Emma, Principal and Dance Academy Owner
I started dancing at a very young age, but I knew straight away that it was my passion and what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. I started dancing with Susan Town who taught at The Bird’s College based in Sidcup. Here I learnt Ballet, Modern, Tap and Character. At the age of 16 I joined Lewisham Dance College, and I undertook a 3 year foundation course in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Street Dance, Contemporary & Pilates. After Lewisham I attended Laban University in London to develop my skills further. After performing in a number of shows and competitions, I decided I wanted to pass on my love and passion for dance to others. I went on to pass my teaching exams in 2001. I worked for a number of dancing schools before Zest Dance Academy was opened September 2012.
I am proud to say that Zest now has over 150 talented students, that are all developing the same passion for dance as I have.
Sasha, Dance Teacher
Sasha began dancing at a young age, and always had a huge passion for dance. She achieved graded examination work in RAD ballet, ISTD tap and modern, She also performed in many shows and competitions across the country. Sasha was fortunate to attain both GCSE and A level dance/performing arts qualifications. She went on to attend the university of Middlesex, where she studied dance performance for over three years. This enabled her to gain a greater understanding and passion for contemporary dance and ballet.
Sasha says “I feel very privileged to be part of Zest Dance Academy”
Samuel, Musical Theatre Teacher
Samuel is a Twenty Four year old Actor, Musical Director and Teacher.
After Receiving his BA HONS at Essex University he has been lucky enough to perform in shows such as “Love Stuck” The Musical (Original Cast), “Cinderella” (UK TOUR), “Sweeney Todd” (Ramsgate Theatre) and “American Idiot” (Essex University).
He has recently been a Musical Director for an “Evening Of Musical Theatre” at the Landmark Centre In Deal. Samuel Teaches, Musical Theatre, Singing Technique and Piano.
Jessica, Student Helper
Jessica joined Zest Dance Academy in 2013 and became a student helper in September 2018. As well as helping younger students in their classes she also attends Ballet, Tap, Street, Musical Theatre and Contemporary. She is a great help and loved by everyone in the school.