About me...


Ever passionate about dance, I began ballet classes from a young age with Mary Gibson-Madden in my home town of Cork, Ireland. I never wanted to stop dancing since!

I completed my Diploma in Dance in Cork before moving to London to train intensively to degree level in many different dance styles (London Studio Centre). I recently graduated from Roehampton University with a first class honours Masters degree in Dance, specialising in Anthropology of Dance: the study of dance, people and culture. The outcome of my research will soon be available online, watch this space!

I have enjoyed a fruitful and thrilling dance career performing in theatres, circuses, festivals, cabarets and film sets in Morocco, Spain, Turkey, India, the UAE and the USA. I continue to enjoy the pleasure of bringing dance into people’s lives through my dance teaching work in London to professional, semi-professional, rising stars and dance novices! My other passion is Pilates, which has always been integrated into my dance training and is part of my daily routine. I am a Level 3 Pilates qualified instructor and love helping people develop their strength through Pilates.

I am currently performing weekly cabaret, samba, burlesque and bellydance shows with The Folly Mixtures at Cafe de Paris, Bunga Bunga, Club Tropicana, Coco Southend and Privee Knightsbridge. I teach Pilates and barre (ballet based toning) for Gymbox and Virgin Active as well as private dance and Pilates lessons in my home studio (see Classes &Courses). For a full listing of the classes I teach, please see below.

I hope you enjoy browsing my website. Please do not hesitate at any time to contact me for information on classes or performance bookings. 

Happy dancing! 

Anna Kirakowska

 Teaching Schedule

Barre (ballet based toning): Virgin Active Mayfair: Tuesdays 7.15am. Available with Virgin Active membership.

Pilates: Gymbox Farringdon: Thursdays 5.30pm and Fridays 7am. Gymbox Old Street: Thursdays 7.30pm. Gymbox Bank: Thursdays 7.30am. Available with Gymbox membership. I teach 6 week Pilates courses in my home studio, AK Dance studio, see the studio page for the next course!

Private Dance and Pilates Tuition: Available at AK Dance Studio, Palmers Green. Get in touch and tell us what dance style you are curious about! £ 35 per hour session.

Performing Schedule

My performing schedule changes weekly, please follow me on Instagram where I post where I will be next!