About Us

Natalie Hall – Principal & Teacher

Miss Natalie is a registered teacher of The Royal Academy of Dance entitling her to deliver the world-known RAD syllabus and enter children for their examinations.

Miss Natalie enjoyed working as a dancer, vocalist and actress for several years before qualifying as a teacher. She used her job as a performer as an exciting way to travel the world and experience a variety of cultures and languages.

She has a BA Honours in Performing Arts and she gained a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) for Dance Teaching at The Royal Academy of Dance as well as attaining Qualified Teacher Status. This enables her to teach in a variety of educational institutions delivering G.C.S.E. / A-Level Dance and BTEC First / National Diploma in Dance and Performing Arts.

After several years leading a dance department in secondary education, Miss Natalie decided to use her experience to set up her own dance-based business which has been running successfully since 2010.

Recently Miss Natalie enjoyed working in Westminster primary schools on “Project B” with the RAD and Marylebone Cricket Club. Project B is an exciting initiative to encourage boys into dance with Alexander Campbell, male principal of The Royal Ballet and Iain Mackay, principal of The Birmingham Royal Ballet as the male ambassadors.

She is a serial fundraiser for children and young people’s charities through events such as The Virgin London Marathon which she ran in 2015, 2017 and 2018 for London Youth, the NSPCC and Clic Sargent.

Miss Natalie is also a Queen’s Park mummy to two beautiful, sparky Fireflies, Evie and Gracie, who forever inspire her creative ideas.

 

 

Zoe Turnbull – Teacher

We are very honoured to have Miss Zoe teaching some of our Saturday ballet classes at The Salusbury Rooms and Wednesday ballet classes at the Moberly Sports Centre. She is very kind and patient with the children and is very popular!

Miss Zoe is a graduate from the Urdang Academy gaining a First class BA (Hons) in Professional Dance and Musical Theatre.

Credits since graduating include ‘Carabosse’ in Sleeping Beauty at the Thameside Theatre, the lead girl in Ladyhawke’s Music Video ‘A Love Song’ and a short film Turning Point playing ‘Mai’.

 

 

Tessa Brock – Hip pop teacher & party entertainer

Miss Tessa is a dancer and vocalist. She dances regularly with Hillsong having recently performed with them at the O2 Arena.

Miss Tessa teaches our New York Pilates Hip Pop classes on a Thursday and is a fantastic party entertainer!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Emily Ormiston – Ballet / hip pop teacher and party entertainer

Miss Emily is returning to teach with us after finishing a contract on a world cruise performing in Cats the Musical. She trained at Urdang Academy and regularly performs as a dancer and vocalist.

Miss Emily teaches hip pop and our younger ballet classes on a Saturday morning and also hip pop on a Tuesday at Hazel Road Community Centre,

She also is an incredible singing and dancing party entertainer for our Fireflies Dance Parties.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rob Thomas – Hip pop teacher

Rob Thomas began his training at Sylvia Young Theatre School and was later awarded a full scholarship at the London Studio Centre. After completing two years he embarked upon an exciting career as a commercial dancer working for artists such as Atomic Kitten, Beverly Knight and various other artists, with work taking him as far a field as Singapore, Germany and Barcelona. Rob now works closely with Hillsong Dance London, a not for profit company, with whom he continues his training and also performs regularly at venues such as The Dominion Theatre, Victoria Apollo Theatre and The O2 Arena.

Alongside his performance credits, Rob has a wealth of teaching experience working with a wide range of people for over 13 years, holding regular classes at The Latin Quarter, The Sylvia Young Theatre School, and various other primary and secondary schools.

Rob is incredibly popular with both the children and parents and he has made a lot of boys and girls extremely happy providing exciting and energetic Fireflies Hip Pop dance classes. Rob also teaches his classes for our fantastic children’s parties.

 

Mary Anthony, Front Desk Co-ordinator

Mary runs the front desk organising registration; selling uniform and generally overseeing the smooth running of the school.

Mary is completely wonderful and goes above and beyond her role to ensure everything is organised and everyone is happy.