Portobello Dance

Artistic Director: Mark Elie


Welcome to our world of dance!

Portobello Dance is a community initiative on the international stage.

Through dance education and events, our established organisation runs and participates in a variety of activities – locally, nationally and beyond.

Based in North Kensington’s diverse Notting Hill, Portobello Dance School is a popular weekend destination offering children from 3yrs to adults training in Classical Ballet, Tapand Street.

With our open doors policy, over 150 budding dancers pass through for classes each week. The school’s high achievers often move onto further training, or auditioning for the commercial dance world.Our professional dance trainers and visiting tutors encourage appropriate exams, such as the British Ballet Organization’s (BBO) curriculum – for which the pass record is exceptional. 

Annual school performances allow families, the local community, sponsors and patrons to experience our work, whilst a variety of local and national events showcase the school through its Student Performance Group. Widening our mission, the school Outreach programme takes our training and mission to other schools around the Boroughs of London.

We encourage students to visit inspiring dance events including ‘Classically British’ (part of Black History Season) which highlights the overwhelming talent of the UK’s multicultural choreographers and dancers, often featuring upcoming talent from the school.

Our vision is to provide access to excellence, so whether you’re interested in our school or how we promote dance beyond it, simply step in!