All of our staff are fully qualified, DBS checked and safeguarding trained.

Our Team

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 fifteen 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 is 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 Clare ISTD DDE RTS - Teacher

Clare started her training at Laine Theatre Arts at aged 4 and was also on the associate programme at Central School of Ballet. After this she went on to train for a further 3 years at the Northern Ballet School in Manchester where she gained a DaDA award. She studied ballet, tap, jazz, modern, contemporary, commercial, singing and acting. She also gained her ISTD teaching qualifications in ballet and modern.

 

Since graduating in 2017, Clare has danced in theatre production shows on a cruise ship travelling around South America and Northern Europe. She has also danced in various professional dance videos as well as charity and corporate events. Clare also has her DBS.

 

Harrison Johns ISTD DDI - RTS Teacher

Harrison trained at Italia Conti Theatre Arts School. He has his ISTD DDI teaching qualifications in tap and modern and has been working as a freelance dance teacher across Surrey and London for six years. He is DBS Checked.

 

His performing CREDITS include:

Lets dance for comic relief, (BBC1 Live)

School for stars (CBBC)

School of silence (CBBC)

Mamma Mia soundtrack

Italia Conti Centenary show (Hayley Newton)

Over The Rainbow (Karen Halliday)

Model (Back the bid)

Model (Spotlight)

Fame Junior Cast (West end live)

Peter Pan (Spillers Pantomime)

Oliver (BANJOS)

Miss Shayna ISTD DDE RTS - Teacher

Shayna started her training at the BRIT school for performing arts where she studied a Level 3 Diploma in dance. After this she went on to train for a further 3 years at Bird college- a conservatoire for dance and musical theatre, she graduated in July 2018 with a Level 6 diploma in Musical Theatre.

 

Her professional credits include; Dancer at the BRIT awards, Dancer for BBC’s Comic Relief, Dancer on Ant & Decs Saturday night takeaway and has performed in several pantomimes as well as dancing for various charity events.

 

Shayna is a qualified ISTD Tap and Modern teacher with a DBS and has been teaching children of various ages for 4 years. 

 

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