Our Teachers

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Miss Ari

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 25 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.

Miss Natasha

Natasha’s love of the arts grew from a childhood filled with dancing. This led her to train as a professional dancer at the CDET accredited Creative Academy, where she gained a BA Hons.

Graduating in 2019 she has performed for the Major of London, National sports leagues and multiple corporate jobs. Alongside this she discovered her passion for teaching and chose to peruse her career as a dance teacher.

Since moving to London she has taught in multiple disciplines and is excited to continue her journey as a dance teacher.

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Miss Eva

Eva graduated from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in 2012.

She has performed in the London 2012 Olympics closing ceremony, the City of London Festival, as well as performing in art galleries and TV adverts. Eva has toured with the contemporary dance company The Natashas Project, which raises awareness about human trafficking.

Eva has taught contemporary, ballet, tap, and hip-hop in a variety of settings. These include schools in Cambodia and a centre for rehabilitation for spinal injuries in Bangladesh. She has also worked with adults with learning disabilities, universities, nurseries and young children.

Miss Leila

Leila started dancing from a young age at Italia Conti, where she developed her passion and love for the arts. She went on to graduate with a BA(Hons) in Musical Theatre and Dance from Millennium Performing Arts, training in the styles of ballet, jazz, contemporary, commercial/street and lyrical dance.

She has performed as a dancer at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, in music videos, on stage and film productions.

Since graduating, Leila has gained much experience teaching several different styles of dance and age groups.

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Miss Anuschka

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.

Miss Jade

Jade started dancing at the age of 4 at Totnes school of dance, a dance school in Devon. She there learnt many different styles such as Ballet, Contemporary, Tap, Modern and Commercial.

Whilst studying at the dance school, Jade competed in and achieved many awards from local dance festivals and regional competitons. She had a chance to participate in the Dance World Cup for three consecutive years, achieving bronze, silver and gold medals.

At the age of 18 Jade enrolled into a professional dance college in London to continue her dance and musical theatre training. She has recently graduated with a BA hons in Professional dance and Musical Theatre from Doreen Bird College, where she now hopes to continue her training and fulfil her dreams of performing in the West End.

Jade also has a passion for fitness and has recently started training as a personal trainer/ fitness instructor. She hopes to pursue this profession alongside her teaching/ performing career.

Miss Anita

After performing as an improvisation dancer in several settings in the Netherlands, Miss Anita decided to study dance academically in the UK. She was awarded a bursary to study at the Trinity Laban Conservatoire, where she gained Diploma in Dance Teaching and Learning (children and young people) Level 6 teaching qualification. Miss Anita then furthered her education at Birkbeck University.

Miss Anita has always loved teaching. She started at the age of 16 and carried on alongside her studies. She was trained in Street Dance/ Hip Hop, RAD Ballet, Contemporary Dance, Jazz Dance, African People’s Dance, Contact Improvisation and Choreography.

She is specialised in teaching Early Years and Primary stages and has worked as a guest teacher in many schools and nurseries. Over the last few years, Miss Anita has increasingly grown fond of Tango and is now running an Argentine Tango school with her dance partner, for adults. The last venture before the lockdown was setting up a Performance Group for elderly people to perform Argentine Tango at Tate Modern’s Flourishing Lives festival.

Miss Berni

Berni started dancing from an early age and is trained in BBO Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Street Dance and Contemporary.

Whilst in Coventry, Berni trained at Three Spires Dance School and joined the Coventry Youth Operetta Group, as well as the Belgrade Youth Theatre where she performed in many productions at the Belgrade and The Butts Theatre.

Berni then moved to London to complete her BA Honours Performing Arts Degree. Since leaving University, Berni has performed in many shows including performances in the West End, The O2 Arena and The Olympic Stadium.

Berni is IDTA qualified and began teaching dance in 2005 after being asked to choreograph a Tap routine for a London based theatre group. She has since taught for other theatre groups and worked in many school, taking two of her groups to perform at Fairfield Halls as part of the Making History Dance Show.

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

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Miss Erika

Erika is an energetic, friendly and creative dance teacher with a strong performance background.

Miss Erika obtained a certificate in performing arts at Liceo Artistico Coreutico Musicale in Italy, followed by a bachelor’s degree at La Accademia Nazionale Di Danza in Rome (Italy). She there specialised in Contemporary Dance (Cunningham, Limon, Release, Modern dance) to then complete a Level 3 diploma as Fitness Instructor and Personal trainer.

During her dancing career, Erika won several competitions of classical/ballet and contemporary dance, both in Italy and in the UK, and worked with various dance companies such as “Sanctiondance”. She also had a chance to perform in musicals.

Miss Erika loves to offer her knowledge and experience to her students in a safe, fun and creative environment. She believes that the language of dance can be spoken through storytelling, imagination and is very excited to be part of our team.

Miss Naomi

Naomi started dancing at age 3 and was interested in performing arts from a very young age.
 
She graduated from Trinity Laban Conservatoire with a BA in Musical Theatre in 2020, which included professional training in singing, acting and various dance styles.
 
Naomi has performed in several shows at the Edinburgh Fringe, including Les Miserables and Sister Act, as well as in the Greenwich Music Time West End Proms alongside some West End stars. 
 
With her broad teaching experience in a variety of contexts including workshops and weekly classes, Naomi is passionate about inspiring the next generation to dance. She specialises in ballet, tap and hip hop dance styles at primary and pre-primary stages, as well as singing and musical theatre.
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Miss Norma Jean

Norma Jean did her professional training at Performers College on the 3 year Musical Theatre course and received her Trinity National Diploma.
She has worked extensively in the arts in various areas, such as Musical Theatre, Studio/Session Singing, TV, Film and was involved with the tour and documentary of former X Factor contestant Rhydian Roberts. Her most notable credits include West Side Story,  Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Carousel”, Les Miserables, Singer for Cameron Mackintosh and the ISTD Centenary Gala at Sadlers Wells
 
In 2014 Norma Jean decided to take a break from performing and put her focus in to teaching. She ran a successful stage school in Dublin, teaching different dance styles. Whilst  loving the profession, she missed London and performing so much that she decided to  return to the capital to combine the two. 
 
Since then, she has been teaching at many schools, most notably on the faculty of the Royal Academy Of Dance Headquarters in Battersea.