Meet The Teachers

Lauren Reynolds
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Lauren began training with Monica when she was 15 and trained in the full time program for 3 years. she returned to the ballet studio 3 years ago to further her education.
she has danced the 2nd shade Variation from La Bayadere, Paquita 4th variation and The Arabian from the Nutcracker and has had the opportunity to perform in the Nutcracker in the National Convention Centre Dublin.  

Lena Levins

Lena Levins - born in St.Petersburg, Russia, where she studied ballet and art at Sviridov School of Arts and then under Marina Pomerantseva, who was taught by Agrippina Vaganova and then danced at the Kirov (Mariinsky) theatre.
Upon coming to Ireland in 2012 she joined the Monica Loughman Ballet company as a dancer, and in 2017 started teaching. Lena has a red diploma in Pedagogy.

Anton Ploom

Anton graduated from the A.Y. Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet in St Petersburg in 2001. Antonio won the International Ballet Competition in Italy in 2007. In 2015 he graduated from the Vaganova Academy again. This time as a teacher (Magistracy)

Nikolay Semenov

Nikolay Semenov - Graduated from the A.Y. Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet In 2001. Then in 2011 as a teacher. In 2017 he began studying for a PHD.


Anastasia Lomachemkova - Graduated in 1998 from the A.Y. Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet. And then again as a teacher in 2013. She is the gold winner of the International Ballet Competition in Hungary in 2008. In 2017 her and Anton created their own ballet company in St Petersburg.