THE Classical Dance School in North West London.

During my training at Elmhurst Ballet school I was awarded the Sylphide cup for the best dancer of the year and then at the age of 16 I was whisked away to dance in my first ballet company.

Quickly becoming a soloist and principal dancer I toured the world for many years in various companies including the famous Roland Petit’s Ballet de Marseilles.

Gill in Gershwin's 'Songbook'

On hanging up my point shoes I then appeared in many opera’s, west end shows, television series and films, most recently in ‘Shakespeare in love’ and ‘The importance of being Ernest’.

I choreographed movement in plays, then having assisted choreographers at the Royal Opera House and English national Opera I focused on having a family.

The pas de trois in 'Aargon'

Soon after, my interest in teaching began and quite by chance after teaching a dance/drama class at my children’s nursery the response was so positive that I was encouraged to pursue my objective of starting my own ballet school and gaining a qualification, subsequently achieving the coveted ‘Professional Dancer’s Teaching Diploma’ at the Royal Academy of Dance with a distinction of 91%.

From humble beginnings the school has grown at an astonishing rate as the parent’s grapevine spreads far and wide.

One of Gillian Winn's leading roles, Carabosse, in 'The sleeping beauty'