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.

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.


Tap, Jazz, Pop, Acro, Gymnastics, Singing, Drama, Musical Theatre, Workshops

Eloise started performing at the age of 4 and competed in festivals across the country where she become the All England Tap Champion by the age of 15. She also played the body double of Elizabeth Earl in the feature film The Greatest Store In The World. She then went on to win a DaDa scholarship to train at Millennium Performing Arts college London. After 3 years intensive training, her first job upon leaving was as principle dancer in the show ‘La Calisto’ at the Royal Opera House, West End. Eloise has been performing professionally ever since and her recent credits have been national and international tours as the lead in various plays and Musicals, ‘The Crazy Coqs’ Show performing with Ty Jeffries as a Crazy Coq in the West End, the lead in 3 shows touring Germany for 7 months and then on to filming Suffragette as Lady Suffragette, 2015.  Eloise has a passion for teaching and choreographing, with her crazy energy everyone loves her classes!


Nikola began her training in ballet at The Dance School of Scotland before going on to study musical theatre at Bird college. Since then she has danced at Sadler’s Wells, Cromer’s Christmas Seaside Special and Secret Cinema’s Grease.

She has also performed at The London Theatre as “Kat” in the production of Joy Division, as well appearing in adverts for American Express, Paddy Power and AquaRiva Tequila. Most recently she was featured in UNRD’s Who Killed Callux, episode as “Kirsty”, starred in an advert for Dominos and American Express for Wimbledon.

Since 2014 she has been a key member of the contemporary fusion company Ashton Collective and performed in many of their shows including Flight at The Platform Theatre (2015) and Sophie at The Old Dairy (2018).

Additionally, she teaches dance; regularly holding classes at Pineapple Dance Studios on behalf of Sol Dans Company as well as teaching Contemporary dance at King’s College.

Nikola recently choreographed two new musicals at The Drayton Arms Theatre called The Year Without a Summer and A Mother’s War.

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.