Laud Ballet School

We’re an established, RAD registered ballet school based in the North East of England.

Proprietor Jo Laud is a Royal Academy of Dance qualified teacher with many years experience nurturing, coaching and developing dancers of all ages.  

Laud Ballet School is ideally located and easily accessible via the A19, attracting students from across Teesside, County Durham and North Yorkshire. 

Our students come from a wide variety of locations including; Stockton on Tees, Billingham, Wynyard, Middlesbrough, Thornaby, Yarm, Hartlepool, Darlington, Sedgefield, Bishop Auckland, Redcar, Northallerton and Durham.

One of Two Purpose Built Studios – Laud Ballet School

If you’re seeking advice on introducing your child to ballet or you would like to hear about our classes for adults Jo Laud would be happy to discuss. You can drop Jo a line via WhatsApp or click here.

During the past two years we’ve taken our school both online via YouTube and Zoom and into a newly refurbished and purpose designed, fully Covid-19 compliant location.  Based at The Picture House in Billingham we have two sizeable studios purpose built for our students.  We also have a large reception area where parents can comfortably stay whilst lessons are underway.

" No one's ever lonely in a dance class"

A quote from Gary Avis
Senior Répétiteur and a Principal Character Artist of The Royal Ballet