KATIE ROBERTS ~ Joint Principal And Teacher.
I started taking dancing lessons at the age of 2 and have never looked back. My passion for dance grew and grew over time and from a very young age I had decided my dream was to be a dance teacher. At the age of 16 I decided to follow this dream fully, I auditioned for Pattison’s Theatre Arts 3 year musical theatre course where I not only got a place but a scholarship too. Here, as well as performing in lots of shows, cabarets, events and pantomines I took and passed lots of dance, singing and acting exams and also gained lots of teaching experience. By the time I had compleated my course i had gained associate teaching qualifications in 5 subjects, was teaching part time and had also had my first child. I have now been teaching and choereographing for over 10 years and have 4 children. I love running The Just Dance Company alongside Jeanette.
JEANETTE READ ~ Joint Principal And Teacher.
I started Ballet classes at a young age, finding my love of dance then later started Tap,Modern and Disco. At the age of 16 i auditioned for a 3 year musical theatre course at Pattison Theatre Arts and gained a scholarship. Whilst here i not only took performance exams but gained teaching qualifications from the 6 day a week schedule. After leaving Pattisons i auditioned for Euro Disney : Paris and spent 10 months as a dancer/performer in various shows and the main parades, including the roles of ‘Belle’ from Beauty & the Beast and ‘Ariel’ from The Little Mermaid. I then spent 2 months in a travelling show in Ireland and a season in Scotland in a variety show dancing in a troupe. Also i have spent time in Malta choreographing and performing in seasonal shows over Christmas & Easter and a summer season in Greece! Now using all of my previous performing experience i put all my passion into “The Just Dance Company”.
EMMA JAMES ~ Teacher and Head of Gymnastics.
I started Ballet at the age of 3, later starting lessons in Tap, Disco and Theatre Craft. After gaining a love and passion for dance, aged 16 i successfully auditioned for Pattison Theatre Arts gaining a scholarship for their three year musical theatre course. Performing in Pantomimes, Cabarets and fashion shows i also gained high results and qualifications in both performance and teaching exams and was nominated for IDTA scholarship awards in both Ballet and Tap. During my time at Pattisons I studied Dance, Drama and Singing, i also gained valuable teaching experience assisting in lessons in subjects such as Musical Theatre, Jazz, Gymnastics and core subjects such as Ballet, Tap and Modern for all age groups. I love teaching classes for Katie and Jeanette at The Just Dance Company.