Licentiate & Fellowship

Available in Imperial Ballet, Modern Theatre and Tap

Small group training on request

No deadlines, work to your own timetable


Imperial Classical Ballet

Nicola Hilton

B.Phil. (Hons), LRAD, ARAD, FISTD (MT, ICB) Examiner


Nicola graduated from the Royal Academy of Dance, Teachers’ Training Course followed by the London Studio Centre, Dancers’ Course.  Later in her career she gained a Bachelor of Philosophy degree in Ballet and Contextual Studies from the University of Durham and is a qualified Pilates Instructor. Nicola holds Fellowship in Imperial Classical Ballet and Modern Theatre.

Nicola has had an extensive and varied career and is a highly respected dance teacher with over forty years teaching experience. She was Principal of her own extremely successful dance studio for twenty-five years and taught at several vocational colleges including the Royal Academy of Dance, achieving Head of Classical Ballet and Head of Modern Dance. 

Nicola was the original personal mentor for the ISTD Level 6 Diploma in Dance Pedagogy in Classical Ballet and continued in this role for a number of years.  She is an approved tutor for all DDE units and specialises in tutoring Imperial Ballet Vocational level and status teaching examinations. Nicola is an ISTD Imperial Ballet Grade and Vocational Examiner having previously examined for the RAD and is a regular adjudicator for the annual Imperial Ballet Junior and Senior Awards.

Tap Dance

Heather Rees