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OUR TEACHERS

Our highly dedicated and passionate teaching faculty are an asset to the Academy. Our individual strengths and contrasting choreography allows us to provide a varied and inspiring dance education for our students. Our students’ exposure to our different approaches, unique teaching methods and our individual interpretation and creativity allows them to become adaptable and versatile performers.

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Becky Farrar

Age started Dancing: 3

Subjects Studied: Ballet, Tap, Modern, Theatre-Craft, Musical Theatre, Freestyle & Acro.

Further Training: Phil Winston’s Theatreworks

Qualifications/Experience: IDTA Licentiate Freestyle, IDTA Licentiate Cheerleading, IDTA Licentiate Street Dance, IDTA Associate Modern-Jazz, IDTA Associate Theatre Craft, IDTA Level 4 Ballet. Acrobatic Arts Certification Module 1 & 2. Alixa Flexibility Teacher Training Level 1 & 2. IDTA Anatomy & Physiology Diploma. Emergency First Aid, Safeguarding for Dance Schools Training, Level 3 Child Psychology diploma, Understanding Your Child & Understanding Your Teenager Course, Emotional Resilience in Early Years, Mental Health First Aider.

Most Memorable Moments/Achievements: IDTA Scholarship Nomination age 11, Yorkshire Freestyle Championship Winner at 17, Judith Silvester Young Teacher Award Winner 2017.

Favourite Genres: Ballet, Musical Theatre & Jazz

Best Thing about Teaching: How rewarding it is.

Favourite Inspirational Quote: ‘Self-doubt kills more dreams than failure every will.’

Kennedi Gorman

Age started Dancing: 2½

Subjects Studied: Ballet, Tap, Modern, Jazz, Lyrical/Contemporary, Commercial, Musical Theatre, Drama & Singing.

Further Training: Phil Winston’s Theatreworks

Qualifications/Experience: First Aid, Safeguarding, completed in July 2021 IDTA level 3 & 4 in Modern Contemporary Jazz and Ballet.

Most Memorable Moments/Achievements: Successfully auditioning for English Youth Ballet at 11, performing at Disneyland Paris twice, performing at the Carl Alan Awards and Can You Dance? Super convention in 2019.

Favourite Genres: Lyrical & Jazz

Best Thing about Teaching: Watching children improve lesson after lesson and seeing their faces when they achieve something they have been working on.

Favourite Inspirational Quote: ‘Winners are not people who never fail, but who never quit.’

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