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Nicola
Stuart
 
Nicola & Stuart both trained in London, under Dreas Reyneke who is a noted U.K. Pilates instructor, author, and founder member of the Pilates foundation (U.K.). Nicola completed her training as a Pilates instructor in 1999 and Stuart in 2004. Nicola ran her own studio in Chiswick, London for seven years, where her clients included Sir Anthony Dowell, members of the Royal Ballet Company and Ballet Rambert.
Nicola and Stuart are married with two boys.
 

  Born in New Zealand, Nicola trained with Val Murray at her South Auckland Ballet Academy until the age of sixteen. In 1984 she gained a Royal Academy of Dance scholarship to train at the Royal Ballet School in London.
She won the professional prize at the Prix de Lausanne, Switzerland in 1986. She then joined the Royal Ballet Company, was promoted to First artist in 1989 and performed in Featured and Soloist roles for the next nine years.
She appeared on T.V. in Blue Peter and made a pop video with the Pouges.
Nicola retired from the Royal Ballet Company in 1998 after the birth of her first son.
In 2005 she graduated with distinction at the Royal Academy of Dance as a professional dance teacher (RAD PDT Dip.2005). After the course, she was selected to teach at the Royal Academy of Dance headquarters in London. Since opening Epsom Pilates in 2007 Nicola has also judged Australasian ballet competitions (AHA Awards & N.Z. Group Dance Awards), taught at the New Zealand School of Dance and coached numerous dancers.
      Born in England, Stuart trained with the Royal Ballet School from 1979. He won the professional prize at the Prix de Lausanne in 1987 and graduated, dancing the Prince in Swan Lake act III opposite Darcey Bussell before joining the Royal Ballet Company.
While still in the Corps de Ballet he made his debut as Romeo in Romeo & Juliet, and after being promoted to Principal in 1991, performed all of the company’s leading roles.
His appearances on Television and Film include The Royal Variety Show 1998 with Darcey Bussell, the Pas de Deux in Joan Sutherland’s farewell performance of Die Fleidermaus, and a Diana Ross music video.
In 1999 he left the Royal Ballet to become a founder member of K. Ballet Company in Japan and still dances Principal roles in all of the company’s performances.
He is a qualified ballet teacher (RAD PDT Dip. Distinction 2003), teaching at the Royal Ballet Upper School (1995-1999) developing an upper body programme for the boys, and teaching ballet classes to the graduates. He is currently a guest teacher at the NZ School of Dance in Wellington.