Unlocking your best ballet form relies on comparing the body’s strengths and natural limitations with the requirements of classical ballet. Together we can create a structured optimisation exercise programme to reach your full potential.


The Ballet Physio



Meet Luke Abnett

The Ballet Physio

Luke, The Ballet Physio, worked at the Royal Ballet School in Covent Garden, London for six years. It was during this time that Luke developed his passion for helping ballet dancers achieve their true physical potential.

London City Ballet company Physiotherapist

We are proud to announce that Luke is appointed the company physiotherapist for London City Ballet. Initially performing from 1978-1996 under the patronage of Diana, Princess of Wales, the company was re-formed in 2024.

This dynamic new company will perform in London and will tour internationally in the summer. 

Luke will work with the team to help keep dancers rehearsing and performing safely, and will manage and rehabilitate dancer injuries. 

Luke will continue to be just as available to dancers at Danceworks and online for private appointments and classes.

For more information on the company, visit the company website below. 

COLLABORATION with Dance Masterclass


I’m so excited to be launching my second Dance Masterclass. This one called Beginner’s Guide To Effective Training dives deep into the fact that how you divide up your training over a week or over a year can make a big difference to how far you’ll go, how strong you will grow, and how likely you are to become injured.


An educational and entertaining resource for teachers looking for guidance of how to plan out their students’ training over a week or over a year, or for dancers looking to pace themselves to achieve their best.


This programme is designed not only for beginners but also for individuals who are new to incorporating sports science into their training regimen, aiming to maximize their rate of progress.


I’ve teamed up with Dance Masterclass to help you understand how the body’s structure affects dance. How does the core work to support you, and what can you do to improve it? How does turnout work? What’s important to know about getting the most out of your feet? 

In my Dance Masterclass you discover all this and more. With great dancer demonstrations and amazing graphics to illustrate, you’ll learn all about Anatomy for Dancers. 

Click here to try a free lesson, or subscribe with the security of a 7-day money-back satisfaction guarantee.

I find that you have a way of delivering content in a way that makes a lightbulb switch on for them!  The results of today were truly astonishing.  Seeing the difference in her posture and pelvic alignment through properly understanding how to control and engage her centre was so rewarding! The strength and flexibility exercises were also so powerful!  
She’s been at 90 degrees for ages but really could not get it much higher without really feeling like she was forcing it in her back or worse compromising her supporting leg by bending it to get it higher but after your session her leg pinged up with no stress on the body at all.  Well over 90 degrees!
Thank you again for all your hard work and enthusiasm. 

Ballet Teacher

Many many thanks for everything you have done for Sacha – your wise words were so reassuring! And your expertise so essential to his recovery. 


Ballet parent

“Wow, that was amazing!’ She’s never really had a session quite like that before!”

Alison, Eilidh's Mum

“Izabel feels her strength is increasing each week; we can really see the difference your exercises make!”

Ballet Parent

“This guy is a ballet magician, not just a physiotherapist! True results. Highly recommend!”

Sacha (Ballet Student's Parent)

“Luke’s classes are remarkable, my daughter has improved enormously and had a lot of fun along the way!”

Ballet Parent

“You have literally given me so much more strength and knowledge and have become my new normal.”

Daisy (Ballet Student)

“Luke’s classes are highly beneficial for any young dancer. He creates a hard-working environment, but one in which a lot of fun is had too! Both of my children love his classes/workshops and I have seen such improvements in terms of their general strength and technique. Needless to say, they remain injury-free due to Luke’s magic!”

Ballet Parent

“On behalf of my son, I just wanted to pass onto you how much he valued the sessions he had with Luke this summer. He said they were amazing and very challenging! He has taken away so much knowledge from Luke which he believes he will be able to channel into his dance this term.”

Sarah (Ballet Mum)

“I don’t know how Noa would be doing without your expertise! Even being 1500km away, you manage to point and solve a problem and make that it won’t happen again or become something chronic. The best physio for ballet dancers ever!”

Laetitia (Noa's Mum)

Alison Dos Santos
Alison Dos Santos
Luke is an outstanding and very experienced physiotherapist. He is unusual in that he has worked with Dancers and fully understands the training and performance processes in this field. He is also highly competent with IT making online appointment bookings easy. He keeps strictly to time allowing for planning around visits. He has a lovely studio manner making the patient the centre of his attention. He creatively tailor makes exercises to suit the individual’s needs. Gentle in approach and, like the professional he is, ‘hurts it better’.
Karen & Chris Waddington
Karen & Chris Waddington
My Son had been having one to one sessions with Luke for many years plus enjoys the online classes. Regular one to one sessions just resets his exercise regime, target areas, checks for any potential problem, gets him back on track to minimise injuries. Luke is also a massive confidence booster and helps mentally deal with the ups and downs of dance training, someone outside of school to confide in. Luke is a huge support for my son and it will continue into his professional career.
Luke is a magician. His understanding of a dancer’s body and effective remedies for all situations is awe inspiring!
Pam Gordon
Pam Gordon
I cannot recommend Luke highly enough!!! He was absolutely amazing with my son. He quickly identified the underlying cause of his non-injury related pain and provided treatment and a detailed exercise plan, all in the first session! My son was very nervous and Luke skilfully put him at ease and built a great rapport with him. His use of analogy to clearly articulate concepts on muscle usage were brilliant, enabling my son to conceptualise what was needed in each exercise. Thank you so much!!!
Meggy McMurry
Meggy McMurry
It was very useful, as usual, and effective too. Many thanks for your help!
Felicity Stewart
Felicity Stewart
Such a great help and support to my daughter which has really seen her progress!
Mary Pat Robertson
Mary Pat Robertson
Not only does Luke do wonderful work on my physical issues, but I always learn more about how to help myself deal with the strains caused by a long life in dance. Thank you, Luke!
Michelle Bloom
Michelle Bloom
Luke has provided my daughter with the most incredible tailored advice to help her overcome flexibility issues and more recently advice on additional challenges around body positioning, balance and stage performance. We would not hesitate in recommending Luke, he has literally changed my daughters life to enable her to continue the dancing that she loves. As an added bonus, each and every session with Luke is thoroughly enjoyable as he is extremely personable and always so polite and kind. Thank you Luke!