Marina Oneill




"Young Ballet" was created in 2002 by Marina O’Neill in Golders Green, North London, on the foundations of the Russian Studio of Art, which was owned by German Zamuel (RAD) and Valentina Muekhanova (Bolshoi Theatre) in 1998. In 2009, Young Ballet Academy has been registered.

During the last 8 years, Young Ballet has taken participation in various performances such as:

  • Barcelona 2008, 2009 World Dance Festival 1,2, places Classical Ballet and best European Choreographer has been awarded to Marina O`Neill

  • Israel 2009 1, 2 Places Classical Ballet

  • New York, Youth Dance Festival of New Jersey 2005, 2008, 2 place and Laureate

  • GBDance 2009 London-1 place group dance and Grand Prix

  • Ossetia 1, 2 place Classical Ballet

  • Italy

  • Aruba

  • Kazan Tatar Kremlin

  • Cadogan Hall with Kazakh State Ballet Theatre

  • Arundel Castle

  • The Russian Winter Festival in Trafalgar Square

  • Pushkin in Great Britain – The Greenwich Festival

  • The United Oxford and Cambridge Club in St James

  • The Victoria and Albert Museum and The American Embassy.


Young Ballet has also participated in numerous charity events, balls and a guest appearance with St. Petersburg’s Art-Liceum.

Students from Young ballet successfully continued their professional careers in Vaganova’s Academy (St Petersburg), Bolshoi Theatre, Eifman Ballet Theatre (Russia),ENB and The Central Ballet (UK).

"Young Ballet School" follows Vaganova`s syllabus method.

The following classes are taught:
Classical Ballet, Pas-de-Deux, Character Dance, Points, Repertoire, Gymnastics, Drama and Private Classes.

Students are divided in to the following groups:

  1. Pre-elementary level (2+-5years old) A,B,C Groups

  2. Beginners (5-7 years old) D, E Group

  3. Beginner /Intermediate (7-9years old) D, E Groups

  4. Intermediate (10-16years old)

  5. Professional (adults)

  6. Ballet/Pointe Group F; 7-9 y. old, intermediate

  7. Ballet/Pointe Group G: 10-16 y. old advanced

As well as school concerts, we participate in various showcases and performances with professional English and Russian ballet companies on tours.