Find out more about our fantastic teachers at Zapphire below
We have an incredibly dedicated and talented staff at Zapphire School Of Dance. Each instructor is highly skilled and educated in their field and has extensive experience working with a variety of age groups. The entire staff takes great care in creating age-appropriate classes where each student receives individualized instruction and attention.
UKCA Cheer Coach,
SPIN CITY, ABRSM, RAM
Charlotte trained at Italia Conti Arts Centre receiving a scholarship in 2009. To further her experience in Dance, Music & Drama, Charlotte studied at Chichester University gaining her teacher training diploma before returning home to train with ‘Dream Dance Academy London’, gaining her Associates Teaching & Anatomy & Physiology Diploma (Hons)
with the International Dance Teachers Association.
Charlotte has performed with Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship International & teaches private singing lessons weekly through Zapphire. Charlotte teaches singing at Reigate School and is a Music Teach at Yattendon Primary School. Charlotte works as a dance teacher at Trinity Oaks C of E Primary School, Horley Infant School & 100 Acre-wood Pre-School in Redhill.
Charlotte has had the opportunity to work for professional west-end and theatre productions and has experience working with children and adults at the Orpheus Centre in Godstone.
Charlotte has been a vocal director at 'Star for a Night' run by Reigate and Banstead Council.
Charlotte is a fully qualified Cheer Coach with the UKCA and head coach for Zapphire 'Elite Team' & Zapphire Cheer Squad and is qualified Aerial Sling Instructor with Spin City!
Louisa has been dancing from the age of 5 in various styles of dance. Having just competed her BA Honours Dance Degree at Kingston University, Louisa is keen to be channeling her passion into her career. Louisa has taught Contemporary to the Universities Dance Society and carefully had to select a competition team to work with during this time.
Alongside her studies, Louisa has had the opportunity to perform at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival as well as numerous events whilst being a company member of The Wolfpack Dance Collective.
Currently Louisa is furthering her training in Musical Theatre with The Runaway House Training programme as well as performing in a concept music video for artist Joe Man led by choreographer Chloe Williams.
Miss Louisa will be teaching at Zapphire and at our school locations in Surrey.
BA HONS KINGSTON UNI
PERFORMING ARTS TEACHER
Miss Shelley started dancing at the age of 6 at a London based dance school, training in Tap, Ballet, Modern and Street Jazz. She continued with her dance exams under the NATD board to get to intermediate levels in Tap and Ballet with the majority of ballet grades achieving distinction, and her teachers qualification in modern in 2014.
During her training and for a little while after she qualified, Miss Shelley assisted with Ballet and Modern classes for beginners to advanced. Preparing students for annual shows at her previous dance school of 14 years. Miss Shelley assisted with the shows, taking part in the performances at a stage guide for the Baby Ballets and Hip Hops. Miss Shelley helped backstage on show nights and in rehearsals. Since recently moving to Surrey, Miss Shelley volunteered as assistant choreography for the Ockley and Capel 2015 pantomime, where she met Miss Charlotte.
Cherelle has been dancing since the age of 4, and since then has trained in ISTD Ballet, Modern and Tap, as well as Contemporary, Jazz, Commercial, Hip Hop and Heels Choreography. Over the years Cherelle has performed at theatres including Royal Albert Hall, Her Majesty’s and Sadler’s Wells, as well as smaller, local theatres. Cherelle has a BA (Hons) degree in Dance Education from Canterbury Christ Church University, and spent her final year of university being the President of the university Dance Society.
Miss Cherelle's teaching at Zapphire is at Royal Alexandra and Albert School. Cherelle will also be teaching Commercial dance at the school and After School Clubs at Trinity Oaks.
Hannah is trained in Dance and Musical Theatre as well as Aerial and graduated from London Studio Centre with a Ba (Hons) in Dance.
Since graduating she has worked professionally as a dancer both in the UK and abroad.
Hannah’s been doing aerial for 4 years and in 2017 completed the foundation and professional level training courses at My Aerial home in London. Hannah specialises in Aerial Hoop but also has training in Silks, Sling, Rope and Trapeze. More recently Hannah has been teaching Aerial Hoops and silks to children.
Miss Ellie started Baton Twirling at the age of 4 years with her local troupe. Ellie has toured in many shows and competitions in the UK and has stared in programmes including ‘Dancing On Ice’ and MTV’s Plain Jane with her Baton Twirling Routines.
Miss Ellie joined us this Summer for our Cirque Du Zapphire workshop and her lesson was amazing! We can't wait to get this class started this September.