Our support staff comes in the form of previous teachers as well as the many volunteers we have from parents, family and friends. Our team works so hard at shows and events and we are very lucky to have such a large support network that enables our students to have such fantastic opportunities.
Jessica Hamilton was a student at the school for 15 years and completed all her grades up to Intermediate Performers Award in Ballet. She passed her Pre Associate Freestyle teaching qualification with the highest possible mark, Distinction and was a valued member of our teaching team up to 2018. We wish Jess all the best of luck as she embarks on her Engineering course at Durham university. Jess will be back to cover classes and help with shows and exams.
Beth Newell taught at the school between 2014 and 2016, teaching our Saturday classes as well as leading our Junior Company Dancers. Unfortunately Beth could no longer teach for us due to her full time position but will still continue to chaperone events and cover classes from time to time. Beth is qualified both with the IDTA in Freestyle and the NATD in Contemporary as well as being a qualified Zumba and Metafit Instructor.
Stephanie Murray taught at the school between 2006 and 2011 and also continues to help backstage and may cover classes. Steph recently worked with our company dancers on a cheerleading piece which saw them through to Blackpool in a competition. She has a degree in Dance, is a qualified Cheer coach and Level 5 gym coach. She is Head of Dance at Benfield Secondary School.
Lyndsay started as a student at the school from the age of 9 and stayed with us to complete her grades then go on to achieve her Pre Associate Teaching qualification in Ballet. Lyndsay was a great asset to the school and continues to come back to help with shows and to see everyone. Lyndsay has just graduated from Chester University where she studied Animal Behaviour and is embarking on her career in Chester.
We currently have several senior students assisting with some classes. These students have trained with me for many years and study the full spectrum of styles within the school. The girls are a massive help to the Teachers when delivering sessions.