Sharing the joy of dancing with students of all ages and abilities.
I am a first class honours graduate and registered teacher of the Royal Academy of Dance (BA (Hons), RAD RTS).
My work in dance education has included providing sessions for mainstream schools; training and assessing post-16 students on BTEC and diploma courses; and teaching for studios, academies and schools in the private sector.
I coach students for auditions, examinations and performances. I am experienced in teaching the preparatory, graded and vocational ballet syllabi from both the RAD and BBO Dance, in addition to non-syllabus classes. I am also familiar with devising and delivering story-based lessons for toddlers, as well as teaching junior tap and jazz.
Other highlights include teaching ballet technique to competitive freestyle dancers, working with adults of all ages and abilities, and adapting classical ballet repertoire for workshops and showcases.
Following training at the Royal Ballet School, I hold the ‘Inspire’ professional development certificate for classical ballet teachers. I am a Silver Swans licensee, a certified Progressing Ballet Technique (PBT) teacher and trained in pointe shoe fitting. I have an enhanced DBS; sport, recreation and leisure liability insurance; and level 3 qualifications in first aid, child protection and fitness.
I am a fellow of Advance HE (FHEA). This is a professional status awarded in recognition of my expertise in teaching and learning and my commitment to enhancing the student experience.
DANCE TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Dance Teacher (Ballet Specialist)
2014 – Present
Private coaching and working with educational, recreational and vocational organisations.
Central School of Ballet, London
August 2019 – December 2019
CentreStage Theatre School, Milton Keynes
December 2018 – Present
Greenleys First School, Milton Keynes
November 2018 – March 2019
Dancebox Studios, Milton Keynes
January 2017 – January 2019
Platinum Dance Academy, Milton Keynes
January 2016 – April 2018
The Rosemary Lane School of Ballet, Milton Keynes
September 2014 – April 2018