Our Dance Teachers

We are fortunate enough to have this amazing team of qualified and experienced professionals.

 
 

Jane Sainsbury

Principal
A.I.S.T.D., F.D.I.(Ballet, Modern Stage), (Units of C.D.E). Deg/Dip Professional Theatre Dance London Studio Centre. Full Equity Member and Full Teaching Member of the ISTD.

As a child Jane performed in numerous local shows and achieved excellent results in Exams and Competitions, all this led to being awarded a scholarship to London Studio Centre by Bridget Espinosa. Jane has professional vocational level qualifications in Cecchetti Ballet and RAD Ballet. She has also studied Contemporary, Pas de Deux, Spanish, Greek, National, Rock Jazz, Luigi Jazz and Matt Mattox Jazz.
Jane has performed in many successful Shows including Chicago at the Richmond Theatre and Rocky Horror Show at the Wimbledon Theatre, as well as Summer Shows with Tom  O'Connor, Bernie Clifton, Roy Walker. Jane has also starred in Music Videos with Elton John, George Michael, and Kiki Dee.
Jane gained her full Equity Membership touring with Circo Tiffani Dance Company in South America. She has also danced for Dougie Squires and Anthony Johns in a cast with Lia Malcolm in Scandinavia for Silja Line Cruises. In addition, Jane has worked in Television for the BBC, ITV and in South America and Scandinavia.
Jane is eager to pass on her experience and knowledge to pupils who want to learn and has a passion in providing enjoyable and professional dance classes to young talent to encourage them to achieve their own personal goals.

Judi Sainsbury

Artistic Director, Administrator & Costumes
NDD. ATD, Exeter College of Art, West of England College of Art, Bristol University.

Judi has always had an interest in dance and now enjoys her role working behind the scenes making everything run smoothly.

 

Michelle Antrobus

Trained at Mountview Theatre School, London BA Hons in Musical Theatre and Performance.  Exams all grades in RAD and all grades in ISTD Modern and Tap. In Time Dance Musical Theatre Coach. Qualified Yoga teacher.

Michelle has performed as Mona and Roxie Hart in Chicago the Musical at the West End, performed on Tonight's The Night and the Rod Stewart Musical UK Tour. She came 2nd on ITV's Grease is the Word, appeared on BBC Strictly Come Dancing with Chicago and performed in My Fair Lady at the Royal Albert Hall for BBC PROMS. Michelle also played Catwoman and Harley Quinn in the Batman Live Arena Tour as well as the News Reporter and ensemble in Jesus Christ Superstar Arena Tour. Michelle performed in the London West End production of Chicago as the Announcer/Annie and is understudy to the lead role of Velma in 2018 - 2019.

Litasha Farmer

Dip and AS at Southdowns College. DDI & DDE in Tap, Modern & Ballet, graduating in HNC Performing Arts at Chichester College. Full Teaching Member of the ISTD.

Litasha started dancing at a young age, throughout the years she competed in local dance festivals, including the All England finals whilst also performing in many Pantomimes and Shows. She completed the ISTD Syllabus in Tap and took part in Gold Star Tap Awards in London, furthering her studies at Southdowns College, she gained a Diploma and AS in Dance. She then went on to Chichester College and graduated in HNC, as well as successfully gaining her teaching qualification in Tap, Modern and Ballet.

Hayley O'Connor

DDE, Full Teaching Member of the ISTD. Qualified fitness instructor

Hayley trained in ballet, tap, modern, jazz and contemporary from the age of 3 and had 10 years teaching experience. She has worked all over the UK for holiday parks before moving onto being a cast member at Butlins, then became a dancer for UK arena tours, finishing off by returning as a choreographer for Bourne Leisure. 

Hayley worked as a singer/dancer and Dance captain for Fred Olsen Cruise Lines for 3 years and again returned as a choreographer for Mirage Productions on many occasions.

Katie Woodford

DDI, ISTD. BA Hons Dance. 

Katie has been trained in ballet, tap, modern and contemporary since the age of 2. She studied her DDI in modern and ballet at Chichester College, and hopes to achieve her DDE. After college, Katie studied at Chichester University where she obtained a 2.1 honours degree in Dance. Katie has now accomplished additional training for the Department of Education. She is currently completing her DDE Qualification.

Molly Jackson

Masters Diploma in Performing Arts

Molly is a Graduate from Masters College of Performing Arts, where she played roles such as Rizzo in Grease and Witch in Into the Woods. She gained her DDI Teaching Certificate in Modern Dance. Before Molly went to College, she won a number of places at the All England Dance National Finals. Molly is experienced in all aspects of Musical Theatre including singing, drama and dance, having recently demonstrated her singing at Piano Works, Leicester Square, London.

Clare Packer

Diploma in Musical Theatre London Studio Centre.

Clare has danced and sung professionally in the UK and abroad. She has her own Commercial Dance Company and is a successful vocal coach.