Natasha Bradshaw – Principal

Natasha Bradshaw Teacher

Miss Natasha trained with Vicki from a very young age competing in many festivals and competitions, including the All England Dance Finals and the Grand Final at the prestigious Miss Dance of Great Britain. At 18 Natasha moved to London to further her training at London Studio Centre where she received the Wall Trust Scholarship.

Upon completion of her BA Hons degree course Natasha successfully auditioned for Royal Caribbean, and spent 2 years based in South East Asia as Dancer and Aerial Captain. She has also worked with Las Vegas producers and Choreographers such as Kevin and Marcel Wilson and Douglas Johnson. Natasha has danced at the World Famous Royal Opera House as part of the Pet Shop Boys World Tour – Inner Sanctum.

Miss Natasha is thrilled to be stepping into the role of principle upon Vicki entering semi retirement in January ’23 having assisted and taught from the age of 14. Although we are seeing a name change Miss Natasha hopes to continue on the amazing foundations Vicki has built over the years. Miss Natasha is a super passionate teacher and has a wonderful manner with all children meaning she is able to get the best out of every child. She takes the well being of her students very seriously and has recently completed a qualification in children’s mental health and is now going onto study in areas of SENCO and learning disabilities. Her lessons are always full of fun and offer a place where children can grow and learn is a wonderful environment.

 

 

Vicki Durning – Teacher, Fellow and Examiner of I.D.T.A

Vicki Durning - Principal

Vicki has 40 years teaching experience and is a senior examiner for IDTA (International Dance Teachers Association) and as a faculty member is responsible for creating all of the IDTA Tap syllabus work.

Vicki travels the country to perform lectures and conducts Scholarship classes for IDTA, BATD, Northern Counties and the Stage Dance Council. Vicki is also one of only fifty three Adjudicators in the UK for the Federation.She has trained students who have become championship winners and finalists in such competitions as Miss Dance of Great Britain and The All England Dance Finals. Many have won Scholarships and  have gone on to become professional performers.

Kerry Day – Class Assistant

Kerry has danced since she was a little girl and competed for a number of years under Vicki Durning herself, she took part in many productions throughout her dancing career and even trained at the prestigious Royal Ballet at their summer schools. Miss Kerry loves to help with our younger pupils and in particular loves to assist in Acro.