About Fiona Macdonald
Fiona grew up in Aberdeenshire, where she began dancing from an early age at North Aberdeenshire Dance Academy (NADA) under the guidance of Kerrie Bruce and Hilary Caldwell. Growing up Fiona was a NADA pupil in Ballet, Tap, Modern and Jazz classes, where she also gained her ISTD DDI Qualifications in Modern Theatre and Tap.
After leaving school Fiona went on to study Dance at the Institute of the Arts Barcelona where she trained in the disciplines of Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Contemporary and Commercial.
Following on from this Fiona went on to study towards and gain her ISTD Diploma in Dance Education in both Tap and Modern Theatre at Escola de Dansa y Musica Elisenda Tarrago based in Barcelona under the guidance of Meritxell Paradell. During this time Fiona also taught for the Justine Garner Dance School Sitges Branch.
Moving back to the UK Fiona began teaching at various dance schools and Primary Schools in Central Scotland, entering students into ISTD Examinations and coaching/choreographing for shows and competitions locally and internationally. Fiona is also a trained PBT Teacher (Progressing Ballet Technique).
After being introduced to Pilates whilst undergoing training in Spain Fiona took a keen interest in Pilates and the benefits it provides in dance training. Fiona is currently completing her Pilates Matwork Teacher Training through Body Control Pilates.
Fiona is very excited to be teaching at The Ballet Centre and looks forward to meeting all of the lovely dancers.