We are immensley proud of the quality of the teaching staff within the school, all of whom have a professional and passionate approach to teaching and a great rapport with the students, encouraging them to achieve the best possible results with their dancing.
Georgie found her love for dance at the age of three after starting at Maggie Monk School of Dancing. Here she learnt Ballet, Tap, Modern and Street. She also attended the Sylvia Young’s Theatre School where she studied Street Dance, Singing and Drama.
Georgie has appeared in a number of pantomimes and dance shows, including performances with the Ballet Russe. She has also been a presenter on Barbie FM and danced alongside Blue, as well as opening the show at the Disney Chanel Kids Awards in Docklands Arena. Georgie also danced in the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games as part of the Thanks Tim cast.
In 2010, she went on to pursue her studies in Dance at The University of Leeds. Here she choreographed and performed in a number of productions as well as being elected the Leeds University Union Dance Representative. Having achieved a first degree in her university studie, Georgie returned home to further her passion for dance by pursuing a career in teaching. She has since completed her Associate teaching qualification with the IDTA, achieving the highest grade of Distinction.
She has experience teaching at a number of dance and theatre schools throughout Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire and took over as Principal at Maggie Monk in 2017.
Fiona trained at the Arts Educational Schools in Tring and London and then went on to dance in shows all over the country. Fiona starred at the London Palladium with The Two Ronnies before travelling to Australia with them as their dance captain. Whilst there, she also performed in many television shows, including a Royal Command performance for the Queen and a Royal Variety performance for Prince Charles.
After returning home, she spent another season with the Two Ronnies at the Palladium and then straight into three years in Singin in the Rain in the West End before coming to teach at Maggie Monk School of Dancing in 1999 and achieving her teaching qualification with the International Dance Teachers Association.
Emily started dancing at Maggie Monk School of Dancing at 5 years old and through her training here studied ballet, tap, modern, street and contemporary. Emily then went on to study dance at Amersham and Wycombe College where she also trained in musical theatre, singing and commercial dance. Over the years she has performed in many local pantomimes, the Ballet Russe and at the half-time show for Saracens rugby at Wembley stadium. Additionally, Emily has been an extra in a BBC drama, furthering her performing arts career. She has completed her ballet and Tap associate exams to become a fully I.D.T.A qualified teacher and has recently finished studying Dance Performance at Middlesex.
Taylor was a student at Stagecoach Performing Arts before progressing her career. In her time performing she has played lead roles such as Tracy (Hairspray), Rafiki (Lion King) and Heather Chandler (Heathers). As well as teaching, Taylor is an aspiring artist performing at local events in Reading, and Basingstoke Festival 2018.
Taylor has explored her artistry since 2016. Performing in competitions across the UK, taking inspiration from artists such as JoJo, Tori Kelly and Faith Evans. Continuing to develop her music through the lockdowns in England, Taylor released her debut single ‘Side of Life’, and followed with ‘Do It’ (with an acoustic version) earlier this year. Taylor looks forward to teaching students and expressing her passion for music with children of all ages.
Katie Don-Hughes trained at The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA) and then went on to continue her training at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York. Her theatre credits include: Oliver (London Palladium), Sound of Music (Wycombe Swan), Me and my girl (Wycombe Swan), Brezhnev’s Children ( Battersea Arts Centre), Cinderella ( Proper Pantomime Company), Aladdin ( Proper Pantomime Company), Zac and Zara’s Cyberspace Adventure (Perform), Hey Baby ( AsOne Theatre Company) Beauty and the Beast (Creation Theatre Company), Othello ( Veni Vidi Theatre Company) The Hound of the Baskervilles (Veni Vidi Theatre Company)The Velveteen Rabbit (Edinburgh Fringe/Backhand Theatre), Greek Myths for Kids ( South Hill Arts Centre). Television Credits Include: Magic With Everything (Tetra Films), Hope and Glory (BBC Television). Film Credits Include: Don’t let him in (Coldwood Productions) and more.
Lucia began her studies of Classical Ballet, Jazz and Folk Dances in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and soon joined Los Romeros, a professional Flamenco dance company. She also performed as Flamenco dancer in a feature film and on Globo TV. In 1990, Lucia went to Cuba and was invited by the Ballet Nacional de Cuba to study prior to a move to Italy for a two-year stay in Udine, Venice, working as dance teacher and choreographer at La Scuola di Danza Classica e Moderna Ceron. After a couple years, where she furthered her studies and honed her skills with great Flamenco masters, such as Merche Esmeralda, Eva La Hyerbabuena, Adrian Galia, Domingo Ortega, Yolanda Heredia, Rafaela Carrasco,, she established her own Flamenco dance company in Piracicaba and has presented various Flamenco workshops at renowned venues, as The Place, Millennium Dance 2000, Sampled Festival and Sadler’s Wells, to both adults & youth groups.
Molly grew up in the North West, where she started tap dancing at the age of 7 and loved it so much she learnt jazz, ballet, street and contemporary as well. Molly is also an actor, singer and musician and completed a foundation course at the Guildford School of Acting before going on to train in Musical Theatre at London Studio Centre. Since graduating, she has worked on several fringe theatre productions and choreographed for a graduate festival. She recently appeared in the music video for the Theatre Support Fund+ charity single. Molly has been teaching dance and drama for several years now, at schools across London and a school in Cheshire. She is currently a proud member of our Tap Dancing team. She trained in musical theatre, completing a foundation course at the Guildford School of Acting before completing her degree at London Studio Centre. Over the past year Molly explored working in the fringe theatre circuit, and have also been developing her craft as a writer.
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