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Teachers

Terri Bowen

Principal

Terri Started dancing at the age of 4 in Kent. After a Childhood of Dance Festivals, Exams and Pantomimes, I then attended the Andrew Hardie Dance School in South Kensington, London for 3 Professional dance training. After passing my I.D.T.A Teaching Exams I auditioned for Professional Dancing Contracts which lead to work in Tenerife, South Africa, South Korea, Portugal, Summer Seasons, Pantomimes, UK Tour of ‘No No Nanette’, Cruises in America & Alaska, TV Work and a member of Dougie Squires 2nd Generation. Quodos Productions asked me to become their choreographer but I turned it down to work as Head Dancer aboard P&O ‘SS Canberra’ where I worked for 5 years and a member of the original Stadium Theatre Company. After a vast experience of the Performing Arts I opened my Dancing School in 1991 and now love passing on my knowledge to many inspiring dancers.

Nicola Bowen

Company Co-Ordinator

Nicola graduated from Italia Conti Arts Centre in July 2013, having previously been a pupil at the school since the age of 2 and a half. During her Professional career Nicola has worked for Merlin Entertainment, BBC Children in Need, Jonathan Heaven Productions, 5 Star Live and Warner Leisure Hotels as Dance Captain. While dancing for Warners she gained her Shallow Water Aerobics qualification and Gold Certificate in Fitsteps. Nicola now teaches all dance genres and ages at the school and is a fully qualified member of the IDTA holding 4 Diploma's with Distinction and 5 Licentiate Degrees with Distinction.

As well as teaching all genres and ages Nicola is also our Company co-ordinator where she is responsible for coordinating choreography, competition entries, rehearsals and schedules and liaising with parents on all aspects regarding the competitive team.

Melissa Angove

Company Choreographer & Teacher of Ballet & Modern Jazz

Melissa graduated from ‘Performers College’ in Essex as a qualified teacher with the I.S.T.D. Melissa has worked professionally on UK tours, pantomime, corporate events and on several exclusive cruise ships as a dancer/aerialist. Whilst onboard, Melissa also held the roles of company manager and dance captain for several years. Furthermore, Melissa has also choreographed for several shows overseas. Melissa teaches all ages within the school and has won awards for her choreography.

Danielle Waldron

Stage School & Audition Preparation

Danielle graduated from The Urdang Academy with a National Diploma in Professional Musical Theatre and an ISTD teaching qualification in Modern. Her first job upon graduating was in 'Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire' where she played a Beauxbaton Girl. She went on to perform in many West End Shows and UK Tours including Grease, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, White Christmas, Aladdin and Singin' In The Rain. Danielle now enjoys teaching students the performance skills and technique they need to achieve their dreams.

Kelsey Hockerday

Street Dance & Commercial

For over a decade Kelsey has been working as a Street and Commercial dancer, teacher, and choreographer. After graduating with a BA in dance studies, Kelsey continued her training with the ‘Urban Strides – Street dance specialists’ where she was selected to undertake the world’s first government accredited street dance qualification and became one of the first teachers in the UK to achieve an ADPA in authentic street dance.

Kelsey has trained and worked with some of the industries greatest dancers, choreographers, and street dance pioneers and has danced alongside multiple dance companies/crews and continues to be a staple member at BASE Dance Studios in London, where she continues to train with other elite dancers.

Her Years of experience and dedication have led her to be able to choreograph for London's West End, the BBC and several national dance projects. In addition to this Kelsey has performed as a dancer for the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Sky One, and has also appeared alongside Ant and Dec on Saturday night TV.

Amy Page

Guest Teacher

Amy is currently in her fourth year at Morea Performing Arts on a scholarship, where she has gained a Diploma in Singing and is working towards her Diploma in Dance Education for Ballet and Modern (ISTD) and a Diploma in Performing Arts. Whilst training for her DDE, she has worked closely with Katie Morea, Lynn Richardson and Teresa Theodoulou, who were the original creators of the syllabus and with Dr Ross McKim as a participant in the filming for the release of the new ISTD Contemporary syllabus. Prior to her training at Morea Performing Arts, Amy attended Summerscales Performing Arts, Woking, where she gained outstanding marks in her Advanced 2 Modern, Ballet and Tap exams and was extremely successful within the All England Dance Festivals and the Dance World Cup. She has already started her professional career, performing in the ensemble for the pantomimes Dick Whittington and His Cat at The Everman Theatre Cheltenham (2017-2018) and Cinderella at The Everyman Theatre Cheltenham (2019-2020).

Ella De Vivo

Tap Choreographer

Ella graduated from Performers College in 2018 with a Diploma in Professional Dance. During her final year of training, she performed in the pantomime ‘Peter Pan’ with Qdos Entertainment, as the understudy of Tigerlily. Since graduating, she has performed in shows such as ‘Hooray For Hollywood’ and most recently ‘Saturday Night Fever The Musical’. She has also worked as a Dancer/Aerialist in the show ‘In The Air’ onboard Royal Caribbean’s Liberty of the Seas.

Yasmine Amiss

Guest Teacher

Yasmine Amiss trained at Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts in London where she graduated and completed her three year diploma in Performing Arts in 2014. Yasmine is a professional Dancer, Aerialist, Acrobat, Singer, Multi skilled Fire Artist and Stilt walker performer. She is also a level 2 qualified Acrobatic Arts instructor. Yasmines recent experience as a performer was working for TUI sensatori in Dominican Republic as a Dancer, Aerialist, Dance Captain, Entertainment Manager in 2019 and Ibiza Sensatori as a Dancer Aerialist in 2020. She is currently working with TAG as a Rehearsal Director for Sensatori.

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Terri Jayne Theatre Arts
The Dance House, 38 Guildford Road,
Lightwater, Surrey GU18 5SN