Ballet Gothenburg, a community ballet studio, was conceived in 2018 out of the simple desire to share the art of ballet with adults dancers wishing to come back to the barre after many years or for the very first time. It is a place for adult dancers to feel at home, welcome, seen, and taken as seriously as any other ballet student. It is also a place for those just curious what ballet is about or looking for a fun way to exercise. Ballet is for any age, any body type, anyone wanting or wiling to learn. It is never ever too late to begin or begin again. Our mission is to offer classes in a warm, welcoming, and safe environment. All classes are taught in English. Don’t live in Sweden? Join us on Zoom! Many students progress more quickly online with access to all of our classes.
Lori, founder of Ballet Gothenburg, teaches with a love and deep respect for the art. She took a break from dance in her 20’s to become a Registered Nurse, only dancing occasionally between night shifts. 20 years later, she came back to ballet through teaching. Her passion as a nurse influences her works as a teacher in promoting wellness and health through the joy of movement.
Born and raised in the U.S., she has had the privilidge to study with amazing master teachers throughout the U.S. including Ilya Gaft (Kirov Ballet), Michael Cusumano (Joffrey Ballet), Lynne Charles (4 Pointe), and Dena Abergel (School of American Ballet). She trained Pre-Professionally with the Ailey School, New York City, has trained in American Ballet Theatre’s National Training Curriculum and with The Royal Ballet School in London’s Inspire Teacher Training.
She understands the joy, uncertainty, and challenges of beginning ballet as an adult as her first ballet class was at the age of 14 in an adult ballet class. It is out of her own journey, her passion for teaching adult beginners began. She loves the passion and intention that her adult ballet students show up with in each and every class. Her passion is seeing them develop and take huge leaps in their ballet journey. Follow her blog here as she asks the professionals the burning questions we all as adult dancers want answered.
“Dance is the hidden language of the soul of the body” Martha Graham