Miss Caroline – Principal: RAD RTS, AISTD, LNATD, AAM1&2, Dip Contemporary Dance, RSA, LAMDA Gold Medal
Miss Caroline started her dancing career at the age of 5. At the age of just 20, she opened the school in a small village hall on the outskirts of Derby.
30 years later the school is one of Derby’s biggest, most unique and thriving schools. She trained at the Royal Academy of Dance where she gained the Certificate in Ballet Teaching studies and became a RAD registered teacher and mentor. She is a Licentiate and Associate of the NATD & ISTD and holds both Module 1 & 2 with Acrobatic Arts for which she is also an examiner. Miss Caroline has extensive experience in Teaching, Coaching, Performing, Choreographing & Directing spanning more than 28 years.
Miss Caroline is the Head Coach and Programme Director of our Cheer programme also based at the studio called Derby Diamonds Cheer. Other qualifications include a Module 1 Alixa Flexibity, Diploma in Contemporary Dance, Zumba Qualified, BGU & NCSSE Cheerleading Coach, RSA Exercise to Music & LAMDA Grade 8. She also has an enhanced DRB and First Aid qualifications.
Caroline has performed with leading companies for more than 20 years. Roles include ‘Nancy’ in Oliver, ‘Irene’ in Crazy for You, ‘Charity’ in Sweet Charity, ‘Ado Annie’ in Oklahoma, ‘Lilly’ in Annie to name but a few. Other shows include West Side Story, Jesus Christ Superstar, Barnum, 42nd Street, Jekyll & Hyde, Kiss me Kate, Mame & Annie get your Gun and Singing in the Rain.
She is also Founder and Director and Choreographer of Derby Youth Musical Theatre which was formed in 2013 and who have produced sell out productions of Our House, Grease, Phantom of the Opera & Guys & Dolls, West Side Story & Legally Blonde.
We welcome you to our friendly school and hope you have many happy years training with us.
Miss Michelle -Senior Teacher: ANATD, DDE ISTD, AAM1&2, Dip Contemporary Dance.
Miss Holly – Teacher : AAM1