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The Tiny Ballet Company

The Tiny

Ballet Company


The Tiny Balley Company was born from the very sucessful Donna Phelps School of Dancing in 2023.
Donna is proud to be both the owner and ballet teacher at The Tiny Ballet Company (TTBC). Donna’s passion for dancing started when she was just 3 years old, and her enthusiasm for teaching blossomed at the ripe age of 14, where she helped teach pre-school and primary school students alongside her own teacher. Over the years, Donna’s fervour for ballet grew and grew, and she found herself dancing every evening after school.

Donna is a professionally trained ballerina and has danced her way from the West End, including the Drury Lane Theatre in Central London, to smaller local theatres on a regular basis. Donna took part in regular Ballet and Dancing competitions throughout the country and is honoured to have many awards under her belt.

Donna has over 10+ years of Ballet and Tap teaching experience under The International Dance Teachers’ Association.
The highlight of her flourishing career is being able to give her students the ability to be the best dancer they can be by bestowing her professional experience and energy to the children in an encouraging and engaging dance school.

Miss Donna Tiny Ballet Company Owner
Miss Chan The Tiny Ballet Company


Miss Chan

Chantelle comes from a customer service and management background. She has over 10 years of experience in the industry and prides herself on offering the highest standards in customer experience. “TTBC has given me to opportunity to do something I’m passionate about while being able to be a mum” 

We are so lucky to have you Chantelle!

Miss Lucy

Miss Lucy started her journey in the world of dance at the young age of 10.
Lucy has had the privilege of performing in numerous renowned West End theaters, including the iconic London Palladium, Sadlers Wells and The Royal Albert Hall. She also had regular spots to showcase her skills on Sky Sports and as a pre-match dancer for Premier League football clubs and Rugby teams. Performing as a backing dancer all over the country until starting a family. Beyond her professional achievements, Lucy is a loving mother to two boys. With her naturally caring nature teamed with her beautiful dance style she is perfect for The Tiny Ballet Company.
Miss Lucy The Tiny Ballet Company
Miss Charlie The Tiny Ballet Company

Miss Charlie

Miss Charlie has been dancing since the age of 3 & started her training in Musical Theatre in her home town of Northamptonshire aged 12. At the age of 18, she moved to London & was awarded the Andrew Lloyd Webber Scholarship training at Millennium Performing Arts.
Charlie’s dance & performing experience includes: Move It (Excel Centre, London), Aladdin (Compass Theatre, London), Wildlife (Bloomsbury Theatre, London) Aida, Carmen & The Wall (Royal & Derngate), The Extravaganza (NIA, Birmingham), Extravaganza (Her Majesties Theatre, London) & many more.

Charlie will be leading our Buckhurst Hill and Highams Park classes

Miss Tasha

Miss Tasha came to the UK from Malta in 1994 to further her training in dance and drama; at Bodyworks Company, Cambridge, Academy of Live & Recorded Arts and Musical Theatre at ArtsEd, Chiswick. Performing in Variety Shows at the London Palladium alongside her idols, Rita Moreno and Chita Riviera, was a dream come true.

In 2000, Tasha earned her Montessori Teacher Diploma. She worked as a Nursery Teacher and Dance Teacher at Eaton Square Schools, as well as a Performing Arts teacher and Manager with Jigsaw Performing Arts until 2011.

Since 2011, Tasha has balanced her professional commitments with motherhood, completing her BA Hons in Early Childhood an Education. Tasha currently works in a Reception class in a local Independent Prep School and is trained in SEN, Safeguarding, fire safety, and first aid. Tasha has choreographed children’s performances at the Peacock and Shaftesbury theatres, London.

Miss Tasha The Tiny Ballet Company
Miss Grace The Tiny Ballet Company

Miss Grace

Miss Grace was born in Erie, Pennsylvania. At age 11, her and her family moved to Marietta, Georgia where she pursued her passion of performing and working behind the scenes. She was working in NYC as a choreographer and teaching artist for the last two years but is now off to London to receive her Ba in directing.

Some of her favourite projects include taking on the position of choreographer of an Off Broadway show, Rathskeller A Musical Exlir, and teaching young dancers what it means to have fun in the form of dance.


Miss Nicole

Miss Nicole began her ballet journey at the age of 3 and immediately fell in love with performing.
At the young age of 10, she took part in various pantomimes and studied dance throughout school and sixth form.
She started her teaching career at the age of 16. Teaching has been the highlight of her career and bestowing the same passion and love of dancing to children
Miss Nicole The Tiny Ballet Company

The Tiny

Ballet Company (TTBC)

TTBC runs award-winning ballet dancing classes for all age groups based in Abridge, Chigwell, Highams Park, Loughton and Theydon Bois, starting with young children from the age of 12 months, right through to adults of all experience levels. Classes are taught in a fun and positive environment to boost each student’s confidence, love for dance and happiness.

Donna’s Ballet classes are the perfect way to introduce your toddlers and children to dancing (and twirling, tip toes and knee bends), listening and co-ordination from an early age, where it will support your little dancer’s early foundational years of physical development, as well as build a solid groundwork of self-discipline and self-expression.

The Tiny and her Ballet Company is proud of its values and cornerstones which underpin the business:

1. Equality and inclusiveness: At The Tiny Ballet Company, all our students are treated equally no matter their level and experience of dance, not their race, religion, or gender. Our dance students are not overshadowed by others, and everyone gets the same attention and care.
2. Honesty and integrity: The Tiny Ballet Company is built on trust and being completely transparent with all our students, partners, and suppliers. We approach all our engagements with a ‘you get what you see’ attitude; there’s no hidden agendas and fees.
3. Family care: At The Tiny Ballet Company, we treat everyone as if they’re a part of our extended family. We thrive on connection, relationships, and mutual respect.
4. Encouragement and persistence: At The Tiny Ballet Company, there’s no such thing as failure and giving up! We offer constant encouragement to all our students and perseverance is key to success. We’re here to support along our students’ journeys to being their best version of themselves, confident and ultimately, fulfilled.

COVID-19 has had a knock-on effect specifically on young children’s physical, cognitive and emotional development, without face-to-face interaction and stimulation. Dance classes are proven to increase endurance and fitness, improve general and psychological wellbeing as well as encourage greater self-confidence, esteem, and motivation. This is a huge emphasis of every class which Donna teaches, no matter your age and experience level.

My daughter Ronnie loves attending the The Tiny School of Ballet. She always comes home with a beaming smile after Donna’s classes and loves her dance teacher and ballet classes very much. Would highly recommend this school.


Teaching alongside Donna is so easy. She encourages all ages to express themselves through movement. Children always leave her classes with more confidence and happiness. I love teaching for her.


Saturday mornings are so much fun at baby ballet! My daughter loves every part and is getting better every week - each activity is starting to stick and always good at returning toys / props to the toy boxes - she always sleeps on the way home too - thank you!


Donna!! Your ballet claases are amazing! Mum and I were saying today she's joining in more there than some of the playgroups I've taken her to for months on end!! Thank you.


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