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Joanna Crawford: Principal

BA Hons Dance Education 

ISTD & RAD Qualified

PBT Qualified

Level 3 Paediatric First Aid

Joanna danced locally as a child and appeared in shows at The Grand Theatre Blackpool and Winter Gardens. At 16 Joanna attended Merseyside Dance & Drama Centre full time, before moving to the Professional Dancers & Teachers of Dance course at Preston College graduating with teaching qualification in ISTD Modern, Tap, Ballet & National. After a brief stint of professional dance, Joanna focused her attention on teaching and began freelancing at schools around Lancashire.  Alongside teaching Joanna completed a BA Hons degree in Dance Education  with the Royal Academy of Dance, graduating with first class honours. Joanna has taught dance in a variety of settings; theatre schools, dance schools, nurseries, primary schools and has also worked as a supervisor on the RAD CBTS (Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies) programme.

 

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Sarah Oliver: Teacher

ISTD & RAD Qualified

PBT Qualified

Clare Kearney

Clare Kearney: Teacher

ISTD and Acrobatic Arts Qualified

Level 3 Paediatric First Aid

Clare has danced since the age of 3, attending a local dance school where as a child she performed in the Blackpool tower & circus with The English Youth Ballet and also in Disneyland Paris. At the age of 18 she went on to study Professional dance where she achieved a foundation degree: teaching dance in the private sector, as well as teaching qualifications in Ballet, Tap & Modern with the ISTD. Since starting her career as a teacher, Clare continued to learn, gaining qualifications with Acrobatic Arts & also Exercise to music. She teaches full time and loves sharing her passion with the next generation of dancers.

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Siobhan Richardson: Teacher

ISTD Qualified

Siobhan danced locally as a child performing in the Blackpool Children’s Tower Ballet, The Duncan Norvel Summer Show, Michael Balls Christmas Show, Babe the Sheep Pig Touring Show and Blackpool Tower Circus. She gained her professional  dance and teaching qualifications a  Preston college in ISTD Ballet Tap and Modern.

From 2005 – 2016 Siobhan had an extensive performing career; as a professional dancer for Choice Hotels, Stageworks Productions for Blackpool Pleasure Beach’s High School Musical Shows, Paradise Room Cabaret Shows and Peter Pan panto. Dancer at Casino de Madera in Viva La Diva. Dancer in Bollywood Music Videos and Films touring India and Hong Kong. Dancer at Blackpool Legends. Dancer and Magicians Assistant on Costa Cruises travelling in and around Asia. Dancer on Silja Cruise Line travelling round Norway. Dancer and Dance Captain on Viking Line Cruises travelling around Norway and Spain. Dancer in 80’s Mania touring theatre show around the UK and Holland.

Siobhan combined teaching work with performance from 2008 and since 2016 has taught full time. Siobhan is currently completing a BA Professional Practice, Arts and Creative Industries (Dance)

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Lucy: Class Assistant