Teachers

Miss Sonya
Miss Sonya attended the MT Laundy School of Dance in Darlington from the age of three where she trained until aged 16 in RAD ballet and the BTDA syllabus before going on to the Pattison College of Dancing and Theatre Arts in Coventry and gaining her teaching qualifications.
She performed throughout the country and has appeared in pantomime at Darlington’s Hippdrome, the Sunderland Empire and in Leamington Spa. After spending two years travelling, singing and dancing with a band, she started teaching in 2003 before setting up her own school in 2007.                                                                              

Jen
Born and raised in Durham, Jen has been dancing since the age of three. She started professional training in musical theatre and dance at Mandy Ellen Performing Arts in 2013. Since graduating she has performed all over the world, including China, Turkey, Morocco, Portugal, Belgium, Austria and most recently working as a showgirl and dance captain in Germany. Jen has experience in many parts of the industry including stage, television, catwalks, concerts and music videos. She loves sharing her passion of dance and singing with you all!                                                                             

Mason

Mason has been working in the industry professionally for three years after graduating from college in 2017. He had completed three cruise contracts and had started his fourth when it was postponed due to the pandemic. He has also worked as a model with Barbour clothing. 

Evie Grace

Evie has 12 years of experience in hip hop and has recently just graduated from the University of East London, Urban Dance Practice where she studied dance styles such as house, popping, locking and hip hop. Her favourite dance move is the Bart Simpson!

Lauren

Dancing since she was three, Lauren has always had a passion for all varieties of dance, performing at the Durham Gala Theatre pantomime and being a part of many stage musicals in her youth. She trained professionally at SLP Performing Arts College in Leeds where she graduated with a National Diploma in Professional Musical Theatre. From here she began her teaching career in contemporary dance before moving on to set up her own company, teaching contemporary, Latin and African dance styles in 2015. She began teaching in Darlington and Newcastle before achieving contracts to teach and perform across the UK and Europe. Lauren also went on to convert her diploma in MT to a BA Hons degree in Dance from Sunderland University in 2018. 

Sarah

Sarah has been a vocal coach for around 20 years and has experience training many vocal styles and abilities. She is a member of the British Vocal Association and as a result is kept up to date with the latest vocal techniques and training. She has received training herself in both classical and contemporary styles as well as experience leading Gospel and children’s choirs. As a professional performer Sarah has worked as a lead production vocalist on various cruise ships, appeared in pantomime, musicals and musical compilation touring shows, worked in the pop music industry and more recently has been writing and releasing her own music under the band name Homeward.