Meet Our Team

 

Miss Karen

Miss Karen

Principal

Miss Karen trained at the London College of Dance & Drama, the then ISTD teacher training college in the UK. Miss Karen gained valuable performance and teaching experience throughout these early years of training. She then went on to further her teaching qualifications gaining Associate Diploma’s, a Diploma in Dance Education covering Imperial Ballet, Cecchetti Ballet, Modern, Tap. More recently Miss Karen has added National dance, Classical Greek, Progressive Ballet Technique to her skillset and is also a Certified Acrobatic Arts instructor. Alongside her studio teaching, Miss Karen often runs workshops in local Primary schools, offering a series of sessions based on curriculum themes. Miss Karen continues to attend professional development courses to enable her to keep her teaching current and in line with all the latest developments.

Mr Luke

Mr Luke

Dance Teacher

Mr Luke trained at KD Dance from the age of 5 years old in Modern & Tap dance which he achieved to Advanced 2 level.

Mr Luke undertook his ISTD teaching qualifications under the guidance of Miss Karen and Dance Teachers Inc in the UK, successfully gaining his Diploma in Dance Education in Modern & Tap dance. He has also become a certified Acrobatic Arts teacher and teaches these classes at KD Dance.

Mr Luke’s choreography and passion for teaching shines through in all his classes.

Miss Charlotte

Miss Charlotte

Dance Teacher

Charlotte trained at the Merseyside Dance & Drama Centre, gaining her ISTD teaching qualifications.

Charlotte then went on to perform professionally for three years, including contracts with Tui and Disney.

Charlotte has now returned to the island and is passing on her knowledge and professional performance experiences to our students.

 

 

Miss Michelle

Miss Michelle

Theatre Teacher

Miss Michelle has always had a passion for theatre and started her journey with Hazel Rowe School of Dance, Guernsey Youth Theatre and the wonderful Joyce Cook. She studied Drama at degree level and worked professionally in fringe theatre both performing and lighting new and exciting productions, from there she trained as a teacher but continued with theatre and enjoyed directing.

Our aim is to increase confidence and creativity through fun and imaginative play. We will explore all avenues of theatre from puppetry to technical to musical theatre. The joy of the theatre is in the excitement of performance and we intend to perform regularly allowing for progression in all drama skills.

 

Miss Nicky

Miss Nicky

Dance Shop & Admin Assistant

Miss Nicky operates the Dance Shop every Saturday during term time and also assists with our Little Bear Feet classes too.

Having three children attending classes at KD Dance, keeps her very busy, so she can often be found in the centre on a daily basis for any Dance Shop queries.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Miss Helen

Saturday Teaching Assistant

Miss Helen regularly assists with Saturday classes for our younger students.

Having danced together as children, Miss Karen and Miss Helen are testament to the saying “Friends who dance together, stay together”.

Miss Helen supports our students at our local festival and shows.