Our teachers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Miss Ari (Principal)

After having performed in various ballet and Jazz companies in Italy and abroad, Arianna qualified as a teacher at the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) and started her student’s exams at the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance (ISTD). She moved to the UK in 2005 to work for a prestigious school in Central London and founded Eos Dance in 2010. She has worked for 20 years in Italy and UK with children and adults of all ages and levels and is now a mentor of the Royal Academy of Dance, currently training prospective new teachers.

Ari is also a Pilates and fitness trainer, seniors’ instructor, diet and supplementation consultant, a rehab advisor and a Sports and Remedial Massage therapist, having graduated at the North London School of Sports Massage.

 

Miss Maria

Originally from Portugal, Maria trained at the LampDance Academy, where she studied the method of the Royal Academy of Dance method up to Advanced Vocational level.

Maria then attended the Escola Superior de Dança obtaining a BA (Hons) in Dance. During her last year at the University, she was awarded a Sócrates/Erasmus scholarship and spent 3 months at Danshogskolan University College of Dance in Stockholm, Sweden. Since graduating, she has worked with various companies including Vortice Dance Company (National and International Tour), Dance Festivals, in Music Vídeos, TV and Bricolage Dance Movement. Maria is a fully qualified IDTA Freestyle Associate Dance Teacher with long experience teaching ballet and contemporary to children of all ages.

 

Miss May-Helen

Originally from Norway, May-Helen started training and competing at the age of 3 years old within both dance and gymnastics. At the age of 16, she entered full time dance college in Norway, training within ballet, jazz, contemporary and commercial/hip hop. During this time she also studied as a teacher, and shortly after started teaching her own classes. 

Upon achieving her qualification, she moved to London where she attended Trinity Laban for a foundation year as a transition into teaching and performing in the UK. May-Helen has since then worked as a dancer and teacher, mainly in London. 

In addition to her teaching experience, May-Helen has performed for long years, ranging from live shows such as The Nutcracker, to music videos and short films. By combining her teaching knowledge with her experience as a performer, May-Helen’s dance classes become both fun and encouraging. Every child is brought to discover their inner talent.

Miss Leila

Leila Jelassi Moniz is a professional dancer and teacher.

She’s originally from France, of Tunisian/French parentage. Her early ballet training began in Lyon, France with Anne Besson. She then continued a professional dance training in Lyon and Paris in ballet, jazz, Horton Technique, Graham and Contemporary dance. From there, Leila moved to New York, where she studied at the prestigious Alvin Ailey School.

Since then, Leila has worked as a freelance dancer with various dance companies, such as Body Of People Dance Company and Etta Ermini Dance Theatre (London).

As a teacher, Leila has taught regular classes and workshops in various dance schools. Her experience also counts dance companies in England, as well as in France, Germany, and Belgium. Leila is versed in a number of dance styles including ballet, jazz, Graham and Horton Technique.

 

Miss Anuschka

Anuschka was born in Germany, where she trained as a professional classical and contemporary dancer.

She performed with the opera ballet of Nuremberg State Theatre in 2013. At the same time, she graduated in dance education.

Anuschka then decided to move to London to further her career in dance and teaching. She has here appeared in stage productions, music videos, short films and photoshoots.

Her main focus is teaching young children. She is however highly skilled and experienced with a variety of age ranges and in several dance styles.

 

Miss Bo

Boglarka (Miss Bo) was born in Hungary, where she trained as a professional contemporary dancer. She started with classical ballet, to then discover different styles of dance such as ballroom dancing, tap, jazz, contemporary and modern techniques.

She later enrolled in the Budapest Dance Theatre Elite Training Programme, where she had a chance to work with the Budapest Dance Theatre. Her performing career includes several contemporary companies: Inversedance, PR-Evolution Dance Company. As a choreographer, she has recently unveiled Isha (2017). Alongside performing, Bo has been teaching dance for a long time in Budapest, working with children and adults alike.

Additionally, Bo trained as a coach for mental health issues. She currently holds meditation classes and workshops for both children and adults.
Her mission in teaching is to help to shine children in their inner beauty through this wonderful language called dance.

 

Miss Ciara

Ciara started her training from a young age in Ballet, Tap, Modern Jazz, Street Dance, Freestyle and Theatre Craft. After years concentrating on primarily training in Ballet at the Professional Dance Experience Associate programme and Headingley Ballet School, she enrolled in Contemporary Dance at Leeds Beckett University. During this time Ciara has taught and assisted for Headingley Ballet School, Yorkshire Dance and Professional Dance Experience.

Alongside teaching and training, Ciara took on the role of Rehearsal Director for various companies, such as The National Youth Ballet of Great Britain, Company Nil and Rachel Clarke Dance Company. She has also performed at events as a dancer, in music videos and multiple screen dance projects. Ciara was in the 2017/18 cohort as a One Dance UK Ambassador to advocate for dance through conferences and key note speeches at venues at the Trinity Laban and The Houses of Parliament.

Having now moved to London, Ciara will continue to further with her teaching and rehearsal directing work.

 

Miss Anita

Anita has been teaching dance for 12 years.

Specialised in Contemporary Dance, Hip Hop and improvisation as performance, she qualified as a Dance Teacher at the Trinity College London

Her dance career started when she was talent spotted and asked to perform at events and raves.

After training in Ballet, Contemporary Dance and Contact Improvisation Anita was part of “improv vi” in the Netherlands – a dance as improvisation company. A well-deserved bursary allowed her to study at Laban (now Trinity Laban Conservatoire), to then embark on a career as a Community Dance Artist. Anita has since worked in projects for schools and charities supporting people with special needs.

After graduating as a Dance Teacher, she decided to focus solely on Dance Teaching in mainly educational context.

 

Miss Jo

Jo has studied ballet, jazz, contemporary and urban dance for almost 30 years. She joined the Royal Academy of Dance at the age of 14 deciding then that dance would become her career.

At the age of 19, Jo went on to study dance choreography achieving a BA Hons at Dance City in Newcastle. After graduating, she started working as a freelance dancer, choreographer and teacher in Newcastle, Leeds, Aberdeen and London.

Jo later returned to the Royal Academy of Dance to study her PGCE in dance teaching. After three years as a qualified dance teacher in a secondary school in South West London, Jo became head of performing arts and later progressed as a lead practitioner.

Jo now continues to teach as well as championing cultural education and supporting teachers of the arts as a senior practitioner. She also has a long standing relationship with the RAD mentoring trainee dance teachers, guest lecturing on the PGCE course and training primary school teachers in London.