Sophie Ware ARAD ISTD

Sophie trained at Suzanne's School of Dance where she completed all of her RAD ballet exams including her Advanced 2 which she took at age 17 years. She played one of the lead roles of 'Alma' in Summer Holiday with the Beck Summer Youth Project in2009. She was then awarded a place at the prestigious Laine Theatre Arts where she trained professionally for 3 years. During her time there she was awarded a scholarship for her potential and commitment. While at Laine Theatre Arts she performed in many productions including 'Facing the Future', 'Ahead of the Game', 'Is there Life after School', 'Company', 'Sweet Charity', 'Edna the Inebriate Woman', and 'The Spirit of Life'. She also passed het teaching exams with 96%, the highest ever recorded mark at that time, as well as completing all of her ISTD Modern and Tap exams. Sophie is our Principal Drama teacher as well as teaching Ballet and Jazz for us.   


Rachel Ware ARAD RTS

Rachel started dancing at the age of 3 years. At the age of 9 years she was accepted into the Royal ballet School Junior Associate programme. Rachel won Gold at the All England Ballet Finals in 2003 and also won the Janic Fullman Cup for the highest overall mark throughout all sections. At 11 Rachel was accepted into the Royal Ballet School where she trained full-time for 5 years graduating in 2008. During her time at the School she performed with the Royal Ballet Company at the Royal Opera House in Sleeping Beauty (2004), Swan lake (2005), and Nutcracker (2006). Rachel was also selected to take part in a BBC1 documentary with Darcy Bussell entitled 'The Magic of Swan Lake'. Following her graduation she was given a full scholarship with the English National Ballet School. She was then given a contract with the English National Ballet Company and performed with them at the Royal Albert Hall in their production of Swan Lake. Rachel was also featured in the BBC4 programme 'A Year in the Life of the National Ballet'. Rachel is a qualified Royal Academy of Dance Ballet teacher with registered teaching status.   

Georgia Ware ARAD

Georgia attended the Royal Ballet School, White Lodge Richmond Park for five years and then went on to the Royal Ballet Upper School from which she graduated in 2013. Credits include: the Royal Ballet's production of Nutcracker, Little Cosette in Les Miserables (West End), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, the BBC's Sound of Music tribute as a member of the Von Trapp family, The Bill, and Chloe in the Magic of Ballet fortnightly magazine. Georgia is now in her sixth year at Phantom of the Opera in the West End and her second year in the role of Meg.

Emma Bowles 

Emma completed her training at the Margaret Howard Theatre School where she qualified as a Dance teacher with ISTD qualifications in Tap, Jazz, and Modern. She is also a Primary school teacher and enjoys performing twice a year with Harrow Light Company in various musicals, having played roles such as Eliza Doolittle, My Fair Lady and Peggy Sawyer in 42nd Street. She has choreographed annual dance shows for the last five years and enjoys sharing her enthusiasm for performing with her students.


Alexandra Taylor-Brown

I began dancing at Greenford School of Dance at the age of 2 years in Tap and Ballet. I then moved on to Spotlight School of Dance  studying Jazz, Modern, and Musical Theatre before moving to The Margaret Howard Theatre College to add Streetdance/Commercial, Contemporary, Singing, Acting, Music Theory and Repertoire to my studies. I am a qualified ISTD teacher and have performed in many local shows. I am also qualified as an Aerial Dance Teacher. 

James Pullen

James started his training at Tiffany Theatre College before gaining a place at the Central School of Ballet. During his graduation year he appeared on BBC's So You Think You Can Dance and was first cover for the finalists on the live shows. He also played the Wolf, a lead role in Didy Veldman's production of Peter and the Wolf. Following his graduation James toured with the Vienna Festival Ballet in their production of Nutcracker playing numerous roles. He has also played the role of the Slave Master in the UK tour of Phantom of the Opera, Diesel in West Side Story, and in Aladin for Qdos entertainment. His film and television credits include The Danish Girl starring Eddie Redmayne and Amber heard where he partnered Amber in a Pas de deux, as well as being a featured dancer in the Just Eat advert.      

Sophie Hudson

Sophie began performing at the age of 4 years before going on to train at Suzanne's School of Dance for seven years. Sophie then passed her A levels in Dance and Theatre Studies (A*), and Performance Studies (B). During this time she was also involved in: B.O.D.S. productions of We Wil Rock You, and Grease, annual productions with the Summer Youth project at the Beck Theatre, Annie with Songtime, playing a Bird Girl in Encore Theatre's first production of Seussical and extra work in BBC's Big School and Bwarks Drifters. Sophie then gained a place at London Studio Centre graduating with a BA Honours in Theatre Dance, specialising in Music Theatre. During her time at London Studio Centre Sophie performed in many productions such as dance Overture, Spring Collection, Shakers, Little Shop of Horrors, and in her final year played Margot in Legally Blonde. Sophie enjoys teaching Tap and other classes at Suzanne's.           

Georgia-May Penny

Georgia has been dancing since she was just 3 years of age and has since gone on to become a professional Commercial dancer working in the industry. Georgia started her dancing career at Suzanne's and the wen on to train in Musical Theatre at Southern Theatre Arts. Georgia is currently teaching Street and Commercial at Suzanne's.  

Leanne Garretty
Leanne trained at the London Studio Centre and was the recipient of the Merrifield Award for the best all round performer and most outstanding performance in the Jazz Company. Leanne has performed in the West End in Jersey Boys and Rock of Ages. She has also been on the UK tour in Jersey Boys, Monkee Business, We Will Rock You, High School Musical, Jazz Dance Company, and The Witches. Leanne has also performed in Elf The Musical at Plymouth Lowry Theatre, Stars Falling at the Key Theatre in Peterborough, Aladdin at Theatre Royal Windsor, and Bless The Bride at Kings Head Theatre. She has also been on overseas tours, in the Far East and Germany in Starlight Express. 
Her television credits include being a skater/dancer on BBC's The Slammer, ITV's Britannia High, a singer/dancer on McDonalds Popstars The Rivals advert, BBC's Tonight's The Night, and as Pearl in Starlight Express on RTHK's The Works.