Spring term 2021

Baylins Ballet Barn in it's unique quiet rural setting, and with the high beamed ceiling is perfect for this situation. Unfortunately all classes are via Zoom this term.

Classes will run for an 10 week term, and students will be contacted individually ASAP. All the new guidelines will be explained to you for your safety.The "new normal" will be different with even smaller classes!

There are two Grade 4 classes, two Grade 5 classes, one Grade 6 class, two Grade 7/Benesh/Repertoire and two Grade 8 classes! There will also be all the vocational levels.

My daughter Anna Trevien, qualified Royal Ballet School teacher.  Anna is the Senior Choreologist at The Royal Ballet. She has travelled extensively staging ballets including La Sylphide, which will give the students a deep insight into the style for the Grade 7 classes.


A unique monthly course to learn Benesh Movement Notation for anyone interested or curious to find out more. For those taking part they will have the opportunity to take part in Benesh Exams. Places are strictly limited so book your place as soon as possible by emailing  








José Martin and Kerry Birkett ran their first highly successful summer school at Baylins Ballet Barn with a small number of very talented and lucky dancers from the top vocational schools as well as from Baylins Ballet Barn



Congratulations To Emily Cozens who has won first prize for the NYB 16+ choreography competition judged by Sir Mathew Bourne and Etta Murfitt.


Sam Pitman (also at YDA) and Grace Mary Field have been offered full time places at Central starting in the 2020 autumn term.

- Ellie Hennequin has started dancing as a professional with Teatrul de Balet Sibiu in Romania, as from September 2019. She has been able to rejoin her company in Romania.

- Laurence Elliott is doing extremely well at the Polish National Ballet in Warsaw, and was cast in many creations including Chopin's Concerto in F minor. He introduced the company on World Ballet Day in October 2019 and interviewed his director. He has stayed in Poland but dancing at BBB during the summer break. Hoping to perform in Poland very soon to 50% capacity audiences.

Holly Williams has completed her full time training at Bird College and ready to become a professional dancer.

Sophia Morton has been offered a full time place at THE PLACE starting now, September 2020.

Lucy Malin had been able to get back into traning at Ballet West, following her illness. She was offered a job on a cruise ship, but now training for an RAD teaching qualification.

Zara Mclellan was having a brilliant start at Arts Ed London, getting top marks and being chosen for exciting performance opportunities, till Covid 19 appeared. She is working at the Nightingale Hospital.

What is clear to me, is that your ballet training is developping your resilience, determination and character. I am very proud of you. Don't give up!!

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 pianists usually accompany all levels.


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






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!


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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