Young Dancers Academy Physio

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Specialist dance injury rehabilitation and facility enhancement for YDA dancers!


Optimal ballet biomechanics are of prime importance to underpin safe training in young dancers. When the body's joints and muscles work in fine-tuned balance this in turn enhances the speed of technique development and overall progression.

With experience leading health care provision at the Royal Ballet School upper school, the Ballet Physio has seen the specific requirements of demanding dance training at the highest level and now enjoys bringing this level of care to aspiring young dancers at YDA.

"YDA is pleased to announce that Luke Abnett has agreed to be the school’s physio from September. Luke has an enormous amount of experience working with dancers and over the past years YDA’s connection with Luke has grown. He has a caring professional approach and we are delighted that he will be looking after our students physio needs going forward."

Kerry Williams, Executive Director

Booking your physio appointment:

In-person appointments at Natureworks (treatment rooms at Danceworks) 16 Balderton Street, Mayfair, W1K 6NT

1 hour Initial Assessment or 1 hour Follow-Up £98

1/2 hour Follow-Up £63

Online appointments via Zoom

1 hour Initial Assessment or 1 hour Follow-Up £75

1/2 hour Follow-Up £50

Pre-payment can be made online using the 'Register Now' button, and all appointments are scheduled by emailing



Luke Abnett is a highly experienced physiotherapist specialising in dance. Luke’s experience as the sole physiotherapist at the Royal Ballet School in Covent Garden as well as a House Parent to the RBS graduating year, allowed him to build expertise in effectively training vocational ballet students. Known for his unique style of informative, fun, supportive and encouraging classes, Luke enjoys teaching young dancers the science behind improving their ballet technique and getting their ballet facility in top form.