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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 Emma

Emma started dancing at 3 years old training in both the RAD and ISTD syllabi; first at The Pamela Howard School of Dance in Ealing and then at The Arts Educational London School from the age of 10-16 years. She was then offered a place at London Contemporary Dance School on the BA(Hons) Contemporary Dance course where she trained from 1994-1997 and further developed her love for dance. She went on to gain an EDEXCEL Foundation in Dance Movement Therapy from The City of Bristol College in 2004 and a Post-Graduate Certificate in Dance Movement Therapy from Roehampton University in 2006.

Emma was employed by DanceXchange (The National Dance Agency for Birmingham & The West Midlands) as Dance Artist in Residence from January 2006 to August 2008 on the DAiR To… and Telford Culture Zone projects, and enjoyed both performing and teaching throughout the UK and overseas before having her little girl in 2010. Since then, Emma has focussed on her love for teaching, working in a freelance capacity in various settings alongside running her own school in Oxfordshire. Emma has recently relocated to Hertfordshire, and is very excited to be joining Miss Gwen.

 

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 “

 

 

 

 

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