Teachers & Staff
 

Principal Teacher          Miss Tina   (Mrs Tina Jameson LISTD)

Miss Tina started Ballet & Tap aged 2 at the Fenn School of Dancing, Wigan. After taking many lead roles in the Dance Displays, and assisting with Saturday Classes regularly, she went on to train at the Northern Ballet School, Manchester. Tina was awarded Distinction in her teaching qualifications and upon graduation danced  professionally in Europe and the UK.

In 1989 Miss Tina took over Miss Fenn’s 40 year old established school, bringing Modern dance styles and a wealth of choreographic experience. ISTD examinations were introduced, and the Stage Shows gained a reputation of being the best in the region. In 1996 the move to Throstlenest Avenue brought Tina’s Dance Studios to its own premises, developing Studios 1, 2 & Studio 3.

Miss Tina holds Licentiate status with the Imperial Society of the Teachers of Dancing, and has successfully applied for Recognised School status with the CDET.

Deputy Head Teacher  Miss Stacey (Mrs Stacey Tordoff LISTD)

Miss Stacey was a pupil at Miss Fenn's when Tina took over, and progressed to the top of the School. Showing a natural talent and excellent choreographic skills, Stacey went on to study Dance at the Merseyside Dance Centre, Liverpool, where she was appointed Head Girl. With excellent qualifications Stacey returned to Tina’s to run classes in Studio 2.

Miss Stacey has many years' experience teaching our new Beginners, besides heading the National Dance department and teaching all genres through the Grades up to the highest Vocational level. Stacey is also our qualified First Aider and Extra Curricular Course Organiser.

Miss Stacey holds Licentiate status with the Imperial Society of the Teachers of Dancing.

Dance Teacher - Miss Lindsey (Miss Lindsey Alexander)

From her tuition at Tina's, Lindsey graduatued from Merseyside Dance Centre before dancing professionally for a number of years. She has recently returned from America where she spent 4 years as both the Resident Director and Dance Captain of the Broadway Theatre at the New York New York Casino and the Planet Hollywood Casino in Las Vegas. From there she then embarked on a tour throughout the US and Canada seeing her share the stage with Dolly Parton in Dollywood. Previous to this Lindsey travelled the world on board Carnival Cruise Lines as a Dancer and Dance Captain for over 5 years and performed in numerous UK Tours including 'Simply Big Band' and 'Spirit of the Dance'. As a qualified dance teacher Lindsey teaches dance and delivers guest workshops in numerous dance schools throughout the North West. She is happy to be teaching pupils regularly at Tina's, where it all began for her years ago!

Guest Teacher - JP (Mr John-Philip Bowen)

John-Philip comes to you, all the way from the USA. Before moving to the UK he was last seen performing at NYNY Casino and Planet Hollywood Casinos In Las Vegas. His professional experience as a performer stretches over 15 years on land & sea. Credits include: RCCL, NCL, Princess Cruises,  National tours, Casinos in Las Vegas, Niagara Falls and Reno. He has also been on tour with two different tribute bands celebrating the music of Frankie Valli & The Four Season. He holds a Bachelors of Fine Arts Degree in Musical Theatre from Otterbein University in Columbus Ohio. John-Philip is also a private vocal coach, teaching and motivating students young and old on a weekly basis. With all of his knowledge and experience, John-Philip is eager and excited to impact and teach this next generation of young talent, the beautiful thing we call, Musical Theatre.
 

Dance Teacher - Miss Lucy (Miss Lucy Eccles)

Lucy is another successful pupil from Tina's who went on to the Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts (LIPA) where she is undertaking a degree course in Dance. Still having strong ties to the school, Lucy is delighted to return as guest teacher to take classes from time to time.

Pianist - Alan (Mr Alan Gregory BAHons)

Alan joined the Staff in September 2007. He accompanies Ballet and Tap classes. Having our own pianist brings a diversity of music to our classes, and gives the teachers great flexibility during tuition - allowing tempo changes, any length of piece, introductions and codas. This helps the flow of the lessons and brings out the musicality in the pupils. Alan is a recognised pianist with the ISTD. Alan is a fully qualified music teacher, having worked in a number of schools in the area, and also gives individual piano and vocal tuition. He has recently written and produced the all Wigan cast musical "Beyond the Road to Wigan Pier" and is actively promoting Ballet for Boys within the Wigan Rugby Club training regime.

Student Teachers - Ella Heyes,  Ciara Tordoff

Saturday Demostrators -  Grace Whittle, Jade McDonough, Amelia Jones, Molly Adams, Anya Leyland and lower Prefects

Registrars - Mrs Kathy Aspinall, Mrs Carrie Compton

All our teachers are fully qualified and CRB checked.

 
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Throstlenest Avenue, Springfield, Wigan, Lancashire, WN6 7AS. Tel : 07973 667696