We believe that students should be inspired and engaged by their teachers, so that they can learn a love of their dance through their lessons.
Our teachers are life long dancers, who have had a love of dance from a young age. They have gained a wide range of experience dancing both professionally and in competitions or with companies. We teach to the ISTD standards and guidelines, ensuring a high standard of learning in all the classes we run. We also blend our focus, aiming to allow our students to progress through their grades as well as giving the opportunity to perform to audiences in shows.
Natasha-Lea is the founder, owner and principal at the Natasha-Lea School of Dance. A life long dancer, she started at the age of four with tap and modern, then ballet at the age of nine and has competed at local, county and national levels.
She trained at Trinity Laban Conservertoire of Music and Dance between 2002 - 2005, gaining a BA (Hons) in Dance Theatre, before dancing professionally in Germany.
She also holds Diplomas in Dance Instruction (DDI) for Ballet, Tap and Modern Theatre and is currently studying for Diplomas in Dance Education for Ballet, Tap and Modern Theatre.
She is also one of the founding Directors and the principal choreographer at Ariantella Dance Company, a new professional dance company based in the south of England.
Miss Natasha is currently on maternity leave so is not teaching any classes, but is in attendance most weeks to greet parents and pupils.
Naomi started dancing ballet when she was nine and has since gone on to train in Cecchetti, RAD and ISTD as well as tap and modern.
As an adult she trained in Malta for a year and a half, before coming back to start her teacher training in the UK. She also performed as a belly dancer for a year and sang with the Havant Light Opera.
She holds a Diploma in Dance Instruction (DDI) for Modern Theatre and Tap Dancing and is currently studying for this qualification in Ballet. She is also studying for her Diploma in Dance Education for Modern Theatre.
As well as teaching at the Natasha-Lea School of Dance & Drama, Naomi also offers private sessions choreographing wedding dances.
Vicky has recently joined the school teaching our Primary Ballet and Tap, Grade 1 Ballet and Tap and Grade 2 Ballet, Tap and Modern classes. Vicky is a qualified teacher with a PGCE in Dance in Secondary Education.
She is currently studying for her DDE Imperial Ballet, Modern Theatre and Tap.