SEBS tutors are all highly experienced in the world of classical ballet as performers as well as tutors. We feel it is important that students learn from the best in order to find the best within themselves, and that they learn about the reality of a career in dance


Bronwen Patching

Artistic Director

LISTD (Licentiate Status with the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance)
ARAD (RAD Registered Teacher)

Qualified Progressive Ballet Technique Tutor

10-time consecutive winner Dancing Times Cup 2010-2019

Dance School of the Year Winner

Outstanding Classical Ballet Achievement Award Winner 2021


I started up South East Ballet Scholars (SEBS) in 2007 with the aim of producing a Classical Ballet training programme designed to help, inspire and enhance students current training whilst working and mixing with other classically trained students.


SEBS has proved to be a highly successful programme producing dancers of a high calibre many of whom have gone on to dance at the top schools in the country.


My own dance journey started when I was 3 under Miss Hilary Dickinson and continued through The Hammond and Ballet Rambert School’s before accepting professional contracts firstly with Northern Ballet and subsequently Dutch National Ballet.


I had many renowned teachers who influenced me in my dance development including Svetlana Berisova, Sara Neil, Walter Trevor, Dame Alicia Markova, Dame Beryl Grey, Barbara Fewster, Julia Farron, Brenda Last, Christopher Gable, Lynn Seymour, Alfreda Thorogood, Nanette Glushak and Frank Freeman.


I also worked with many choreographers in both the classical and west end forums Gillian Lynne, Willian Forsythe, Anthony Van Laast, Arlene Phillips, Gary Lloyd, Massimo Moricone and Jean-Christophe Maillot.


The SEBS Faculty has inspired all our students for the last 14 years just the same as all the wonderful teachers who help me in my own personal development. 


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Caroline Scott
Classical Ballet Teacher

Caroline started Ballet at the age of 3 years old and won a scholarship to join a full time vocational Ballet school ( The Stonelands School )at the age of 7yrs old. During this time, she was one of 10 children to be be chosen to dance at The London Coliseum with The Kirov Ballet Company in The Sleeping Beauty. Caroline went on to further her training at the Legat School where she also travelled to London at weekends to train at The Royal Ballet school as a Senior Associate, before joining The English National National Ballet School at 16.  


Her Classical career has lead her to travel the world dancing various roles. She was given the role of Odette/Odile in Swan Lake when she was 18 years of age at The Vienna Festival Ballet traveling Switzerland and the UK. She went on to dance with many prestigious Ballet companies such as Schaufuss Ballet in Denmark which later performed at The London Coliseum dancing alongside Natalia Osipova in Romeo and Juliet.  Other companies include The English National Ballet Company and Ballet Gwent where Caroline performed the role of Juliet in Romeo and Juliet.  Her career took a surprising turn into Musical Theatre where she landed her dream role in Bill Kenwright’s Cabaret in The West End before finalising her career travelling the world with Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom Of The Opera.

Caroline Obtained her classical teaching qualification at The Royal Academy Of Dance in London. Caroline has mainly taught at vocational schools in London and in Sweden including the professional Ballet classes in Sweden. Caroline also holds a Pilates teaching qualification and enjoys bringing it into the classical training.

Michael Raynaud
Classical Ballet Teacher

Michael Raynaud was born in Antony , near Paris. He danced locally from the age of seven before starting his formal training at The Paris Opera Ballet School for six years. Whilst at the School, Michael performed all over the world , as well as with the Paris Opera Company as a student. He went on to train at the National Conservatoire in Paris, where he gained his Arts Baccalauréat and Unités de Valeurs in anatomy, Ballet history and musicality. 


On completing his training Michael joined English National Ballet for their worldwide tour Swan Lake. He then became a permanent member of the company , performing many roles in the company’s Repertoire, from Rudolph Nureyev’s Romeo and Juliet to Derek Deane’s Swan Lake and Michael Corder’s Cinderella . His favourite ballets to perform are Harald Lander’s Etudes and Sir Kenneth Macmillan’s Rite of Spring. 


Upon graduating from the Royal Academy of Dance Professional Dancers Diploma , Michaël was invited to teach workshops and summer schools for the RAD in London, Italy and Germany. 


He has taught ballet classes to students and professionals of all ages . He was Associate Tutor for Ballet studies at GSA at the University of Surrey and ballet teacher at the London Boys Ballet School, London Junior/Senior Ballet at ArtsEd as well as guest teaching and judging in New Zealand for DanceMasters International , Italy , Japan , Sweden , Singapore and Brazil.


He recently left the faculty of The School of Ballet Theatre UK after two years to concentrate on new opportunities worldwide.