I have had a passion for dance for as long as I can remember and my dream was to become a professional dancer and a dance teacher. I attended two local dance schools until I was old enough to go to the Northern Ballet School in Manchester, where I studied for three years full time on a musical theatre course. I worked hard and managed to gain the highest achievement as a dancer, as well as three teaching qualifications in ballet, modern and tap. In 1998 I was lucky enough to be a dancer onboard Carnival Cruise lines where I performed in front of hundreds of people weekly. After fulfilling my ambition as a dancer I then returned to my home town and set up a dance school, which has been operating for fifteeen years.
In 2009 I achieved a life long ambition and join a handful of people to pass the Fellowship ballet examination which is the highest accolades a teacher of dance can achieve.
I really enjoyed my training, and now my aim is to offer this to other budding dancers and make sure they have an equal amount of enjoyment as I did. My dream to teach dance is tremendously rewarding and to see my students performing on stage and achieving amazing examination results is fantastic.
Fully registered with:
- Imperial Society for the Teachers of Dance (ISTD) in ballet, modern, tap and national
- Imperial Dance Teachers Association (IDTA) in ballet, modern and tap
- Fellowship status in ISTD ballet and Licentiate in IDTA ballet
- First Aid Certified
- CRB Approved
- Fully insured
I started dance and acrobatics lessons at a young age and then at 16 I left school to attend Preston Dance College where I studied for 4 years on the Professional Dancers and Teachers of Dance course. I continued my graded examinations including: Advanced 2 National, Advanced 1 modern, intermediate tap and intermediate Ballet. I successfully qualified as a Dance Teacher for the I.S.T.D gaining all 8 diplomas including DDI & DDE Ballet, Modern, Tap and National. I also enroled on a Foundation Degree in Professional Dance Practice at UCLAN at the age of 17 & I graduated in summer 2014.
I started teaching September 2010 -2014 for many schools in the North West, gaining experience teaching
As an ex JB School of Dance pupil I’m so happy to be back at the school as a teacher this time! I spent 6 years being taught by Miss Joanne and took part in festivals and three shows. I absolutely love working with children, seeing them grow and develop and seeing them enjoying dance as much as I do.
I have GCSE and A-level contemporary dance, courses that allowed me to explore my dance vocabulary and be as creative as I wanted to be. This creativity is something I put into practice in my classes with the school.