Our Teachers  

Suzie began dancing at the age of 6 in Littlehampton, West Sussex. At the age of 10 she successfully auditioned for Elmhurst Ballet School where she studied full time for 5 years. After completing her GCSE’s she continued her training at The Royal Ballet School for a further 3 years.  
During this time she had many exciting opportunities to teach and dance within the school and company. At the age of 19 Suzie moved to Devon to teach with Susan Dukes and in September 2009 became Principal of the school. Suzie has taught for the Junior Associate programme of the Royal Ballet School, Italia Conti Associate School and Ballet Boost Associates. 
Tara Smith ARAD RAD RTS 
Tara commenced her dance training with Jan Cload in Sidmouth and quickly developed a passion for ballet. By the age of 13 she had taken and passed both the Intermediate Foundation and Intermediate Ballet examinations. After a break for her A’Levels Tara successfully auditioned for the Royal Academy of Dance Teaching Certificate programme and since graduating has taught all over Devon. 
Daisy Harrison 
Daisy was born in Plymouth, she moved to London in 2012 to pursue a career in contemporary dance. She gained a place at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance graduating with a BA(Hons) in 2014. During her studies she performed in works by Lea Anderson, Rosemary Butcher, Tony Thatcher and Gary Lambert. Following her degree Daisy toured in the UK and internationally with Transitions Dance Company and graduated with her MA in dance performance woth distinction in 2015. Daisy is now a freelance dance artist and practitioner in the South West. 
Emily Cox 
Emily graduated from Laine Theatre Arts with a level 6 diploma in musical theatre. There she also gained her DDI (Diploma in Dance Instruction) in both ballet and modern. Upon graduation Emily received the Laine Theatre Arts professional development award. She has also been playing the piano from the age of 5 and has achieved her grade 8. 
Emily has taught in numerous schools in Surrey and London, teaching all types of dance, singing and drama. Previous students have gone on to perform in the west end, on tours, in adverts and gained places at prestigious dance colleges. Emily is excited to begin teaching in Devon and is very passionate about musical theatre and dance, she hopes to instil the love she has for it into all her students. 
Suzanne Gee 
Suzanne started dancing at the age of 4 and soon discovered her love of freestyle disco dance which later lead to her competing in competitions all over the country winning some prestigious titles including British isle Championships and European Championships 
At 16 Suzanne began training at Preston College graduating with a diploma in Performing Arts. Suzanne also trained with the UKA gaining her associate and then licentiate teaching qualifications in freestyle, cheer, street, and RNR as well as becoming a level 2 fitness instructor. To continue her professional development Suzanne has recently become an Acrobatic Arts Certified teacher. 






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