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Rana’s School of Ballet provides ballet training to children from the age of 4 to adulthood.

Rana O’Brien has danced as a professional ballerina in Istanbul State Opera and Ballet Company for 17 years. As well as being a registered teacher of Royal Academy of Dance, she also has an MA degree in Dance Studies which was awarded by Laban Centre for Movement and Dance which was part of London City University in 1994. Rana has written dance critiques in daily newspapers and Dance Europe Magazine from 1994 to 2001.

Rana’s School of Ballet follows the Royal Academy of Dance syllabus. Rana enriches this syllabus with a wider perspective coming from her ballet background of a number of Russian ballet teachers of Chicetti and Vaganova techniques who taught her in Turkey.

Students who are committed are entered in Royal Academy of Dance Class Awards, Examinations and Solo Awards.

In Rana’s School of Ballet, every student is treated as an individual and would progress in the syllabi in his/her own possible pace.

Rana O’Brien believes that students in any performing arts training should be given an opportunity to perform on stage. Therefore she tries to arrange performing opportunities for her students as often as she can.

Rana’s School of Ballet provides ballet training to children from the age of 4 to adulthood. Beginners classes are taught in two different venues:
1. St Teresa's Youth Centre, Glen Road BT11 8BL
2. Lough Moss Leisure Centre Hillsborough Road Carryduff BT8 8HR