Elizabeth Gibbs


Elizabeth first began learning the art of ballet at the tender age of 3 years. Her first dance teacher was her mother Ann Moylan and classes were initially taught on the 18th floor of an apartment block in Singapore.


On returning to England, further training continued with the June Christian School of Dance in Oxford and with Molly Tanner's Dance School in Swindon. It was at the latter where she gained valuable knowledge and experience in stage performance.


She successfully gained a place at the Royal Ballet School where intense training began. After graduating from London at the age of 18 years she toured Europe auditioning and was fortunate to be offered a contract in Switzerland with the Lucerne Ballet Company. Here Elizabeth was promoted to a soloist after dancing with the company for 2 years. The ballet company toured Switzerland and Europe performing ballets, operas and operettas. She was a member of the company for five and a half years.


Elizabeth's teaching first began when assisting at her mother's school during periods of vacation from the ballet company. At the time she never expected it would become her full time occupation, but in September 2003 Danceworks appeared on the horizon. Elizabeth thoroughly enjoyed the teaching experience and decided to gain further knowledge by studying for a Diploma in Dance Teaching with the British Ballet Organisation (BBO). She graduated with a distinction in February 2006; the award was presented to her by Anne Heaton Field and Doreen Wells who are former director and patron of the BBO. This qualification authorizes her to teach Ballet, Modern, Tap, Contemporary and Jazz dance at the studio


She is currently teaching students of both genders and of all ages and abilities where she continues to bring her commitment, expertise and dedication into class making her an integral part of Danceworks.


In January 2007 the BBO appointed Elizabeth as a personal tutor to students training for the Level 4 Diploma teaching qualifications.