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!
Maria graduated from London's Dance Centre gaining a diploma in Theatre Arts
and ISTD Dance Qualifications.
As well as her up to date knowledge on Hip Hop and Commercial which we hope she will be teaching at our school soon, Maria will be sharing her knowledge and experience with our students at Zapphire School of Dance.
Maria is a fully qualified Cheer Coach with the UKCA and head coach for Zapphire 'Elite' Team & Zapphire Cheer Squad with Miss Charlotte
Miss Maria runs a variety of classes at Zapphire and Choreographs for a range of classes at our events, shows and performances at the school.
LONDON DANCE CENTRE
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.
The performing arts has been a huge part of Molly’s life from an early age. She attended stage schools, studied theatre and musical theatre throughout school and college until she was accepted onto the One Year Foundation Course at Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts where she received professional training in Acting.
Molly decided to take a break from the performing arts and spent a few years travelling and working around the world. Even on her years out travelling, she managed to find herself teaching or working within the performing arts. Now Molly is teaching at numerous schools based in Redhill & Reigate and is extremely happy to working with Zapphire; watching the students grow into the young talented and confident children they are.
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.
Hazel has danced since the age of 3 and is trained in NATD & IDTA Ballet, Tap and Modern qualifying at advanced level.
Hazel was offered a scholarship to attend The National Youth Ballet as a child and attended the Brit School of Performing Arts gaining her BTEC Distinction and A-Level in Dance.
Hazel has danced at the Brit Awards and since then has choreographed and performed in many theatres over the years.
Hazel is passionate about Musical Theatre the Traditional Style of Musicals. Her favourite Dance Style is Fosse.
Opal Studied at the prestigious Arts Educational Schools London and Ballet West Scotland and started dancing at a very young age. It did not take long for her potential to be realised at just aged 8 she obtained her first scholarship to full time dance training.
At age 12 Opal successfully auditioned for The Arts Educational Schools London. In her time their she obtained all of her advanced ISTD dance exams in Ballet,Tap and Modern Theatre. Opal was consecutively awarded the Prestigious Dance Prize and went on to be accepted on to degree at just 16 years of age at Ballet West, Scotland.
Miss Opal is a fun, creative teacher striving to get the best out of every student. She achieved an exceptionally high mark for her ISTD teaching qualifications and also excelled in her Acrobatic Arts certification achieving 100%.
MRS KATY GROGAN
Katy Grogan joined us last year as an admin assistant.
Previous to this she had been taking a break in her working life to be a mummy to her two daughters.
Katy has past experience in sales and administrative roles and also has a huge love for theatre and singing so very much enjoys working with Zapphire!!
Chloe has recently finished full time training at the Institute of Contemporary Theatre and gained a BA(Hons) in Performing Arts.
Training in dance, singing and acting since she was little and performing in a variety of shows and competitions, including the Brighton fringe festival, Chloe found her passion for teaching at a young age and have since gone on to teach and choreograph for a variety of schools in many genres of dance and performing.
Chloe has completed her DDI teaching exams in Modern and Tap and loves nothing more than bringing her love for the arts into the studio and sharing it with students.