I am a qualified dance teacher and have been teaching in many
schools across London and South Wales since graduating 6 years ago.
I studied on the Royal Academy of Dance’s BA (Hons) Ballet Education
programme, achieving registered teaching status. I have experience
teaching and choreographing in many styles of dance, to a huge range
of abilities and ages, including vocational level students, and students
who have completed their vocational training and are now applying for jobs in ballet companies.
Education and qualifications
September 2013 – July 2016
Studied on the BA (Hons) Ballet Education Programme, in conjunction with
the Licentiate of The Royal Academy of Dance programme
September 2011 – July 2013
Abbots Bromley School for Girls, Abbots Bromley, Staffordshire.
September 2007 – July 2011
Tring Park School for the Performing Arts, Tring, Hertfordshire
December 2020 – Associate Programme Officer at Ballet Cymru
September 2021 Teacher on the Pre – Professional Programme at Ballet Cymru
September 2021 Ballet teacher at Sophia Leong Dance Academy
January 2019 – Principal of Belmont School of Dance
January 2017 – Ballet teacher for Academy Performing Arts (BETTER Gym Company)
January 2017 – Dance teacher at Redbridge Classical Dance Studios, Wanstead
October 2016 –
July 2021 Ballet Teacher at Finchley Ballet School, Finchley
September Ballet teacher at MK Dance, East Croydon
September 2015 – June 2016
Royal Academy of Dance Headquarters, London. Teaching Placement, AS Level Dance. Responsible for teaching classes, rehearsing their practical exam pieces, helping with revision task, and choreographing and rehearsing a piece for the AS Level end of year show
Royal Academy of Dance Headquarters, London. Teaching Placement, AS Level Dance.
Responsible for warming up the students every day before their choreography classes, and responsible for looking after the students during their exam.
February – April 2015
SOTO Dance Company, East Finchley. Teaching placement. Responsible for teaching short sections of the class, such as travelling exercises and combinations of different genres, including commercial jazz, jazz, rock and contemporary.
Skills and achievements
Experienced in choreographing solo and group works for performance purposes and arranging enchainements/combinations for classes. Have previously choreographed a large group piece for an AS Level Dance class performance.
Achieved RAD Advanced 2 Classical Ballet Exam
Achieved my Intermediate Cecchetti exam
Achieved my Intermediate ISTD Modern
As a stage manager for school productions, I have coordinated the actors and dancers and their props for different songs and dances
As a freelance dance teacher at so many different dance schools and locations across London, I have had to learn to juggle many different things at the same time, and doing a good job at each school when I am there
As the Head of Dance prefect, was responsible for liaising with dance students and the Head of Dance about any problems or issues they faced
Choreographing and teaching multiple pieces for the school performances across all of my usual classes – which I also ended up stage managing for in addition to providing First Aid for several dressing rooms and managing my own dressing room
Performing with the RAD as part of the Patron’s Lunch Parade and the special finale, dedicated to Her Majesty, with a surprise appearance from world renowned ballet star Darcey Bussell.
Choreographing and rehearsing a piece for the AS Level End of Year Show
Performing a variety of genres of dance in my Graduation Show, including commercial jazz, hip hop, ballet, contemporary and Latin American
Choreographing and rehearsing a commercial jazz piece for my Graduation Show
Choreographing and performing a piece in collaboration with other dancers for MOVE IT 2016
Choreographing a dance for the Choreography module in my degree programme
An Evening of Dance and Musical Theatre. Abbots Bromley School for Girls, Abbots Bromley, Staffordshire. Performed several pieces of different genres, including The Sugar Plum Fairy Variation and the Dance of the Mirlitons
House Performing Arts. Abbots Bromley School for Girls, Abbots Bromley, Staffordshire. An inter house competition. I choreographed, taught the other dancers and performed in three dances for my house.
The Dance Show. Bloomsbury Theatre, London. A part in one of the jazz pieces.
The annual Tring Park Dance Course Show.
Other competencies/relevant information
During my time teaching after having graduated from RAD, I have taught every single level of RAD ballet, including Advanced 2. Whilst training I participated in a number of different summer schools, I have also gained some experience in pas de deux, repertoire and choreographing. Living in boarding houses with many other students for 6 years, and also living in shared accommodation throughout my time at The Royal Academy of Dance, has provided me with the essential experience and knowledge about cooperation, among many different people and personalities, from a variety of different countries and walks of life.
I have experience in teaching ballet, jazz and contemporary to a variety of abilities and ages.
I also have experience in tap, in addition to other styles of dance mentioned previously.
I have efficient needle skills, useful for costume preparation for both performances and competitions. My brother and I have won the UK National Paradance Championships in our category 3 times consecutively.
Photography by Ben Radford Productions