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.

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.

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’

Lauren Thompson

Age started Dancing: 3

Subjects Studied: Ballet, Tap, Modern, Jazz, Singing & Drama

Qualifications/Experience: IDTA Associate Street Dance, Acrobatic Arts Certification Level 1 & 2, NCSSE Cheerleading including Stunting & Tumbling, First Aid, Safeguarding, Health & Safety at work.

Most Memorable Moments/Achievements: Former Cheerleader for Huddersfield Giants, Performed at Wembley Stadium. Choreographer for Legally Blonde (HAOS) 2019.

Favourite Genres: Commercial & Musical Theatre

Best Thing about Teaching: Seeing children improve to the best of their ability.

Favourite Inspirational Quote: ‘Don’t doubt yourself, work hard and make it happen’.

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, Currently training for 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 people who never quit.’

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jordanna Senior

Age started Dancing: 3

Subjects Studied: Ballet, Tap, Modern, Jazz, Contemporary, Street & Cheerleading

Qualifications/Experience: Level 1 & 2 Cheerleading, Stunting and Tumbling (BGU), Acrobatic Arts Level 1, First Aid. Currently training for IDTA Level 3 and 4 Ballet.

Most Memorable Moments/Achievements: Dancing with Union J at Headingley Stadium, Dancing at Wembley for Rugby League Challenge Cup Final (in front of Prince Harry!)

Favourite Genres: Tap & Modern

Best Thing about Teaching: Seeing a student’s face light up when they master something that they’ve worked super hard on. Nothing beats that feeling.

Favourite Inspirational Quote: ‘Believe in yourself and you’re halfway there’.

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