FISTD / ARAD / BA (Hons.) / QTS /
Adjudicator for Federation of Festivals
Jodie has taught for many well-known events and institutions including Laine Theatre Arts and ISTD Janet Cram Awards.
Her past students are performing across the dance genre for companies such as RADC, Rambert & Akram Khan, commercially for X Factor & well known Music Artists, in the West End and on Cruises.
Trained at Bird College where she won the Dancing Times Choreography Award and graduated with Distinction. Jodie enjoyed a diverse performing career across many genres including Musical Theatre, Cabaret and Contemporary Dance throughout the UK, Europe and Worldwide on board luxury cruise liners.
Jodie is Director of Dance at The BRIT School where she teaches a range of techniques and writes, choreographs and directs performance work. She also choreographs for various corporate events, pantomimes and local theatre projects. Jodie holds BA (Hons.) from Christchurch Canterbury University, QTS and Fellowship status with the ISTD.
She was in the first cohort to benefit from The Dance UK Teacher mentoring programme and is an adjudicator member of The British and International Federation of Festivals.
Dip. L.C.D.D., L.I.S.T.D.(Ballet, Modern) A.I.S.T.D.(Tap)
Registered member RAD F.I.S.T.D. (Greek), Examiner ISTD
Carol trained at London College of Dance, graduating with an overall teaching grade of Distinction, and the winner of the Audrey MacBeath Award for Most Promising Teacher.
She spent two years teaching in Canada as Head of Ballet at a studio in Northwest Ontario. Since her return to the UK, Carol has worked as a freelance teacher, privileged to work in some of the most respected dance studios in Hampshire and Sussex.
Carol is qualified to teach Classical Ballet, Classical Greek, Modern, Tap & National, and is experienced in teaching Choreography, GCSE and A level Dance.
Carol is an active member of the Classical Greek Dance Faculty, she is the current Vice-Chairman; and is a representative on the Theatre Faculties Board of the ISTD.
Most of our classes take place at the Trinity Methodist Church on Lingfield Road. They have two rooms that we use regularly. One on the ground floor and one upstairs.
There is usually a cafe open that is available for parents and carers.
There is also a room we use upstairs for changing.
Click here for the Trinity Methodist Church website
We mainly use the Scout Hut in Moat Road for all our Tap Classes, it is a great facility and we are also very pleased to be supporting the Scout Movement by utilising their building at quiet times.
There is not much parking at the Scout Hut and many parents find it easier to park at the nearby King’s Leisure Centre, there is a small area to change but it is recommended that the students come ready for their classes.
SCOUT HUT HQ
Click Here for the 1st East Grinstead Scout Group website
Michelle studied at The BRIT School for Performing Arts, then went on to further her training and Graduate from Bird College in 2009.
Michelle was part of the Bird Company and performed regularly at “Move It” at Kensington Olympia.
Theatre credits include “Who could ask for anything more” “Legends, Icons and Idols” “Noitamina” and “Sweet Charity”.
In 2011 Michelle joined the cast of “Shaun’s Big Show” (UK Tour). She also performed at the Amphitheatre in Oman for their international Dance Festival in 2013
Michelle has some great tips and advice for students who wish to pursue a career in Dance and Performing Arts
In 2016 Michelle gained a BA Hons in Performance Studies from City University, which is a great achievement and hopes that it will spur on many opportunities in her teaching career.
Michelle is very passionate about the ISTD examining boards and has recently completed her DDE teacher qualifications in Tap Dance and Modern Theatre. She plans to continue her way through her teacher exams and hopes to work her way up the ISTD ladder and to one day become a Tap and Modern examiner.
Michelle is thrilled to be a part of the Redhurst Schools of Dancing team and will give as much as she can to ensure that the students in their training and have fun
Finally we are able to launch the new Redhurst Schools of Dancing website, it is not finished yet however, the new design will give us more functionality and hopefull make things easier to find! We hope that you will like it.
All England 2015
2nd for Greek Solo with distinction & special commendation also received a distinction in her Modern Solo
1st with distinction & special commendation for Greek Solo
Paige Simpson & Sophia Ally
1st for Greek Duet with distinction & special commendation
Senior Classical Greek
1st with distinction & special commendation
1st with distinction & special commendation
2nd with her Greek Solo