The Kensington Ballet School

ballet school for children aged from 15 months through

to graded RAD syllabus classes

We Are

Set-up by Karen Lowe, the ballet school caters for children aged from 15 months through graded RAD syllabus classes. We provide a fun but structured introduction to the joys of dance.

Our classes are predominantly located in West London, with venues in Kensington, Chelsea, Knightsbridge, Belgravia, Fulham, Notting Hill, Holland Park and Islington.

Parents are encouraged to participate with their children in the mum’s and baby’s class, and subsequently to watch their progress as they move through the age-groups. There is a strong emphasis on theatrical performance from Karen’s team who are all classically trained ballerinas and teachers who actively perform and demonstrate with the children.

The classes are conducted to a mixture of classical and children’s music to help stimulate imagination, develop rhythm and encourage musicality. Exercises and storytelling help the pupils to learn the appropriate steps for their ages in an organised, creative atmosphere. The sessions further encourage balance and co-ordination whilst improving the child’s self-confidence.

The Kensington Ballet School’s priority is always that the children enjoy and look forward to their classes as an outlet to self-expression through movement and dance whilst providing a disciplined backdrop to participate in a group environment with other children.

Karen Lowe (RAD P.D.T.D)

A classically trained ballerina and teacher, Karen started dancing at the age of 18 months and subsequently attended the “Nesta Brooking School of Ballet”.

She was awarded a Cecchetti scholarship at the age of eleven which enabled her to study with prestigious teachers from the “Royal Ballet School”. She then furthered her knowledge at the “Arts Educational Schools”, London.

Karen has performed professionally as a solo artiste with various ballet companies in London and Europe, dancing in roles such as the pas de quatre in “Swan Lake” and Clara in “Nutcracker”. She has also performed in West End musicals including “Phantom of the Opera” at Her Majesty’s Theatre, London playing the role of Meg Giry.

Thereafter she taught at schools such as Newton Prep, Eaton Square and Young England Kindergarten prior to setting up the “Kensington Ballet School”. Karen is a fully qualified Royal Academy of Dance teacher having taken the “Professional Dancers’ Teaching Diploma” at their Battersea headquarters.

Karen's Profile


Amy Hollins

Amy Hollins

Anna Shircliff

Anna Shircliff

Lika Berkun

Lika Berkun


Konstantina Skalionta


Diasy Hulbert

Amy Drew

Sarah Hirsch

Dance Teacher - Louise

Louise Warrington