Our teachers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arianna Wills (Principal)

After having performed in various ballet and Jazz companies in Italy and abroad, Arianna qualified as a teacher at the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) and started her student’s exams at the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance (ISTD). She moved to the UK in 2005 to work for a prestigious school in Central London and founded Eos Dance in 2010. She has worked for 20 years in Italy and UK with children and adults of all ages and levels and is now a mentor of the Royal Academy of Dance, currently training prospective new teachers.

Ari is also a Pilates and fitness trainer, seniors’ instructor, diet and supplementation consultant, a rehab advisor and a Sports and Remedial Massage therapist, having graduated at the North London School of Sports Massage.

 

Maria Moura

Originally from Portugal, Maria trained at the LampDance Academy, where she studied the method of the Royal Academy of Dance method up to Advanced Vocational level.

Maria then attended the Escola Superior de Dança obtaining a BA (Hons) in Dance. During her last year at the University, she was awarded a Sócrates/Erasmus scholarship and spent 3 months at Danshogskolan University College of Dance in Stockholm, Sweden. Since graduating, she has worked with various companies including Vortice Dance Company (National and International Tour), Dance Festivals, in Music Vídeos, TV and Bricolage Dance Movement. Maria is a fully qualified IDTA Freestyle Associate Dance Teacher with long experience teaching ballet and contemporary to children of all ages.

 

Sarah Ah-sam

Born in France, Sarah has 18 years of experience in dance education. She began teaching in France to then pursued her passion in England (Kent, Essex and recently London), as well as in Mauritius. IDTA Dance teacher since 2010, Sarah’s enthusiasm and “Joie de vivre” immediately are known to leave anyone following her classes.

Sarah teaches children and adults, delivering unique programs for learners of all abilities and all ages in a variety of dance styles (Ballet, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Street Dance, Freestyle, Disco, Bollywood, African dance, Belly dance, Swing dances) and fitness classes (Zumba, Bokwa).

Her recent achievement of a Master in Dance education at the Royal Academy of Dance is a further credit to her professionalism.

Emily Wratten

Emily specialises in Ballet and Contemporary dance and has experience in teaching a variety of dance techniques.

After completing her professional training at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, she went on to gain registered teaching status with the Royal Academy of Dance. Emily has been working professionally in the sector since 2008 and has toured as a performer and choreographer in the UK and abroad.

She has a range of practice in dance theatre work, including experience teaching A-Level and GCSE dance from the national curriculum. In 2009, she studied at the prestigious Martha Graham School in New York City, where she was able to further develop her knowledge and skills.

 

Anuschka Socher

Anuschka was born in Germany, where she trained as a professional classical and contemporary dancer.

She performed with the opera ballet of Nuremberg State Theatre in 2013. At the same time, she graduated in dance education.

Anuschka then decided to move to London to further her career in dance and teaching. She has here appeared in stage productions, music videos, short films and photoshoots.

Her main focus is teaching young children. She is however highly skilled and experienced with a variety of age ranges and in several dance styles.

 

Abiola Bello

Abiola Bello is a professional street dancer and teacher, who has performed for over 10 years in prestigious venues such as The Royal Opera House, The Barbican, Sadler’s Wells, Hammersmith Apollo, Stratford Theatre Royal. She has appeared on The Apprentice, Got To Dance Street Dance AllStars The Movie, Channe 4, Breakin Convention Festival Tour and more.

Abiola has choreographed for BBC Radio House, Big Dance, Channel 4, Blueprint and recently, a piece to Meghan Trainors song ‘NO’. Some of her students have become professional dancers for Cheryl Cole, Britain’s Got Talent, Disneyland and Rihanna.

Abiola is the founder of Co-Star Arts, a performing and creative arts school for young people aged 4-8 years old.

 

Chloe Stephens

Chloe’s passion for dancing began at age 3.

She graduated with a BA/BSc in Dance Studies from Roehampton University in contemporary dance and ballet, to then attain her Diploma in Dance Instruction in ballet at The Dance College. She has been teaching at several dance schools in Herts, where she also choreographed for shows and productions.

Chloe has performed in Coppelia and Giselle with the English National Youth Ballet, as well as in ballet solos, music videos, a ballet film, contemporary pieces and in the Olympics Opening Ceremony. She thoroughly enjoys exploring other dance styles, including lindy hop, salsa, mambo, forro, anti-gravity yoga, aerial hoop and flying trapeze.

 

Bernardine Warren

Berni started dancing from an early age and was trained in BBO Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Street Dance and Contemporary. Whilst in Coventry, she trained at Three Spires Dance School. There, she joined the Coventry Youth Operetta Group and the Belgrade Youth Theatre, performing in many productions at the Belgrade and Butts Theatre. She then moved to London to complete her BA Honours Performing Arts Degree. Since leaving University, Berni has performed in performances in the West End, The O2 Arena and The Olympic Stadium.

A qualified IDTA teacher, she began teaching dance in 2005 after being asked to choreograph a Tap routine for a London based theatre group. Berni has since taught for theatre groups and worked in many schools of dance, participating with two of her groups in Fairfield Halls as part of the Making History Dance Show.

Berni is founder of Warren Performing Arts School teaching Musical Theatre and Violin.

 

Eve St Claire

Eve started her journey in the world of dance training in a number of well-established dance schools. She then entered Sylvia Young’s Theatre School, where she received intensive training in street dance, jazz and commercial. Eve subsequently gained her BA (Hons) in Performing Arts at Middlesex University, a most renowned drama school.

Whilst at the same, she continued her additional dance training, adding ballet and contemporary to the list of her specialties. She is now a long standing member of a Contemporary Dance Company, performing at Sadler’s Wells Theatre every Summer.

Eve has taught for many dance schools across the UK, as well as some part time Performing Arts schools, including Stagecoach.
As a teacher, she much enjoys working with children of all ages and abilities.

 

 

Zarah Matin

Zarah began dancing from the age of 5.

She was a part of UK Streetdance duo champions (StreetJam) from the age of 12 and placed 1st at the UK Street Dance Championships in 2009, 2011, 2013.
Some of her other performance credits include BBC 1’s Queens Coronation Concert at Buckingham Palace and Channel 4 ‘s Disney’s Frozen Xmas Special.

Zarah attended the University of East London to study a Bachelor Arts Honors degree in Dance – Urban Practice and trained is styles such as Hip Hop, Popping, Capoeira, Contemporary, House, Dancehall, Bharatatyam and Afrohouse. She graduated in 2014 and was awarded with a 1st class honours degree.

She has been teaching for six years around the UK to a variety ages, from parent and baby classes to teens, adults, individuals with disabilities, as well as the elderly.

 

Anita van de Watering

Anita has been teaching Dance for 12 years.

Specialised in Contemporary Dance, Hip Hop and improvisation as performance, she qualified as a Dance Teacher at the Trinity College London

Her dance career started when she was talent spotted and asked to perform at events and raves.

After training in Ballet, Contemporary Dance and Contact Improvisation Anita was part of “improv vi” in the Netherlands – a dance as improvisation company. A well-deserved bursary allowed her to study at Laban (now Trinity Laban Conservatoire), to then embark on a career as a Community Dance Artist. Anita has since worked in projects for schools and charities supporting people with special needs.

After graduating as a Dance Teacher, she decided to focus solely on Dance Teaching in mainly educational context.