Our Wonderful Team
Principal & Head Coach
Amy is an incredibly accomplished and qualified professional in the field of dance and acrobatics. She is a fully qualified ISTD DFR approved professional and Acrotrix qualified teacher. In addition, Amy holds a diploma qualification in Musical Theatre from Cambridge. Amy's dedication to the safety and well-being of her students is evident and holds avalid and up-to-date DBS check, first aid training, and child protection knowledge and continues to develop with annual CPD training .
With over 10 years of experience of teaching experience and 23 years in the dance world, Amy has successfully taught and mentored countless aspiring dancers and acrobats, earning coaching achievements and lecturing recognition. Currently, Amy takes charge as the lead trainer for all A.L.A.D weekly classes, where she imparts her knowledge and expertise to the students. She is known for running a well-organised and top class Academy.
Ruby is a highly qualified Dancer & Teacher holding a BA Hons in Professional Dance and Performance from Central School of Ballet and a BBO Dance teaching Diploma and RAD ADV 2 ballet distinction. Ruby successfully auditioned for the prestigious Central School of Ballet, where she studied classical ballet, contemporary, jazz, and pas de deux. After graduating in 2021, Ruby embarked on a professional dancing career in France. Additionally, she has been training to become an instructor with BBO Dance.
We are thrilled to announce that Ruby will be joining us as an Assistant Coach on Saturdays supporting the inclusive group classes. Additionally, she will be leading engaging half-term workshops. Ruby’s ultimate goal is to inspire and bring out the best in every dancer she encounters. She is eager to pass down her extensive knowledge and unwavering passion for dance to younger generations, nurturing their talents and helping them reach their full potential. Ruby holds a valid and up to date DBS check.
Bethany is a highly qualified and experienced professional in the field of Musical Theatre. She graduated with a full degree from London Studio Centre and has been teaching singing and dance at various esteemed London studios since 2021. Bethany holds a valid, up-to-date DBS check and a chaperone license.
We are thrilled to announce that Bethany will be joining us as an Assistant Coach for the A.L.A.D Comp Squad on Tuesdays. Additionally, she will be leading engaging half-term workshops. With Bethany's expertise and passion, we are confident that our students will benefit immensely from her guidance and instruction.
Ellie started dancing at the age of 5 and has since taken classes in many different styles. Ellie has performed in venues such as Wembley Stadium, South Bank Theatre and has recently been successful in competing across the country with the University of Bath’s dance and cheerleading teams! This year Ellie will be choreographing and leading the Advanced Lyrical Competition Team whilst completing her final year at university.
Ellie has trained with A.L.A.D for the last 5 years. 4 years as a student and 1 year as a full time Assistant Coach. Ellie is also the wizard of tech and looks forward to staying in touch via web, whilst she completes her final year at university, before she joins us again in July 2024 to take her dance career that one step further! Ellie holds a full DBS check and first aid training.
Amy's older sister, Nicola, is on hand to help out with choreography and selected group classes throughout the year. She has competed alongside Amy growing up in all styles of dance from Disco Freestyle to Ballroom and Latin American.
Look out for her and say hello at showcases or competitions! Nicola has a full DBS check
Dawn, also known as 'Dawnie', has over 30 years of experience in the dance world. Her daughters started dancing at the age of 3, and she has been involved in their journey with A.L.A.D from the beginning.
Dawn helps with shows, competitions, fundraising events, and Saturday classes. She knows where to find good deals on competition costumes and is known for her attention to sleek class hair buns and correct uniforms. Dawn also has 7 years of experience working with early years and has a full DBS check. Her expertise and dedication greatly contribute to the success of A.L.A.D.