Kayleigh Underhill - ISTD DDI, DDE Ballet Tap and Modern & Zumba® and Zumba® Kids Licence
I am an ISTD qualified teacher in Ballet, Modern and Tap and hold my Zumba® licence. I also have experience in Lyrical, Street, Jazz, Contemporary and Commercial. I studied at Chichester College for three years working towards my ISTD Level 3 Diploma in Dance Instruction alongside my BTEC Level 3 in Performing Arts (Dance) where I gained a triple Distinction*. From this I went onto my ISTD Level 4 Diploma in Dance Education. I first found my love for teaching in 2014 when I used to help out with classes. Since then I have worked for various dance schools teaching a range of ages. I have been dancing within the ISTD syllabus since the age of 5 and have worked my way through all my major exams including my Advanced 2 Modern and Tap and my Advanced 1 Ballet. I am still training to achieve my Advanced 2 Ballet. I have performed in numerous amateur productions over the years at various theatres in West Sussex as well as some professional shows. These are : - Dick Whittington, Chequer Mead, 2016. - Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Chequer Mead, 2015 - Dance Proms, Royal Albert Hall, 2014. -Dance Proms, Royal Albert Hall, 2013. My other professional credits are: -Model, Bunn Leisure website, 2016. -Model, Bunn Leisure Holiday Brochure, 2015.
Chantelle Swatridge-Smith - ISTD DDI Ballet, Tap and Modern Chantelle is an ISTD qualified teacher in Ballet, Modern and Tap. She has been dancing for around 18 years studying a range of styles including Ballet, Tap, Modern, Jazz, Pointe, Street, Hip Hop, Commercial and Contemporary. Chantelle has worked her way through all the ISTD Modern and Tap exams right up to her Advanced 2, she has also achieved her Advanced 1 RAD Ballet. Chantelle studied at Chichester college for 2 years where she gained her BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Dance with triple Distinction* and her ISTD Diploma in Dance Instruction. Chantelle is about to enter her 3rd year at The Royal Acacemy of Dance where she is on a degree course which focuses on Ballet and Contemporary training alongside Education and Teaching. Chantelle will graduate with her Licentiate in Ballet where she will go on to become an examiner for children's dance exams. Chantelle has performed at many theatres including The O2 Arena, The Guildhall, The Mayflower Theatre and London's West End. Chantelle was also a dancer in part of David Walliams stage production of Gangster Granny.
Chantelle has been teaching and choreographing for two years with a number of dance schools and has a huge amount of experience and talent to share with the children. Chantelle also holds an enhanced DBS and paediatric first aid.
Jill Shadbolt - AISTD Modern and Tap Jill is an ISTD qualified teacher in Modern and Tap. She trained at Brian Rogers Performers College for three years which then led on to performing at top hotels in London, and dancing on a Carribean Cruise line. Jill then became the resident Dance Teacher at Elite Dance School teaching Jazz, Modern, Tap, Street and Salsa. Jill has been the Dance Teacher at the Horsham branch of Act Too since it first opened its doors back in 2005. Jill has worked with Act Too on many shows – some of which include CopaCabana, Wizard of Oz, Jungle Book and most recently Hairspray.