Nalda Murilova who danced with Anna Pavlova and who studied the Russian style of dance, first established the Murilova Ballet School in the 1940’s. Together with Grace Greenway, soloist with the Sadlers Wells Ballet, they built the school. Since then the school has been passed down to former pupils with Sandra McAuliffe as Principal for 30 years until she retired in 2015.
Keeping up the tradition, Sandra passed the school to Tina Marsh who had begun her training as a pupil of the same school 30 years ago. Tina has enjoyed a varied professional dancing career, having extensively toured the UK and Europe with ballet companies ‘Independent Ballet Wales’, ‘Vienna Festival Ballet’ and ‘Ballet Creations’, and worldwide with contemporary companies ‘Protein Dance’, ‘Balletomania’ and ‘Danse K Par K’. Tina is also an experienced and fully qualified teacher; coaching professional dancers; teaching adults and children through a variety of classes, workshops and educational outreach work.

The Murilova Ballet School, now based at St Michael’s Middle School Wimborne, offers ballet and contemporary classes for all ages and abilities. Dancers receive expert tuition and have exam and performance opportunities whilst furthering their passion for ballet and the theatre, in a friendly, family environment. Classes run Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings please call Tina on 07903 753167 or email her tina.marsh@hotmail.co.uk for an informal chat.