Excellence with Experience


Teaching Associate

Rebecca Leonard

Growing up Rebecca studied RAD ballet completing Grade B and intermediate levels. She is a recent graduate of Arts Eductional Schools, London where she graduated with an MA in Choreography. Rebecca has completed Teaching Diplomas in Ballet and Modern Theatre and has taught in various dance and stage schools.

As a dancer Rebecca has worked commercially across the UK and Ireland for companies such as Coca Cola, Ministry of Sound, Corona and beat off 80,000 entrants to become a finialist in BBC reality television show Strictly Dance Fever. Other television credits include Don't Stop Believing (channel 5) and Everybody Dance Now (ITV)



1st Assistant

Vicki Quinn

Vicki was an 'A' level student at Victoria College, Belfast after which she became an Arts undergraduate at the University of Ulster before deciding to make a change to her career.

She is now a Vocational student working full time with Susan on teaching placement and is an undergraduate at the University of Surrey in conjuction with the Royal Academy of Dance studying a BA Hons in Dance Education.

 Senior Assistant

Jordan Giffen Brown

Jordan Griffen Brown is a former ballet student with Susan and progressed to be a junior assistant for 2 years before leaving to study a BA Hons in Dance and Music at the University of Ulster. Jordan was a valuable cast member over the years in our productions being an eager mentor to the younger dancers. She also trained in Modern Theatre dance with Sarah Muskett in Bangor and now in addition to teaching again in the scholl, Jordan wants to extend her qualifications by returning to vocational ballet training.


Junior Assistant


Sophie Weatherup


School Administrator


Karen McKee



Guest Teachers

Marie Mannion - Choreography, Ballet and Contemporary Dance

Oona Doherty - Contempory Dance, Physical Theatre, Ballet and Body Conditioning

Gary Rowntree - Choreography and Contemporary Dance




School Pianists

Liam Friel LGSM.ARMCM.DIP.ED.Music

Liam is enjoying semi-retirement after a productive career in teaching not least as Head of Music at St Louise's College Belfast


Andrew Tubman - B Mus Hons, PGCE, DipABRSM

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quotebg1A nondescript teacher gives a child the chance to hear applause for the first time A good teacher gives a child the ability to hear music and give it visible form.

Wayne Sleep b.1948


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