Miss Joanne

Joanne Bisgrove

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

Miss Helen

helenI 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


Miss Elizabeth

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.