• *Passionate about achieving excellence in dance.
  • *Committed to perfect the teaching of dance.
  • *Promoting self achievement and performance.
  • *Dedicated to safe practise whilst maintaining a high standard!

Tutors

"it is in the hands of the teacher that the future of any art rests, and therefore she must do all in her power to fit herself for this responsibiity." Adelene Genee

All our teachers are fully qualified, experienced and police checked. We do not allow students to supervise or take classes.

BALLET

RUTH EGERTON-STEIN ARAD Dip. PDTD RAD (RTS) PTLLS PBT certified

Following her training at the Royal Ballet School Ruth had an extensive stage career as an international dance soloist. This gave her the fantastic opportunity to dance renowned classical ballets (such as Giselle, La Fille mal Gardee, Coppelia) alongside top musicals (West Side Story, Cabaret, Evita and many more). Ruth retired from the stage to bring up her family and discovered the joy of teaching and the chance it offered to pass on the magic of dance and theatre. She received her teaching diploma from the Royal Academy of Dance with distinction and has trained and coached students, in England and Europe, to successful entry into some of the worlds top vocational dance schools. She has held a series of lectures in Hamburg on The Art of Safe Teaching Practice and Understanding Dance Technique.

As well as running her own school, Ruth maintains links with other dance establishments. She is part of the teaching faculty at Laine Theatre Arts on the professional dancer’s course where she teaches ballet. She's also an Associate Lecturer to MA students at Chichester University. Dedicated to the safe practice of teaching children whilst maintaining the high standard required for those wishing to pursue a dance career, Ruth is also committed to constant research and study to perfect the teaching of dance. In 2015, Ruth co-founded the Youth Ballet Academy with Richard Slaughter.

NATALIA SHCHELOKOVA BA (Hons). Dip. PDTD RAD (RTS) PBT certified

Following her training in Russia, she has had a highly successful professional career, dancing as a soloist with The Moscow Festival Ballet, and as Principal with The Moscow City Ballet Company and The Moscow Academic Musical Theatre. Miss Natalia is a qualified and registered teacher with the Royal Academy of Dance, and has a Diploma with honours in Pedagogic Choreography from The Russian Academy of Theatrical Arts.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

JAZZ/MODERN/TAP/MUSICAL THEATRE

Litasha Davies HND ISTD AAC

Litasha started dance at the young age of 2 and a half years old at the Whitestone School of Dancing in Gosport. Throughout the years Litasha has competed in several dance festivals including the All Englands and has performed in many shows and pantomimes around England. She has also taken part in the Gold Star Tap Awards in London for 4 consecutive years. She went on to further her studies in dance at Southdowns College where she gained a Diploma and an AS in dance and then went on to Chichester College where she graduated with HNC in dance and completed her DDI in Modern and Tap. Litasha worked away in Greece for a summer as a dancer/animator performing nightly dance shows and running the kid's mini disco. She then went on to travel Australia where she had the honour of performing with the Sydney dance company. Litasha has returned to Chichester College to complete her DDE qualification.

 
 
 

CONTEMPORARY

Charlotte Swatton BA (Hons)

Charlotte first started her training at the Ruth Stein School of dance at the age of 5. Charlotte went on to attend Ballet West in Scotland where she carried on her vocational training. During her time in Scotland, she participated in many different performances including 3 Scottish tours of classical ballets. Since graduating from Ballet West with a BA Hons Degree in dance, she has also qualified in fitness instructing and personal training. As well as teaching dance, Charlotte has worked in various events as a dancer and actor, personal training and instructing fitness classes.

 
 
 

DRAMA

Laura Sheppard BA (Hons) PCertLAM ALCM

Bio coming soon!

Consultant Physiotherapist

SARAH WILLARD

07976206993

 
 

GUEST TEACHERS

  • JEREMY KERRIDGE

    - Former principle dancer with
         Northern Ballet Company,  now teaching at Arts
         Educational School,
         Tring Park.

  • NEIL WESTMORELAND

    dip. PDTD RAD (RTS) Former
         dancer with English National Ballet, soloist with Northern Ballet, principle
         dancer with Mathew Bourne.

  • DENISE WINMILL

    ARAD RBS Dip. TTC AISTD RAD Vocational Grades Examiner