Heidi Rhodes RAD RTS ARAD LAMDA
Principal and Ballet Teacher
Heidi received formal training at ‘The Royal Ballet School’ and ‘Corona Academy Stage School’ both in London and gained her teaching qualifications at the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) and London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.
As principle of the school she has choreographed numbers for performances at Sadler’s Wells, Her Majesty’s, The London Palladium, The Royal Albert Hall, Theatre Royal Windsor, Legoland Windsor, Disneyland Paris, A night at the Musicals UK Tour, Essence of Ireland UK Tour and The Theatre Academy – Oliver, Sound of Music, Annie & Honk.
Theatre credit: ‘Annie’ at Victoria Palace (Opening Cast), ‘Cats’ UK Tour, The Royal Ballet, Ballet International & Numerous Pantomines!
TV Credits: Mike Leigh’s ‘Home Sweet Home’, The Sweeney, Grange hill series 2, 3 & 4, LWT Two’s Company, Play for Today ‘Where Angels Fear’, Sunday night at the palladium. Film: The Elephant Man, The Omen.
Megan Rhodes RAD CBTS ARAD & Acrobatic Arts Cert & ID-Dance Contemporary
Ballet, Contemporary & Acrobatic Arts
Megan trained at The Heidi Rhodes School of Dancing from the age of three and was accepted to be an associate at London Junior Ballet and Central School of Ballet. When Megan was fifteen she successfully auditioned and was offered a scholarship for Legat School of Dance (St Bede’s School Sussex) where she completed a further two years vocational training under the supervision of RAD, Royal Ballet and Elmhurst teachers. Megan was proudly awarded Head Girl of Legat in her final year! Since a very young age Megan has loved choreography and three years ago introduced a competition team to the school that has gone on to achieve exceptional results at local, regional and national level. Megan has taken all of her RAD Ballet examinations from Primary up to and including Advanced Two gaining a Distinction in all of her exams!
Theatre Credits: London Children’s Ballet – Scarlett Pimpernel & The Secret Garden, Theatre Royal Windsor pantomine "Jack & the Beanstalk’, Mardi Gras at Sadler’s Wells, Her Majesty's, Royal Albert hall and Disneyland Paris.
Sarah Lavender AISTD DDE DDI
Modern and Tap Teacher
Sarah started dancing at the age of 3 at Lynne Davis School Of Dance. She then went on Spotlight and gained examinations in ISTD Modern Theatre, Tap and RAD Ballet. Sarah took part in pantomines, school shows and dance competitions, which included the All England National Finals where in 2003 she won the Tap Solo Section aged 14! Sarah has passed her DDE Modern Theatre & Tap to add to her DDI in both Modern Theatre and Tap with Distinction.
Sophie Walsh BA (Hons) Ballet Education RAD RTS
Sophie joined the Heidi Rhodes School of Dancing at the age of eleven as a student. During her time as a pupil she attained her graded and vocational ballet examinations as well as having the opportunity to compete in Dance festival and be part of dance groups performing in the West End. Sophie attended Royal Academy of Dance, following her A-Levels and she achieved BA (Hons) Ballet Education and RAD Registered Teacher Status. Since graduating she has continued as a freelance ballet teacher.
Philippa Dewsnap LEVEL 3 PILATES & PBT CERTIFIED
Philippa trained at West Street School of Classical Dance in London's Covent Garden, graduating with a Diploma in Dance and her Associate in Cecchetti Ballet. After a 10 year career in dance in both theatre and large American Cruise Liners as Dance Captin, Philippa has gone on to teach pilates, which she has been doing for over 15 years. Philippa most recently completed the floor barre course with the RAD and became a Certified Teacher of Progressing Ballet Technique.