free careers.

Following on from working at KS Dance alongside Science in Dance founder Rupert Wiltshire, I have consulted for the National Moravian-Silesian Theatre in Czech Republic, where I gave lectures and workshops on strength training, nutrition, and pain and performance.

Chris guested our summer school to provide his Body conditioning session for dancers.

Now, he joined the team to take weekly body conditioning sessions online to take care and maintain our students strength and conditioning.