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The Team

Finding Inspiration in Every Turn

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The team

We have a hard working and dedicated team at Mad4Dance, who all offer a unique set of skills and experience. Each of them have a deep passion and commitment in upholding the ethos of our school and genuinely care about each and every student. Here is a little bit about them…

Meet The Team

With over 20 years of teaching experience, Julie founded M4Dance 15 years ago and remains passionate and dedicated to the development of the young people who are part of this school. As a young teacher with her ISTD and street dance teaching qualifications, she built the school from a handful of students and now runs her own dance and wellbeing centre which has become a permanent home for the school. Her deep passion has always been to inspire children to not only dance but gain greater self-belief and confidence. Every aspect of the wellbeing of every single student is extremely important to her and she works hard to ensure each and every student feels valued, appreciated and cared for.

Chloe, our Deputy Principal, has a passion for developing each and every student holistically. Her mission as a teacher is for every student to thrive in their full potential both as a dancer, and as a young person. Chloe teaches ISTD modern, ballet and tap as well as commercial and contemporary. She is also the founder of ADP which is an advanced dance training programme based exclusively at Mad4Dance, launched in 2020. Over the years Chloe has been with us she has gained a deep respect, trust and love from students, parents and teachers here at the school. 

 

“My mission is simple – to ensure every student who trains with us is nurtured and developed to reach their fullest potential, both inside and out”

Meet The Teachers

Kathryn is qualified in Acrobatic Arts and RAD ballet and runs her own London based dance school called MK Dance which she founded 15 years ago. In addition to her teaching commitments, Kathryn is a mum of 4 and a TA at Twynham Secondary school. Despite her busy schedule Kathryn always walks into our studios with energy and enthusiasm and ensures our students not only learn lots but have a bit of fun too! 

“I joined Mad4dance after the first lockdown, and it has been a great pleasure. Julie and Chloe have been very supportive and all the children have been very welcoming, I thoroughly enjoy teaching them and seeing them progress week on week. After such a long time since the children have last performed, this is such an exciting time for them, to be back on the stage performing for the parents and putting smiles on people's faces.”

Riley has been with us for 2.5 years now and has become a much loved member of our dance family. Riley originally trained with Zoonation Youth Company and YOU collective. He recently signed up with an agent which has opened the doors to TV and film work. This September he will be making his professional debut in theatre in London when he performs a lead role in Antigone at the Regent’s Park open air theatre!

“I teach a range of classes at Mad4Dance and every single one puts a huge smile on my face. The students ,no matter their age or background, always work so hard and inspire each other to reach goals each session. It’s a big family and safe space to grow and learn! I love it!”

Gina joined us in May 2021 but has already become a special member of the teaching team and is doing an amazing job with all her classes. She is a qualified ISTD teacher in ballet, modern and tap and also teaches Acrobatic arts, commercial, singing, drama and musical theatre. Gina also runs her own professional dance troupe which she also performs in called GJ Cabarets. And congratulations Gina on your recent marriage to Will!

“From the moment I taught my first class at Mad4Dance I was greeted with such warmth from both students and staff members. Beautiful studios that are a pleasure to work in and an environment that promotes both health, happiness, creativity and expression.”

Marta moved to Dorset from London where she performed as a professional contemporary dancer for various companies after finishing her dance degree at the Trinity Laban college. Marta teaches ballet and contemporary and has developed the students greatly since she has been with us. Marta has a beautiful holistic approach to her teaching work and enabling her students to feel challenged in a safe and nurturing environment.

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