Anikó Solti MSc, DDE ISTD. AIDTA
Anikó trained in classical ballet and contemporary dance in Budapest, Hungary, where she received her modern dance teaching certificate at the age of 18. She then spent 7 years working as a professional dancer and dance teacher in Europe before continuing her education in London, UK. Credits include Die Fledermaus, Wiener Blut and other Operettas, Tempo at Casino Estoril, and films such as Mario and the Magician and the Phantom of the Opera. She graduated from LABAN in 2005, receiving her Masters in Dance Science and is now a fully qualified ISTD ballet teacher.
Anikó has been teaching classical ballet in the UK since 2008, entering children for graded examinations at the ISTD and leading recreational classes for adults. Anikó’s students have performed at the Jackson’s Lane Theatre and the Peacock Theatre, London, as well as in the West End musicals Matilda and Lion King. Recently, Anikó was approached by the Barbican Theatre to rehearse 12 of her students for Dmitry Krymov Lab's A Midsummer Night's Dream (As You Like It).
Level 6 Certificates in Imperial Ballet, Choreography and Health & Safety, ISTD, 2017
Progressing Ballet Technique, 2017
DDE ISTD, 2014
DDI ISTD, 2011
MSc Dance Science, LABAN, 2005
Community Sports Leaders Award: Dance, 2003
Diploma in Arts & Education Management, 1998
Certificate in Modern Dance Teaching (Graham), 1998
Rochelle discovered her passion for dance at an early age. Having trained in a range of genres, including ballet, jazz, contemporary and tap, she was awarded a scholarship to attend the Urdang Academy of Dance to carry out her professional performing arts training.
Having graduated with Highly Commended, Rochelle enjoyed a professional career in which she worked on various productions at home and overseas and also in the luxury cruise line industry. In recent years Rochelle’s professional focus has shifted; recently gaining a Level 5 Diploma in Dance Teaching with BBODance, she now seeks to pass on the benefits of her experience to the next generation of young dancers as they discover, nurture and develop their passion for dance.