About Us

Miss Deborah Jayne – Principal

BA Honours Degree in Dance & Performing Arts DDI & DDE ISTD Ballet/Tap/Modern

Deborah started dancing at an early age and trained to a professional level. She obtained a BA Honours Degree in Dance and Performing Arts at Hertfordshire University before qualifying as a teacher with ‘The Centre’ for Performing Arts and Kingston Teaching Training College. Previously Deborah had attended Laine Theatre Arts and London Studio for theatre studies and musical theatre. 


Deborah has been performing professionally in theatres for many years and has built up her career performing in theatre and television. 

Throughout her career Deborah has taught dance in a number of reputable dance schools and in colleges she has choreographed for a number of companies including some well known holiday companies, choreographing their ‘in-house’ productions, she has also choreographed for musicals, films, fashion shows and charity events. Deborah follows the established Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing, her genres taught include ballet, modern, tap, hip-hop, contemporary and musical theatre. She enjoys using her professional experiences to teach to a high standard and finds teaching rewarding and fulfilling.

Miss Kate

Diploma in Dance and Musical Theatre. DDI & DDE ISTD – Ballet

Miss Kate studied dance and musical theatre at The Arts Educational School and furthered her training at The Performance Preparation Academy where she continued to expand her dance and musical theatre training. Since this time Miss Kate has performed as a dancer for various professional companies and was privileged to take part in the Olympics closing ceremony. Miss Kate has always enjoyed teaching and after obtaining her teaching qualifications with the ISTD, she now teaches for various schools, teaching Ballet, Tap and Modern. Miss Kate teaches our Southfields Ballet classes.

Miss Emma

BA (Hons), LRAD, ARAD, DDE (Tap), DDE (Imperial Ballet), DDI (Modern), RAD RTS

Emma trained at Orwell Dance from the age of three to eighteen achieving her Advanced 2 in Ballet, Tap and Modern. She competed in many Dance Competitions, including the All England National Finals where she represented the South East region in both the Contemporary and Modern solo sections as well as Modern, Ballet and Contemporary Group sections. She has also taken lead roles in many amateur performances, including Wendy in Peter Pan, the Mad Hatter in Alice in Wonderland and the title character in Mary Poppins.

Emma went on to complete the BA (Hons) in Ballet Education at the Royal Academy of Dance, underwritten by the University of Bath. Emma holds the Diploma in Dance Instruction for Modern and the Diploma in Dance Education for Tap and Imperial Ballet from the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing. She also holds the prestigious Licentiate of the Royal Academy of Dance. She currently teaches a range of dance styles and age groups in South West London and Hampshire, preparing students for both Graded and Vocational exams. Emma finds teaching to be rewarding and enjoys inspiring the next generation of young dancers.

Miss Millie

I began dancing at the age of 12 and never looked back. I was dancing whenever I could in the evenings and at the weekends until I left school, then I began training full time for 3 years to do a Level 3 extended Diploma in Performing Arts and a Pre-Vocational year. During this time I have achieved a number of ISTD exams in Ballet, Modern and Tap. As well as assisting many dance classes and where I found a passion for teaching. It was doing this that I decided it was the career path for me and I am now completing my ISTD DDE qualification in Ballet and Modern and teaching a variety of genres. I aspire to have an positive impact on the journey of the students I teach and be constantly inspiring them to reach their goals and also have lots of fun doing it!

Miss Lucy

Lucy attended The Brit School of Performing Arts and went straight on to complete a three year degree course at London Studio Centre as a Seedtime graduate (musical theatre).

Some of her performing experience includes performing in front of 5000 people at the O2 Academy Brixton for the ‘Carter and The Unstoppable Sex Machines’ final gig, perform in an Anya Hindmarch fashion week show, take part in the Miley Cyrus Madame Tussauds London wax work unveiling trailer and play various characters in a production of Legally Blonde at the Pleasance Theatre.

Lucy has an immense passion for teaching and choreography, in which over the last four years, has taught at various schools in London, back at The Brit School and has choreographed many routines that have entered various festivals, gaining high marks and many medals.

Miss Beth

BA (Hons) Ballet Education RAD RTS, DDE ISTD Imperial Ballet

Miss Beth grew up in Herefordshire and began Ballet, Tap and Modern at the age of 4, later going on to complete her vocational exams with the ISTD at Insteps Dance Academy, Ludlow. Developing a strong passion for dance, she decided to pursue a career in dance teaching. Miss Beth attended Janet Marshall’s Dance Centre, Cheltenham to gain her DDE in Imperial Ballet through the ISTD before successfully gaining a place on the BA (Hons) Ballet Education programme at the Royal Academy of Dance in September 2016. Whilst studying, Beth expanded her expertise by becoming a certified Progressing Ballet Technique teacher, which she now teaches on top of syllabus and non-syllabus dance lessons in a range of dance schools around London.

Miss Beth is very excited to share her eclectic knowledge of dance at Deborah Jayne’s School of Dance and Theatre.

Miss Hannah

Hannah has been dancing from the age of 3 with at her local school in Oxford. Alongside completing her Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) grades from Pre-primary to Advanced 1 she has also been assisting with the lower grades for the last 10 years which is where she really developed a love teaching and witnessed the the wonderful effect dancing can have on young students. She has also trained with the Cecchetti Associate Program, Danceworks International Ballet Academy and English Youth Ballet to gain as broad an insight to the world of ballet as she can, gaining experience in all the different ballet styles and teaching techniques. She has recently moved to London in September 2018 to start her training on the BA (hons) Ballet Education and Licentiate programs offered at the Royal Academy of Dance.