Tania Fairbairn BPhil (Hons) Dip RBS (TTC) ARAD AISTD (CB)
Ballet Teacher, White Lodge
Tania trained at the Arts Educational School, Tring and The Royal Ballet School’s Teachers Training Course under Valerie Adams. She danced with Scottish Ballet, Northern Ballet and Alexander Roy’s London Ballet Theatre before moving into West End musicals where she danced in On Your Toes, 42nd Street and The Phantom of the Opera.
Tania now teaches for the Dance Diploma Teaching course and became a full-time member of the ballet faculty at White Lodge in 2005, where she also teaches the Character Course. She has also taught for the School’s Associate Programme and events for Training & Access department for many years.
Tania gained a BPhil (Hons) in Dance and Contextual Studies at Durham University through the Royal Academy of Dance in 2002.
She choreographed the character dances for Christopher Gable’s production of Swan Lake for Northern Ballet Theatre in 1994. She taught the Character Course for the Central School of Ballet’s Senior School where she also taught for their Pre-Senior and Junior Courses classical ballet classes.
As a freelance teacher she has taught extensively at the Arts Educational School, Chiswick, BBO Concourses and the Cecchetti Society, and has taught overseas in Japan, the Hungarian Dance Academy, Budapest and in Italy.