TEACHERS

CLAIRE LOUISE ANDREWS​ - PRINCIPAL

PRINCIPAL – CLAIRE LOUISE ANDREWS

Claire started dancing at the age of 3 at local dance schools, performing in Festivals, competitions and end of year shows. At the age of 16, Claire then went to train at Preston Dance College on the ‘Professional Dancers and Teachers of Dance’ course for 3 years. Here she gained her DDE ISTD teaching qualifications in Modern, Tap and Ballet.

After leaving college, Claire got several professional dancing jobs abroad, touring hotels in Greece, weddings and corporate events in India and performed in a water show ‘Water Rouge’ in China. Her most recent and most exhilarating job in 2013 was at the Benidorm Palace in Spain, as a dancer in ‘Nostalgia’.

Claire has now settled down into teaching dance classes to children and adults, sharing her experience and knowledge to enable students’ to reach their potential, as well as having fun in lessons. She is super excited to continue teaching, running the school and watching both Beaconsfield and Aylesbury branches grow.

ELLA-GRACE MCINNES

Dance & Singing Teacher (Beaconsfield) - Ella-Grace McInnes

Ella-Grace started dancing at the age of 3 at a local dance school. At 13 she gained a place and a Musical Theatre Scholarship at Tring Park School for the Performing Arts where she studied until she was 18. During her time at Tring Park, she gained many principal roles in various shows and also sang at the prestigious cabaret venue ‘The Pheasantry’ in Chelsea.

She then furthered her training at Arts Educational Schools, Chiswick before gaining a place on the Degree Course at The Urdang Academy studying Dance and Musical Theatre in 2016.
Credits whilst training include: Featured soloist at Move It! 2018, Joanne in Company and Julie Saunders in Bad Girls. She was also cast as Secretary/Ensemble in the UK workshop of Chaplin: The Musical.

Ella-Grace graduated from The Urdang Academy in June 2019 with a First Class Honours Degree and was awarded ‘Student of the Year’ at her Graduation.

Ella-Grace has taught for the past 9 years and continues to enjoy teaching many different styles of dance as well as Musical Theatre and Singing. Alongside teaching she hopes to one day have a successful performing career in the West End.