Principal – Keely Power
I received professional training at the Hammond School of Dance before continuing my education at the London College of Dance. During my training at these vocational schools, I won awards for choreography and teaching skills.
I have performed in a number of shows including the Clothes Show ‘Live’, the Radio1 Roadshow, as well as more traditional productions such as the Nutcracker and Cinderella.
I am a fully qualified dance teacher, have a B.A. Honours degree in dance and my CDE (Certificate in Dance Education and Training) in five dance styles including ballet, modern, national & tap, from the I.S.T.D. (the Imperial Society for Teachers of Dance). I attend courses regularly to keep my knowledge fresh and have recently trained as a PBT (Progressing Ballet Technique) teacher and as an Acrobatic Arts teacher.
I have been teaching for over 16 years, in which time I have successfully entered many students for exams as well as choreographing and producing many shows. My teaching experience has been in the local area, Birmingham and a dance studio in New York USA.
My passion is teaching dance and seeing my students enjoy the buzz of a dance class or performance. I get a real thrill from seeing a student work hard, improve and then achieve, whether it is in performance, exams or class
Melissa Stevens – (currently on Maternity leave)
Melissa studies at the Stella Mann College of Performing Arts, where she obtained an NQF level 6 Diploma in Professional Dance & FDI teaching qualification with the I.S.T.D. In classical ballet.
Melissa has performance experience on both stage & television, including ITV’s Britania High, variety performances & musicals
Melissa has a first class BA (Hons) degree in Professional Practice (dance education) and her I.S.T.D DDI and DDE teaching qualifications.
Holly started teaching for us in January 2015. Holly has been dancing for 15 years, learning the dance technique for Ballet, Tap, Modern, Contemporary, Jazz and Musical Theatre. She is qualified to teach Ballet, Modern and Tap.
Holly began her studies at The Crescent Academy, where her training was led by Ellen Ekers. She later trained at Stella Mann College where she was involved in many professional shows including “The Boyfriend”, “Fame” and “Smokey Joe’s Cafe”. She graduated in July 2011 and qualified with a Dance Diploma and her teaching qualification in ISTD.
Victoria joined us in September 2019. She has a passion for Musical Theatre and is keen to share it with our students.
Olivia has joined us as maternity cover. More details to follow.