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Miss Gwen

Born and raised in Preston Lancashire, Gwen began her professional training at Preston Park School Dance Centre where she completed her RAD and ISTD advanced examinations and successfully obtained her teaching qualifications in RAD ballet and ISTD modern, tap and national.  She then furthered her training at The Royal Academy of Dance in London, graduating in 2001 with a BA (Hons) in The Art and Teaching of Ballet, and as a Licentiate of the RAD.  She was also awarded the prize for Outstanding Student of the Year.

After graduating Gwen danced professionally for 7 years, travelling the world aboard Norwegian Cruise Lines, dancing in shows such as Cameron Macintosh’s ‘Hey! Mr Producer’ and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s ‘Music of the Night’.  Upon returning to land, Gwen performed in several UK and US tours with Spirit of the Dance and The Spirit of Broadway before settling in St Albans and returning to her first love, teaching dance.

Following several years of teaching in the area, Gwen is delighted to introduce Gwen Hallam Dance and is looking forward to sharing her passion for dance and inspiring children of all ages.


Miss Melissa

Melissa graduated from the Margaret Howard Theatre College in July 2015. She studied performance and teacher training for 3 years, obtaining ISTD Advanced qualifications and DDI/DDE teaching in Modern Theatre and Tap.

Melissa started dance training at 4 years old with Challis School of Dance in Tring and has been a teaching assistant with them since she was 16. “I was very fortunate to be taught ballet by Gwen who is an exceptional teacher, I feel honoured to be asked to become part of her dance school “