Teacher of Ballet, Modern, Tap, Contemporary and Adult Ballet.
Beccy started her dance training with her mother at this school and went on to train at the Royal Academy of Dance and The Centre Performing Arts College. She now has over twenty years’ experience as a teacher and choreographer at various schools in and around London.
Many of Beccy’s former pupils are now professional dancers either on tour, in the West End or abroad in shows such as Cats, War Horse, Grease, Jersey Boys, Les Miserable. Others have toured with dance companies such as the Richard Alston Company.
But Beccy’s true passion is not only to train dancers, but to also create a love of music and dance in all her pupils. She wants to introduce youngsters to the pleasures of dance and encourage the many skills it can bring; creativity, self-expression, teamwork and commitment.
‘My aim is to create an environment where teenagers and young people have the confidence and motivation to really explore the art form allowing them to build on their emotional and physical strength. I really want to encourage them to find the inspiration to take ownership of their progress and enhance their training on an individual level. These are really important life skills regardless of the professional path they take beyond their school years.'
Beccy is thrilled to be taking over as Principal; 'I have learnt so much from my Mum over the years. Initially as a young dancer myself but soon I began to learn the skills necessary to be a good teacher. She has taught me how to value each child as an individual and to nurture their natural ability and enthusiasm. She has also shown me how a personable approach is effective in running a school; listening to everyone’s needs, be it students or parents. I hope to embody her expertise and continue the wonderful ethos that she has developed at the school.'
Sheila moved here from Kent after running her own school in Tonbridge for over twenty years. Many of Sheila's ex pupils are now in ballet companies and musical theatre productions and more recent past pupils have gone onto full time Ballet or Dance & Drama schools throughout the U.K.
Sheila teaches Classical Ballet in the Cotswolds using the Royal Academy of Dance syllabus. Sheila is a registered R.A.D teacher and pupils are entered for R.A.D Ballet examinations.
Sheila lives with her husband John and their two beloved Cockerpoos, Darcy and Finty.