Training: London School of Classical Dance, West Street School.
Ballet career: Denzil Bailey trained at the London School of Classical Dance from 1982–1985. Bailey would often perform corps de ballet roles in Harold King’s London City Ballet while training at the school. He auditioned and worked for the London Festival Ballet (now English National Ballet) in 1988–1996.
Bailey was the original ballet master and choreographer for Ballet Black in 2001. He has taught classical ballet classes around the world and currently teaches at the Royal Ballet School, Middlesex University, Dance Works, Pineapple Dance Studios, as well as in Singapore, New Zealand, various Summer intensives in and around Italy, among others. He has taught company classes for Ballet Black, Neo Ballet, Rambert, Random, Skanes Danse and Tavaziva.