Staff

clareMrs Clare Pugh ARAD AISTD DIP Teaching Cert (principal)

Miss Clare graduated from Northern Ballet School gaining all teaching certificates in RAD ballet and ISTD ballet, tap, national and modern theatre dance.
Once leaving Northern Ballet school she worked and lived in Greece for 10 years teaching and managing two schools. She choreographed for Athens dance school competition each year as well and entering all ages of children for RAD and ISTD examinations.
Miss Clare taught English as a foreign language in a private English school and movement and dance in nursery schools in the town of Larissa.

After leaving Greece, Miss Clare taught as Head of Dance at St James Independent School for Girls.
Following that she started teaching at Holland House Prep School where she is the form teacher of year 2.

Miss Rachel Gradwell ARAD PDTD RTS – Ballet Teacher , Tap Teacher and Jazz/Modern Teacher

Miss Rachel is joining Instep School of Ballet September 16.
She trained at The Millennium Performing Arts School  where she gained extensive experience in performing arts. She then went on to further her knowledge and trained at The Royal Academy of Dance to gain Registered Teacher’s status and Associate of the RAD.
Miss Rachel has performed at The Royal Opera Company playing the parts of dancer and actress in L’heure and La Calisto. She has also performed numerous times in Disney Land Paris. Rachel is currently teaching Ballet, Tap and jazz/Modern.

 

page1image11760Miss Joana Veloso RAD BSC Hons Ballet Teaching Studies. AISTD Teaching RAD ballet and ISTD Modern, Jazz, Tap 
Miss Joana comes from Portugal where she has had extensive training and teaching the RAD and ISTD syllabi.
Miss Joana has had experience in teaching for Associação Social e Cultural de Sobrado, Valongo (Portugal) where she prepared pupils not only for examinations but for competitions too. She has taught for Mandy Fouracre Dance Academy, Accra (Ghana)in Ghana where she prepared pupils for vocational examinations and choreographed for shows. Miss Joana is currently teaching Ballet, Tap and Modern Theatre Dance.

saphiaMiss Saphia – Teaching Assistant

Miss Saphia is currently studying and has gained up to Intermediate Foundation with Instep School of Ballet. Saphia assists on Saturdays.