Miss Claire – Principal.
BA (Hons) LRAD ISTD CDE ISTD DDE DIP BBO (TQL6) ATS RTS QTLS.
Miss Claire trained at the Royal Academy of Dance gaining her BA (Hons) in the Art and Teaching of Ballet and Licentiate for excellence in ballet teaching. She has a Certificate of Dance Education and a Diploma in Dance Education from the ISTD and a Diploma in Dance from the British Ballet Organization.
Miss Claire has been teaching for nineteen years in London and New York. She has taught dance with Tring Park School for Performing Arts, Italia Conti Theatre School and was a Choreographer at The National Youth Ballet.
As a Choreographer Claire has devised a version of Petrushka for the Wimbledon Music Festival, making innovative use of puppets and projections and working with dancers from ENB, Matthew Bourne and Rambert. Whilst living in New York Claire worked as a Teacher with Rockland Youth Dance; her students starred in Broadway's Mary Poppins.
Claire has been a Mentor for trainee teachers on the Royal Academy of Dance's Professional Dancers Teaching Certificate. Claire regularly has trainee teachers with the ISTD assist her to complete the teaching hours need to gain the Diploma in Dance Education.
Claire has also taught at Italia Conti, Central School of Ballet and London Theatre School.
Claire has her DBS check, first aid, safeguarding training and chaperones license.
Miss B - Diploma (Level 6) ISTD DDE ISTD RTS - Teacher
B Studied at the incredible Laine Theatre Arts, gaining a level 6 diploma in Musical Theatre.
She also studied at the world famous The Urdang Academy, Birmingham Ormiston Academy and Birmingham Royal Ballet Associates.
B has completed her ISTD DDE Tap and Modern qualification. She is currently studying towards her DDE Ballet.
B has seven years of dance teaching experience across London. B has her DBS, First Aid, Safeguarding and Chaperones License.
Miss Elizabeth ARAD ISTD DDE - Teacher
Elizabeth is studying at the world-famous Laine Theatre Arts. She is studying towards her level 6 Professional Dance and Musical Theatre and is in her final year of her BA (Hons) in Musical Theatre Arts. She has her advanced 2 dance exams in ballet, tap and modern.
She is finishing up her ISTD teaching examinations in ballet, tap and modern. She has two years of teaching experience, including at Laine Theatre Arts within the children’s department.
Elizabeth has completed in the England and the TDCI Championships. She was the TDCI Merseyside and Crewe Senior Ballet Champion of 2019
Elizabeth has her DBS, First Aid, Safeguarding and Chaperones License.
Miss Fran - DDE ISTD RTS - Teacher
Fran started dancing when she was 3 years old at Laine theatre arts, when she was 16 she then attended the London Russian ballet school in clapham full time for 3 years where she trained in ballet, pointe, character, and Pas de deux, Fran done numerous shows a year with the school in theatres around London and in primary schools. Fran has her Diploma in Dance Education in Ballet with the ISTD.
She is DBS checked, safeguarding trained and first aid trained.
Miss Grace - Ba (Hons) - Teacher
Miss Grace has graduated with a BA (Hons) in Dance from Roehampton University with a first class degree. Grace choreographed for the Roehampton Dance team.
Prior to that she trained at the Royal Academy of Dance. She is an ex-student of Ewell Dance, and we are thrilled that she is coming back to teach for us.
She is currently working towards her teaching qualifications. Grace has her DBS, First Aid and is Safeguarding trained.