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Amelia trained at the prestigious Laine Theatre Arts, graduating in July 2016 with a Trinity College London Professional Diploma in Musical Theatre, Laine Theatre Arts Level 6 Diploma in Musical Theatre. Amelia is a fully qualified teacher with the following exam boards: Royal Academy of Dance, ISTD, IDTA, BBOdance and the NATD. She is also a registered teacher with the CDMT - so you can rest assured you are receiving the highest quality training at AKA. Amelia has extensive performing experience including West End, Pantomime and TV work. As a competitive dancer, Amelia won numerous Awards and Trophies, including being placed numerous times, as a soloist and as part of group dances, at the All England Finals. Amelia has a huge passion for teaching and choreography, she loves passing on her knowledge of all things Dance and Musical Theatre to help transform her students into fabulous budding performers. Amelia prides herself on the highest quality teaching ensuring every student achieves their full potential!
I have trained professionally as a ballet dancer from the age of 10 starting with the Birmingham Royal Ballet’s Junior associates then to the Royal Ballet School (White Lodge). Upon graduating I chose to continue my training at Elmhurst Ballet School due to its close association with the Birmingham Royal Ballet where I was lucky enough to work with the company on their production of the Nutcracker for two consecutive years and touring to the Royal Albert Hall. I also worked with the Birmingham Royal Ballet as a member of the Ballet Training program where I toured to Salford and Sunderland to deliver sleeping beauty repertoire workshops to ages 7 and above. All of this experience led me to be accepted on the Royal Academy Of Dances’ Professional Dancers’ Teaching Diploma which I completed in August 2021 with Distinction. Since graduating in 2019 I have been teaching in various dance, stage and primary schools across the Birmingham area. I take a professional and educational approach to teaching whilst ensuring that there is always a place for enjoyment.
Sophie started dancing at the age of 5 at Hereford Ballet School for 10 years before moving to Aspire Dance Studio to continue her training. She studied both GCSE and A-Level Dance before moving to Worcester to study at University, graduating in 2016 with a 1st Class Degree in PE and Sports Studies. During her time at University, she continued her dance training achieving her Advanced Grades in both ISTD Tap and Modern Theatre. Since graduating, Sophie has been teaching dance and PE across many of the Primary Schools in Herefordshire and surrounding areas sharing her knowledge and passion for the subject. This summer Sophie has just graduated from bbodance with a Level 6 Extended Diploma in dance teaching and is excited to start teaching at AKA in the Autumn Term. She has also taught Rhythmic Gymnasts for 6 years in Worcester and is a level 2 British Gymnastics Coach in both Rhythmic and Pre-School Disciplines, as well as being certified to teach GroovyKids Yoga.
Harriet has been based at theatre school in London since she was 12 years old, having recently graduated from Italia Conti with a Diploma in Musical Theatre. She recently participated in a female-led production at the Canal Café Theatre in London and has just returned from an acting course at The Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Harriet is excited to teach the students and watch the students learn, grow, and achieve.