Sophie trained at Suzanne’s School of Dance where she completed all her RAD ballet exams including Advanced 2 which she took at age 17. She was then awarded a place 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. She also passed her teaching exams with 96%, the highest mark ever recorded at Laine Theatre Arts, as well as completing her ISTD modern and tap exams. She is now teaching full time at Suzanne’s School of Dance.
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 Janice Fullman cup for the highest overall mark throughout all the sections. At 11 Rachel was accepted into the full-time Royal Ballet School (White Lodge, Richmond Park) where she trained full time for 5 years and graduated in July 2008. During her time at the school Rachel performed with the Royal Ballet Company at the Royal Opera House in the Sleeping Beauty (2004) , Swan Lake (2005), and The Nutcracker (2006). Rachel was also selected to take part in a BBC1 documentary with Darcey Bussell titled ‘Magic of Swan Lake’. After graduating from the Royal Ballet School Rachel won a full scholarship to the English National Ballet School and performed with the English National Ballet Company at the Royal Albert hall in their production of Swan lake. She was chosen to be featured in the BBC production titled ‘A year in the Life of English National Ballet’ which was shown in the spring of 2011 on BBC4. Rachel is currently teaching our ballet technique and pointe classes. She has a RAD certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies.
Georgia attended the full-time Royal Ballet School (White Lodge, Richmond Park) for five years and then went onto the full-time Royal Ballet Upper School at the Royal Opera House from which she graduated in 2013. Credits include the Royal Ballet Companies production of Nutcracker at the Royal Opera House, the singing and acting role of Little Cosette in Les Miserables at the Palace Theatre and Queens in the West End, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang at the Palladium West End, ‘Chloe’ in the three year, fortnightly edition of ‘Magic of Ballet’. TV credits include ‘The Bill’, and as a member of the Von Trapp family in the BBC’s ‘Sound of Music’ tribute. Georgia is currently appearing in her third year of the West End production of ‘Phantom of the Opera’ at Her Majesty’s Theatre Haymarket. She is the lead ballet dancer and cover for the role of Meg.
Emma completed her training at the Margaret Howard Theatre School where she qualified as a dance teacher with the ISTD qualification in Tap, Jazz, and Modern. Emma is also a Primary School teacher and enjoys performing twice a year with the Harrow Light Opera Company in various musicals, having played various roles such as Eliza Doolittle (My Fair Lady), and Peggy Sawyer (42nd Street). Emma has many years experience in choreographing annual dance shows .
Hazel started dancing at the age of 3. She succesfully completed a 3 year Diploma Course at the Centre of Performing Arts College, North Greenwich achieving an FDI in Ballet, Tap, and Modern. During Hazel’s time at College she appeared in various cabarets, London Fashion Week, and a George Sampson music video. In April 2010 she joined a dance group in Crete and toured there for 6 months performing West End musical numbers and traditional Greek dance. Hazel teaches Zumba, Tap and Commercial Jazz at Suzanne’s.
James was born in Colchester and started his training at Tiffany Theatre College before gaining a place at Central School of Ballet for three years. 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 Veldmans production of ‘Peter and the Wolf’. Upon graduating he did a UK tour with Vienna Festival Ballet with the production of the Nutcracker playing numerous roles. He did the UK tour of 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 understudy Bernardo. He has since performed In Aladdin for qdos entertainment and a number of different operas this past year. His film credits include ‘The Danish Girl’ starring Eddie Redmayne and Amber Heard where he partnered Amber in a pas de deux. He also appeared in the ‘Just Eat’ advert chicken Madras. This year he has performed in fashion shows at the Birmingham NEC for Suzuki & Rubies fashion. He most recently was filmed in the new Aviva advert and a ballet film for the River Film Festival in Padova Italy.
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, recently 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!
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 and playing a Bird Girl in Encore’s Theatre first production of Seussical. After A- Levels, Sophie received a place on the BA (Hons) Degree course at London Studio Centre, studying Theatre Dance (specialising in Musical Theatre). This year is her third and final year of training and will graduate in 2018.