Meet The Teachers...
Laura (Principal/Director/Acro, Singing, Acting & LAMDA Teacher)...
"I began my training at Cheshire College of Performing Arts, where I gained a Advanced BTEC National Diploma in Musical Theatre and LAMDA Acting Awards. Throughout my training I thoroughly enjoyed starring in many stage performances.
Since my training, I firstly toured the North-West as a part of a vocal duo called ‘SWAY’. From then I have been represented by one of the leading North-West casting agents. For 2 years I appeared on ‘Coronation Street’ as one of the factory girls. I also had roles on 'CBeebies', 'Crimes That Shook Britain', 'Hollyoaks’ as ‘Young Zoe’, Peter Kay's 'Pop Factor' and too many more to mention.
I have appeared on many different soaps, dramas, films and commercials, even working with big names like Sylvester Stallone, Denise Welch, David Beckham and Jamie Oliver. I also have completed my Acrobatics teaching certification.
My favourite things are my three beautiful daughters, my husband, our doggy called 'Martha Shadazzle Glitter Sparkle', the colour purple, leopard print and glitter!
Over a fifteen year period I have gained so much experience in the performing arts and TV industry, I feel it is now my time to pass on my experience, knowledge, skills and talents to the children of Shadazzle School of Performing Arts"
Sarah (Head of Dance/Dance Teacher/Acro Teacher)...
"I first began dancing at the age of 4. I have performed in hundreds of shows including professional shows and pantomimes all over the country, too many to mention! I have also gained hundreds of awards and titles too. I have appeared in 'Bliss' magazine for Pineapple dance wear. And I have also appeared in CBBC's Xchange.
My dream was to be professionally trained, So I attended Phil Winston's in Blackpool for 3 years. I specialised in Ballet, tap, modern, jazz, street, commercial, freestyle, lyrical, contemporary, musical theatre and freestyle.
I have gained my Associate teaching qualifications with the IDTA. To add to my qualifications I have gained my Acrobatics Teacher Certification, Fitness Instructor qualification in 'Exercise to Music' as well as being qualified to teach Streetfit, Aerial Hoop and Pole Fitness too.
My favourite things are my wonderful partner Ashley, all things that glitter and Games Of Thrones. My favourite food is chocolate brownies.
With my 20+ years of experience to share with our students, I adore working with all our Shadazzle students and teaching them what I love!"
Lucy (Head Coach of Cheerleading & Gymnastics)...
"From the age of 4 I have been a Rhythmic Gymnast, I competed regionally and nationally until my retirement at the age of 16. I then went straight into coaching gymnastics and also went on to train and compete in cheerleading until I was 21.
I then took the leap to open my own cheerleading academy and I am Level 5 Cheer Coach qualified in Stunts, Tumbles and Tosses. I am also qualified in Level 2 in Gymnastics, have a Degree in Dance and Fitness, a qualified PT, Fitness Instructor and Exercise to Music Teacher.
My favourite things are spending days out or in with my family. Watching movies, ordering take out and sleeping.
I can’t wait to get started and share my knowledge and passion with all of the students at Shadazzle!"