This class caters to dancers of all levels, from beginners eager to take their first graceful steps to seasoned dancers seeking to refine their technique. Immerse yourself in the artistry, elegance, and discipline of ballet as you embark on a transformative journey of movement and expression.
Ludovic’s open-level ballet class is designed to accommodate dancers of various skill levels in a supportive and inclusive setting. Whether you are a beginner, intermediate, or advanced dancer, this class offers a versatile and adaptable curriculum that can be tailored to meet your individual needs. With a focus on technique, musicality, and artistic expression, Ludovic will provide modifications and variations to challenge and inspire every participant. This class fosters a sense of community and encourages dancers of different levels to learn from and inspire each other.
Originally from France, dancer and choreographer Ludovic Ondiviela is a former dancer of The Royal Ballet.
Ondiviela was born in Perpignan. At the age of 11, he entered the Paris Opera Ballet School, and at the age of 13, he joined the Marseille Studio Ballet Colette Armand. He later continued his training at The Royal Ballet Upper School on a Prix de Lausanne scholarship.
Among his other awards are:
- Silver medal at the 2000 Concours International de Danse, Paris.
- Gold medal at the Roseta Mauri Competition in 2002.
In his graduation year, he performed the lead role in Christopher Wheeldon's "Le Voyage" and the first couple in Kenneth MacMillan's "Concerto" at the School's annual matinee.
Ondiviela's repertoire with the Royal Ballet included roles such as the Bronze Idol in "La Bayadère," Hans-Peter/Nutcracker in "The Nutcracker," Tom Thumb in "Tales of Beatrix Potter," Alain in "La fille mal gardée," Kolia in "A Month in the Country," and Puck in "The Dream." He also performed in "Symphonic Variations," "Swan Lake," "Pas de trois," "Les Patineurs," and "Blue Boy."
Additionally, he created principal roles in Alastair Mariott's "Children of Adam," Wayne Macgregor's "Chroma," "Infra," and "Limen," as well as Christopher Wheeldon's "Alice in Wonderland."
Since leaving the Royal Ballet, Ludovic has choreographed several works, including "Dopamine" for Ballet Black, "Lost" for Ballet Ireland, "Cassandra" for the Royal Ballet at the Royal Opera House, "4 times 4" for Gandini Juggling, "Sliver Of Sky" for Amnesty International (featuring the Royal Ballet, ENB, and Rambert), an Activia commercial directed by Jordan Scott, Julien David's catwalk show at Paris Fashion Week, "La Ronde" (ROH rehearsal and development), "Giselle" for Ballet Ireland at the Edinburgh festival, "Insomniac Fables" for Makeshift Company in Helsinki, and "Untitled" for Scottish Ballet (rehearsal and development) and Huis Clos at the Montreux Festival (Paris Opera).
He has also worked on "Systeme AI" for Men In Motion/Ukrainian National Ballet at Sadler's Wells.
Ludovic has completed a professional drama training course at the Actors Temple in London, where he learned the Meisner technique of acting.
Furthermore, Ludovic has been teaching ballet and choreography classes for Enavant Ballet School in London, Danceworks London, Vanessa Palmer School of Dance, the Royal Ballet School, Ballet Ireland, Scottish Ballet, and the Royal Ballet.