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Welcome to Baylins Ballet Barn

High quality teaching in an inspiring setting.


Founded in 2003, Baylins Ballet Barn provides all levels of RAD Grades and Vocational exams, as well as non-syllabus classes.


Classes are principally taught by Annik Coatalen, Dip.RBS TTC ARAD, and also Anna Trévien, RBS PDTC, AiChor,and pianists usually accompany all levels. Annik has been entering students for RAD graded and vocational exams since 1977; first in France till 2000 inclusive, and from 2003 from Baylins Ballet Barn.Students have entered for the top vocational schools, and many have been associates of the Royal Ballet School.

Students are entered from Pre-Primary to Advanced 2 in face to face exams on 4 December 2021.


The Dance Studio is in a beautiful and historic Grade II listed timber framed barn, specifically restored to the highest standards.

Congratulations on these two students who will be starting full time dance training in September 2021

Emily Cozens at Trinity Laban

Zara Scott at Elmhurst Ballet School

Sophie Schulten who entered the International Youth America Grand Prix on 18 December 2021

Maddy Newington who has joined the Senior Associates of the Royal Ballet School.

Ana Hume-Christopher is a JA at the Royal Ballet School.

RAD EXAM RESULTS 4 December 2021 Examiner Nicola Orchard

Congratulations to

Grade 4 Merit to Emilia Mecklenberg, Paige Goldstone, High Merit to Annabel Littlewood, Sofia Mitu, Ava Turner

Discovering Repertoire 2 Coppelia High Distinction to Jorja Hockley, Daisy Green Wright

Discovering Repertoire 3 Sleeping Beauty High Merit to Celeste Dadd, Valentina Walker, Distinction Daisy Green Wright, High Distinction to Jorja Hockley and Madeleine Newington

Advanced 1 Elisha Togher High Merit (73%)






Photo of former student Laurence Eliott, former student at the Royal Ballet School, and now a professional dancer with the National Polish Ballet Company. This wonderful photo was taken by Ben Radford, follow him on Instagram here. Search above in the gallery for a photo featuring a much younger Laurence!
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Anna is the Senior Choreologist with The Royal Ballet and also the Head of Benesh International at the RAD. She qualified from The Royal Ballet School Professional Dancers Teacher Training Course over 10 years ago and formally taught at Baylins Ballet Barn.

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