"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 staff are fully qualified, experienced and police checked. We do not allow students to supervise or take classes.
RUTH EGERTON-STEIN ARAD dip PDTD RAD (RTS) PTLLS
Following her training at the Royal Ballet School and many years as a Soloist Ruth retired from the stage and discovered the joy of teaching and the chance 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 she is a member of staff at Laine Theatre Arts and The Legat School of Dance on the professional dancer’s courses where she teaches ballet, repertoire and A level Dance. She is also Associate Lecturer to MA students at Chichester University. She is dedicated to the safe practice of teaching children whilst maintaining the high standard required for those wishing to pursue dance as a career, and committed to constant research and study to perfect the teaching of dance.
NATALIA SHCHELOKOVA Dip. PDTD RAD
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.
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.
CATHERINE HARPER Dip COT LSDE
Catherine initially trained as an Occupational Therapist, and gained a DipCOT in 1993. As an Occupational Therapist, Catherine has used Drama extensively to develop confidence and self esteem. She has taught workshops in a private capacity on Communication Skills, and supported adults to use these skills successfully in the world of work and gaining employment.
Catherine gained her Grade 8 (Gold medal)Solo Acting examination in 2011. Catherine is a member of Open Air Theatre Company, New Theatre Productions, and has performed a number of lead roles in their productions since 2001. Catherine has a LAMDA Diploma in Speech and Drama Education (LSDE). She has taught students from Key Stage 1 through to Key Stage 4 both individually and in small groups.
JEREMY KERRIDGE- Former principle dancer with
Northern Ballet Company, now teaching at Arts
NEIL WESTMORELANDdip. PDTD RAD (RTS) Former
dancer with English National Ballet, soloist with Northern Ballet, principle
dancer with Mathew Bourne.
DENISE WINMILLARAD RBS Dip. TTC AISTD RAD Vocational Grades Examiner