Dance School Teachers

Rachel Ware  ARAD RTS

Rachel started dancing at the age of 3.  At the age of 9 she was accepted into The Royal Ballet School junior associate programme. Rachel won Gold at The All England Ballet finals in 2003 and also won the Janic Fullman Cup for the highest overall mark throughout all sections.  At 11 Rachel was accepted into The Royal Ballet School where she trained full-time for 5 years and graduated in 2008. During her time at the school she performed with The Royal Ballet Company at The Royal Opera House in Sleeping Beauty (2004), Swan Lake (2005) and Nutcracker (2006). Rachel was also selected to take part in a BBC1 documentary with Darcey Bussell entitled The Magic of Swan Lake. After graduating from The Royal Ballet School, Rachel won a full scholarship to the English National Ballet School and performed professionally with The English National Ballet Company at The Royal Albert Hall in their production of Swan Lake.  Rachel was also featured in the BBC4 programme A Year in the Life of the English National Ballet.  Rachel is a qualified Royal Academy of Dance ballet teacher with registered teaching status and also a qualified BarreConcept teacher which is a high intensity exercise incorporating ballet, Pilates and body conditioning.

  Sophie Ware, ARAD, ISTD

Sophie trained at Suzanne’s School of Dance where she completed all of her RAD ballet exams including her Advanced 2 which she took at age 17. She played one of the lead roles of ‘Alma’ in ’Summer Holiday’ with the Beck Summer Youth Project in 2009. She was then awarded a pace at the prestigious Laine Theatre Arts where she trained professionally for three years. During her time there she was awarded a scholarship for her potential and hard work. Whilst at Laine Theatre Arts, Sophie performed in many productions including ‘Facing The Future’ 2009, ‘Ahead of the Game’ 2010, ‘Is There Life After High School’ 2010, ‘Company’ 2010, ’Sweet Charity’ 2010, ‘Edna The Inebriate Woman’ 2011 and ’The Spirit of Life’ 2011, including playing lead roles in several of the productions. She also passed her teaching exams with 96%, the highest ever mark at that time, as well as completing all of her ISTD modern and tap exams. She is now teaching full time   at Suzanne’s School of Dance

 

 

Georgia Ware, ARAD

Georgia attended the Royal Ballet School (White Lodge) for five years and then went on to the Royal Ballet Upper School from which she graduated in 2013. Credits include The Royal Ballet’s production of Nutcracker, Little Cosette in Les Miserables (West End), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, the BBC’s Sound of Music tribute as a member of the Von Trapp family, The Bill, and Chloe in The Magic of Ballet fortnightly magazine. Georgia is now in her sixth year at Phantom of the Opera in the West End and her second year in the role of Meg.

 

 

 

Alexandra Taylor Brown

I began dancing at Greenford School of Dance at the age of 2 in Tap and Ballet before moving on to Spotlight School of Dance where I started studying Jazz, Modern and Musical Theatre. I then went on to study at Margaret Howard Theatre College and added Street Dance/Commercial,  Contemporary, Double Work, Singing, Acting, Music Theory and Repertoire classes to my Jazz, Ballet, Tap, and Modern classes. To finish off my teacher training qualifications for the ISTD I added Linda Sweetzer Teacher Training College. Throughout my training I have performed in several local shows raising money for charities including playing the roles of Goldilocks, Red Riding Hood and a Dwarf. I have started aerial dance training in Spanish Web, Aerial Silks, Aerial Slings and Aerial Hoop and hope to become a qualified teacher soon.

 

Hazel Donnelly

Hazel started dancing at the age of 3 at her local dance school where she took numerous exams in ballet, tap and modern. She also took part in annual dance shows and pantomimes as well as competing in dance festivals where, in 2004, she won a gold medal in the All England finals. Her love of dance grew and she successfully completed a three year diploma course at The Centre College of Performing Arts, North Greenwich achieving her teaching qualification. During her time at college she appeared in various cabarets, London Fashion Week and a George Sampson music video. In 2010 she joined a dance group in Crete touring around the island for 6 months performing West End musical shows and traditional Greek dancing. In 2012 Hazel joined the Silja Line cruise ships with Belinda King productions.  Hazel is now really happy to be back teaching at Suzanne’s

 

 

Lauren Templeton

Lauren Templeton started dancing at the age of three at Suzanne’s School of Dance, she then went on to the Arts Educational School, Chiswick, where she gained a scholarship for Sixth Form. She continued her training at London Studio Centre. She has appeared in ‘St Trinians 2’, ‘The Legend of Fritton’s Gold’ and Sony Pictures ‘Judwa 2’ as well as adverts for Transport of London. She has performed at venues in London, Caodgan Hall & Olympia. Most recently she has been choreographing and performing dance in central London. Lauren is now teaching three nights a week at Suzanne’s, and has rrecently taking over the adult jazz and tap classes, as well as the new show class. She is very much enjoying this and looking forward to a great show! 

 

 

Ella-Grace McInnes

Ella-Grace is a former pupil of Suzanne’s and began dancing at the age of three. At thirteen she was accepted into Tring park where she gained a scholarship and trained on their Musical Theatre course from 2009-14. During her time there she gained lead roles in a number of shows and was selected to sing in a Cole Porter themed cabaret evening at the prestigious cabaret venue ‘The Pheasantry’, Kings Road Chelsea. After leaving Tring Park she continued her training on a Foundation course at Arts Educational Chiswick. She is currently studying for a degree in Dance and Musical Theatre at the Urdang Academy on a full scholarship. Ella-Grace has been teaching at Suzanne’s for almost six years, assisting with ‘Sing and Dance’ and Saturday 3-5pm Musical Theatre classes.  She has also been our Singing teacher for the last four years. 

 

James Pullen

James was born in Colchester and started his training at Tiffany Theatre College before gaining a place at the Central School of Ballet. During his graduation year he appeared on BBC’s So You Think You Can Dance and was 1st cover for the finalists on the live shows. He was then asked to play the wolf, a lead dance role in Didy Veldman’s production of Peter and the Wolf. After graduating he did a UK tour with the Vienna Festival Ballet in their production of the Nutcracker playing numerous roles. This was followed by a UK tour in The Phantom of the Opera where he understudied and played the Slavemaster as well as being assistant Dance Captain. His next stage appearance was in West Side Story where he played Diesel and understudied Bernardo. He has since performed In Aladdin for Qdos entertainment and a number of different operas. His film and television credits include “The Danish Girl” starring Eddie Redmayne and Amber Heard where he partnered Amber in a Pas de deux and the most recent “Just Eat” advert as a featured dancer. He is really pleased to be part of the teaching faculty at Suzanne’s School of Dance.

 

Sophie Hudson

Sophie began performing at the age of four before going on to train at Suzanne’s School of Dance for seven years. She then went to Bishopshalt School Sixth Form, where she achieved A* in Dance, B in Drama and Theatre Studies and B in Performance Studies. During this time, she was involved in B.O.D.S productions of ‘We Will Rock You and ‘Grease, annual productions with the Summer Youth Project at the Beck, ‘Annie with Songtime, playing a Bird Girl in Encore’s Theatre first production of Seussical and extra work in BBC’S ‘Big School’ and ‘Bwark’s Drifters. After A- Levels, Sophie received a place at London Studio Centre and graduated this year with a BA (Hons) in Theatre Dance (specialising in Music Theatre). During her time at London Studio Centre Sophie performed in many productions such as ‘Dance Overture’ (1st and 2nd year), ‘Spring Collection’, ‘Shakers’, ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ and in her final year played Margot in ‘Legally Blonde’. Sophie enjoys teaching Tap Stage on Saturdays and covering classes at Suzanne’s

 

Georgia –May Penny

Georgia has been dancing since she was just three years old and has since gone on to become a professional commercial dancer working in the industry.  She started her dancing career here at Suzanne’s and then went on to train at Southern Theatre Arts Centre in Musical Theatre. Georgia is delighted to return to Suzanne’s teaching Streetdance classes.

 

 

Emma Bowles

Emma completed her training at the Margaret Howard Theatre School where she qualified as a dance teacher with ISTD qualifications in tap, jazz and modern. She is also a primary school teacher and enjoys performing twice a year with Harrow Light Opera Company in various musicals, having played roles such as Eliza Doolittle, My Fair Lady and Peggy Sawyer, 42nd Street. She has choreographed annual dance shows for the last five years and enjoys sharing her enthusiasm for performing with her students.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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