OUR DANCE TEACHERS
Take a look at our dance teacher biogs
below to find out what sets us apart from other dance schools
Take a look at our dance teacher biogs below to find out what sets us apart from other dance schools
Karen Sant – Principal
Suzie Mitchell – Dance Teacher
Suzie started her pre-professional training with the Northern Ballet + Pheonix Dance, Yorkshire Scholars, and Royal Ballet Senior Associate schemes. At 16 she accepted a scholarship to train at the upper school of Elmhurst Ballet School, with teachers from the Royal Ballet, the Bolshoi, and American Ballet Theatre. Whilst here she performed alongside members of Birmingham Royal Ballet, as well performing for the Royal Academy of Dance, the World Gymnastics opening ceremony and the Birmingham Opera.
Taking time out due to injury, Suzie took a History degree at the University of Manchester focusing on social issues. This led her to pursue work in the third sector, with projects involving dance to build skills and confidence in young people. Teaching eventually led Suzie to Asia where taught full time at the Shanghai City Ballet School teaching ballet, tap, contemporary and jazz. She choreographed for numerous shows as well as the World Ballet Grand Prix Asia. She also became qualified in and taught Xtend Barre and Aerial Yoga. Joining SLATE Contemporary Dance Company, Suzie performed on various projects, collaborating with local and international artists including Tiffany & Co and fashion designer Fengyi Tan.
Since returning to the UK, Suzie is focused on teaching. She is halfway through the Professional Dancers Post-Graduate Teaching Certificate with the RAD (Level 7), and Diploma in Dance Education with the ISTD (Level 4). Both are due to be completed this year and will give qualified teacher status in both ballet and tap.
Verity Goodwin – Dance Teacher
Sophie Darrington is a graduate from the Royal Academy of Dance 2015. She studied dance performance at Middlesex University and also performed in Baltimore and New York in the USA. A specialist in Musical Theatre and Jazz who’s also worked in the commercial sector