En Avant Ballet was established by ballet teacher Karis Scarlette in 2015 to deliver a range of ballet classes for men and women looking to explore the benefits of the increasingly popular art form. With extensive teaching expertise, as well as years of training at the Royal Ballet School and performing with major English ballet companies including The Royal Ballet, Karis’s dynamic teaching style provides a unique, uplifting and accessible experience for all no matter what age or ability.

Why take ballet classes?

Many people think ballet isn’t for them, often siting age and a lack of experience as preventative issues. En Avant Ballet classes provide a relaxed and friendly environment in which to learn ballet on a level suited to your ability.


Ballet is a highly focused and fundamental form of dance that benefits all areas of your life and wellbeing. From posture and flexibility to muscle strength and co-ordination, classical ballet will enhance your physique, keep your mind stimulated, and build your self-confidence. Other benefits include improved stamina and balance, bodily awareness and self-expression, grace and musicality.


“I always love working with Karis on creative projects. We share the same drive and passion for giving 110%, so it’s a real joy whenever we collaborate, and always guarantees the delivery of truly exceptional work. No matter what time of day, Karis’ zest for life, boundless enthusiasm and professionalism is infectious – I wish I could bottle it!”
Arthur Gourounlian, Choreographer & Creative Director

“I have been going to Karis for private classes for the last 3 years. I took a long break from ballet and I wanted to get back on form. Karis helped me achieved my goal, with a very personalised and friendly approach and even got me back on my pointe shoes and in shape for my wedding. I would recommend her to anyone who wants to learn ballet, at any age, as she is very approachable, has excellent credentials and is a great person to share your love for ballet with!”
Anna Stasinou, City Worker

“Karis Scarlette who has obviously taken all of her past knowledge as a former student at The Royal Ballet School, and applied it to the teaching of beginners expertly; moulding a 60 minute class into a stress-free and extremely fun work-out. If you are toiling in a sweatbox doing yoga, change into a pair of ballet shoes and get to one of her classes asap.”
Marius Arnold-Clarke, Freelance Production Manager