Teaching Staff

Principal

Natalie trained locally in the area since the age of 3, taking up Ballet, Tap and Modern with the ISTD. Her very first performances included productions in the West End and with the English Youth Ballet, whilst also taking exams in all three disciplines. Natalie then went onto study A-Level Dance, before attending Margaret Howard Theatre College to study dance and teacher training full-time. During her training here, she performed in local theatre productions, and on board an MSC Cruise Ship. Natalie developed a passion for teaching others at a young age whilst assisting in classes, and then taking on her own classes at the age of 18.

Since starting dance, Natalie has had a determination to set up her own school. The school aims to nurture, develop and allow children to grow into strong, able, skilled dancers, whilst having fun in relaxed, friendly atmosphere.

The school is registered with the ISTD, Acrobatic Arts, and all teachers are fully qualified and DBS checked, with regular First Aid training.

Miss Jessica

Jessica trained at Performers College where she completed the 3 year musical theatre course. She has been dancing since she was 3 training in tap, ballet, jazz and street dance. While working and auditioning in the industry she teaches at local schools giving the students as much knowledge as possible while also having a great time! 

Jessica currently teaches our commercial classes held in Downley and Monks Risborough.

Her television credits include:

NETFLIX, TOP BOY, Shop Assistant; BBC, WANNABE, Young Mel;ITV, TOONATTIK, Pie Girl;SKY 1, THE ATHENA, Dancer/Student;DISNEY, IDENT, Cheerleader; ITV, This Morning, Dancer. 

Her live/theatre performances include: 

Pantomime, Dancer/Cover, PETER PAN; Dancer, NFL OPENINGWembley Stadium;Dancer, FA CUP FINAL Wembley Stadium; ENSEMBLE, THE RAILWAY CHILDREN;Dancer/Cover, SANTA CLAUSE TH​E MUSICALPortsmouth; Dancer, PETER PAN, Wycombe Swan;Tzeitel, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, Theatre Royal Windsor; Martha Bessell, SPRING AWAKENING, Towngate Theatre.

Miss Charlotte

Charlotte has trained in Marlow since the age of 3 in Tap, Modern, Ballet and Spanish dancing. Once she realised her love for working with young children after being a helper from the age of 12, she decided that the next step of her training would be to go to Linda Sweetzer’s TTC to get her qualification with ISTD in Tap and Modern.

 

She has performed locally with amateur dramatics societies in Marlow singing dancing and acting and is looking forward to sharing her enthusiasm for performing with her students!

Miss Emily

Emily started dancing at a young age, where she took exams with the International Dance Teachers Association (IDTA) in Ballet, Tap, Modern and Freestyle. From the age of 15 she began assisting in children’s classes and realised that her real love and interest was in teaching dance.

 

In 2007 Emily successfully auditioned for a place at Pattisons Theatre Arts, Coventry. During her time here she gained her Associate teaching qualifications in Ballet, Tap, Modern Jazz and Freestyle as well as Diplomas in Gymnastic Dance and Anatomy. She also performed in many shows and took advanced vocational exams in Ballet, Tap and Modern Jazz.

 

Since leaving her training Emily worked as a Dance teacher in England for 2 years. In 2013 Emily began working for a dance school in Budapest, Hungary and loved being part of an international environment. Here she prepared pupils for exams and also choreographed for many performances and shows. For the past 6 years Emily has been head of IDTA in the Middle East where her students have taken part in international competitions in Florida, Paris and Dubai as well as entering many more students for exams in all styles. Emily is very excited to move back to the UK and meet everyone!

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