Maria Jiménez

Ballet Lecturer (RCS) and Benesh Project Manager (BI-RAD)

  • style
  • Classical Ballet
  • level
  • Advanced/Professional Beginner/Intermediate Intermediate/Advanced
  • location
  • Glasgow, United Kingdom
  • speaks
  • English Spanish
  • price per class
  • from 30 USD

Former Ballet Mistress and Artistic Coordinator at Scottish Ballet, 2005-2019.

Maria obtained her Degree in Classical Dance at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and Dance of Madrid while training at the prestigious School of Dance Maria De Avila in Zaragoza, Spain. She subsequently became Ballet Teacher at the School in 1991, where she taught until 2001. Former students from that time have gone onto becoming soloists and principal dancers with reputed international companies around the world.

Moving to London in 2001, to study a Certificate in Higher Education in Contemporary Dance at The Place, Maria also went on to study the Certificate in Benesh Movement Notation and Diploma for Professional Benesh Movement Notators at the Benesh Institute, RAD, graduating in both occasions with Distinction.

In 2004, she became Ballet Mistress and Repetiteur for the company Ballet de Zaragoza.

Maria joined Scottish Ballet as Ballet Mistress in 2005, becoming Artistic Coordinator in 2014. She remained with the company until 2019.

During her time at Scottish Ballet, Maria has been a Guest Lecturer in Benesh Movement Notation at the Superior Dance Conservatoire of Madrid and at the Master in Dance and Movement Arts of San Antonio University of Murcia, as well as guest teacher at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

She is currently Benesh Project Manager for Benesh International (RAD) and Ballet Lecturer for the BA Modern Ballet at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

Maria is also a Certified Teacher in Progressing Ballet Technique, PBT Europe.


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