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Janie has been running her own school for 25 years. After training locally, she qualified as a teacher with the Royal Academy of Dancing (LRAD). Whilst working for Madeline Sharp, Janie continued her training with Ruth French. She also danced professionally during 1966-7. In addition, she served on the RAD's executive committee, and was Secretary/Treasurer for the Surrey Region. Qualified in (and has also taught) Body Mechanics Therapy since 2001.
Elizabeth is a former pupil of Janie's who went on to graduate from The College of The Royal Academy of Dance. She successfully ran her own school for 15 years, after which Elizabeth became Head of Ballet at Brighton College, an Independent Sussex boarding school. Elizabeth maintains close links with the RAD as a member of the South East Area Committee, as well as being a Practical Teaching Supervisor for student teachers on the CBTS.
Sarah has worked in a a variety of community and educational settings including Head of Dance at Ibstock Place School, Roehampton and training primary school teachers to teach Dance as part of the National Curriculum. She also completed a Professional Diploma in Community Dance Studies from Laban. She is currently a Dance Officer for the Department of Learning at the English National Ballet. Sarah was a pupil of Janie's from age 4 until leaving for University.
Cliodna studied at the Yehudi Menhuin School for five years with Ruth Nye. She was recently awarded a Mmus degree in Advanced Performance from the Royal College of Music having earlier graduated with a 1st class honours Bmus. She has won many awards and continues to give concerts both solo and with her trio. We are extremely fortunate to welcome her to the school.
Gareth is a professional accompanist to several local ballet schools. He enjoys competitive running and playing jazz.