PBT Official Tutor of Egypt
Progressing Ballet Technique (PBT) is an innovative body-conditioning and strengthening program that has been designed to enhance students' technique by focussing on training the muscle memory required in each exercise in all forms of dance. It is a unique training system using ballet-technique specific exercises to train skill acquisition in a graded and progressive manner from junior through to advanced levels.
The program helps with injury prevention and rehabilitation and enhances the ability of athletes to perform at their best. It can be difficult for students to feel which muscles initiate the correct alignment in training. However, with the use of an exercise ball, the students gain a great sense of posture and weight-placement whilst feeling each correct muscle group working throughout each exercise, which then stays with them when whilst performing in dance or their chosen field of sport
PBT focuses on core strength, weight placement and alignment of the body with a gradual approach of carefully designed exercises and repetitions of these exercises that trigger their muscle memory. Over 3500 schools globally have added PBT classes in their curriculum for students.
Heba Mostafa was born in Egypt, she started her ballet training when she was 8 years old at the Academy of Arts Cairo. Heba received her Ballet Diploma from Academy of Arts Cairo in 1999 Egypt; In 1997 -2006, she continued her dancing career at the Cairo Opera House as a Soloist performing all repertories such as The Nutcracker , Cinderella , Don Quixote , Lorkiana , Le Corsaire , Osiris And Isis , Carmen , Zorba , And Swan Lake. Besides her career as a ballerina in Egypt, Heba started to teach and choreograph for talented children. In 2007, she moved to the UAE, Dubai where she has taught for several companies. In 2013, Heba became an Associate of the RAD and completed her studies as a RAD Registered Teacher, as well as a monitor for RAD. In 2014 Heba started her own dance school and is currently the principal of Aspire Ballet Dubai. She teaches Ballet, pointe all levels, PBT and Contemporary; as well she is freelance Choreography for Sharjah National Theatre, UAE, where she has been nominated for the Best Arab Creator Award 2015, 2017 and 2018 in the Sharjah International Theatre Festival.
Marie Walton - Mahon has inspired her with the PBT program since 2015, until she became PBT certified in 2018. In 2019 she continued her study and received her Master degree of Artistic dance from Belgrade Dance Institute. She believes that the PBT program is a supplementary training method, which helps students with their basic classes such as Ballet or Contemporary, as the exercises will provide movement progress. Her mission is to provide each student with the highest standard of classical ballet training, which nurtures the soul and promotes self-confidence.