Teachers

Miss Evangelina Maw- Principal & Founder

Evangelina has been dancing since the age of 3. Evangelina has a passion for dance and from a young age has performed in various professional venues including: Her Majesty's Theatre, London Palladium, Saddlers Wells and Disneyland Paris. Following the distinction* she received for her B-Tec Dance, Evangelina went on to study a BA hons degree in Choreography and Dance at the University of Winchester (classification 2.1), which offed a firm foundation of theory, dance and performance.

Alongside University Evangelina completed her Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing ISTD Level 3  Diploma in Dance Instruction at Chichester College and has undertaken many exams under the society from a young age. Therefore she is aware of different styles of dance and new techniques and is highly skilled in many different genres including: contemporary, ballet, street, jazz, modern, tap, and cheerleading. Evangelina believes it is important for students to train in several genres of dance. 

During her time at university, Evangelina was a member of the Winchester Spirits cheerleading team (2013-16) and has had experience in competing at many national cheerleading competitions in level 1, 2 and stunt groups, and has completed the NCSSE British cheerleading association coaching qualification.

Evangelina has a full DBS, First aid and a safeguarding in sport. Evangelina is also a qualified Zumba teacher. As a teacher, Evangelina aims to be a role model and inspiring students, through her enthusiasm for dance and cheerleading.

Miss Lydia Simpson- Teacher 

Lydia started dancing at the age of 6, participating in ballet, tap and modern dance genres, regularly completed examinations in all three genres and participating in shows annually with the Runneymede School of Dancing.

In 2010, Lydia attended Brunel University, studying Bsc (Hons) Physiotherapy and is now a fully qualified physiotherapist alongside teaching dance part time. Whilst studying at Brunel, Lydia was an active member of Brunel Dance Club participating in ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary and street dance genres and held the position of “Tap Representative” within the Dance Committee.

As Lydia began her career in physiotherapy she also completed her ISTD DDI qualification with a focus on tap dance at Woking Teacher Training College.

At present, Lydia enjoys teaching dance to all ages with a variety of genres and believes her background in physiotherapy supports her mentality of safe dance practice.