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BA(Hons) RAD RTS ARAD LRAD
Growing up in Wallingford Lucy first discovered her love for dancing at the Kinecroft Academy of Dance. Lucy trained and passed exams in tap, modern and jazz, however ballet has always been her real passion. In 2011 Lucy was delighted to have been accepted onto the BA (Hons) Ballet Education course at the Royal
Academy of Dance (RAD). She received 3 years of in depth training from
experienced tutors and so many wonderful experiences. Lucy furthered her studies by becoming a Licentiate of the Royal Academy of Dance and after passing Advanced 2 RAD Ballet she also became an Associate of the RAD.
Since graduating, Lucy has been employed at various schools across London where she gained invaluable experience teaching children from the age of two, up to adults.
Lucy is committed to developing and progressing the technique of her students at all levels, and finds encouraging enjoyment and creativity in the children through dance extremely rewarding.
Although she predominantly teaches RAD ballet, she is also in demand for non-
syllabus classes and runs children’s dance parties, with varying themes for all ages.
Lucy has also worked for the RAD as both a teacher and administrator. She has
been involved in the running and teaching of workshops, summer schools, shows
and exams within this prestigious and world-renowned institution. Lucy’s students all receive excellent RAD Ballet Exam results with a 100% pass rate.
In 2017 Lucy was offered the opportunity to take over the Kinecroft Academy of
Dance. Seizing this opportunity, she moved back from London so she could dedicate herself fully to the school. Lucy loves being able to balance her love of dance with her passion for teaching and nurturing children.
BA (Hons) / ISTD DDE / DipRSL
From a very young age Chloe trained in many styles of dance varying from Ballet, Tap, Jazz to Irish Dance. She competed in Irish Dance Competitions up to a Preliminary Championship Level as well as achieving Intermediate level in RAD Ballet, ISTD modern and ISTD tap and has continued to Advanced 2 in ISTD Tap. As well as this, Chloe trained full-time for a year at the Performance Preparation Academy where she studied Acting, Singing and Dance. Whilst at PPA Chloe achieved her Trinity Guildhall Grade 8 Speech and Drama as well as her London College of Music Grade 8 Musical Theatre.
Chloe graduated from Buckinghamshire New University with a Degree in Dance and Performance. One of her personal achievements is choreographing and performing a lyrical routine to represent Bucks University at Move it 2013. Chloe also danced in the Para-Olympics Closing Ceremony in London 2012.
In 2016 Chloe joined ID Dance, a NEW Independent teacher training and examination board, ran by Ryan Jenkins and can teach the contemporary syllabus.
Chloe has recently completed her Associate Diploma in Teaching Performance Arts (ADPA) whilst working at Stagecoach Performing Arts as their Event Coordinator where she would create performing arts events for students across the globe including an annual event for students to perform at Disneyland Paris.
Chloe attended the Linda Sweetzer Teacher Training college where she achieved her Diploma in Dance Education for ISTD Tap and Modern. She remains a full member of the ISTD and attends frequent CPD courses to keep up to date with the ISTD Syllabi. Chloe is also trained in the ISTD Contemporary syllabus. Chloe has recently become a member of the NATD.
Chloe is so excited to be joining Kinecroft Academy of Dance, she is looking forward to working towards exams with the students and helping the school grow. Here’s to an exciting future!
Debra started dancing with Kinecroft Academy at the age of 3 and this sparked her love of dance and performing. From there Debra went on to take Performing Arts with Dance at the University of Chichester, graduating in 2014.
Since leaving University Debra has taught Musical Theatre to children aged 2 – 18 with all abilities and backgrounds. Debra is thrilled to be back as part of the KAD team, passing on her love and passion for Musical Theatre to the next generation.
BA (Hons), LRAD
Victoria began dancing at the age of 3 at the Kinecroft Academy of Dance. Here she studied ballet, jazz, modern, tap, contemporary and musical theatre. She has always been passionate about dance and furthered her training through the BA (Hons) Ballet Education degree and the Licentiate of the Royal Academy of Dance at the Royal Academy of Dance in London, graduating in 2016. Whilst studying at the RAD she developed her performance and choreography skills in both ballet and contemporary technique and developed her teaching opportunities. Victoria has taught in a variety of schools across London, training and preparing students for exams as well as choreographing for many performances. In 2017 Victoria formed a youth performance company, Acton Youth Ballet. Here she teaches a wide range of styles and choreographs pieces for performances, festivals and competitions. Victoria also teaches dance on two courses at The Henley College and enjoys preparing students for their future careers in dance.
May has been dancing at the Kinecroft Academy of Dance since the age of three where she has danced ballet, tap, modern and contemporary. May has completed all the ballet grades from pre-primary to grade 8 and both intermediate foundation and intermediate ballet; and is currently working towards her advanced foundation exam. May hopes to complete all the vocational exams in the future. May has gained lots of teaching experience from assisting Miss Lucy and teaching her own classes. Alongside assisting and teaching May is currently studying at the Royal Academy of Dance where she will gain a certificate in ballet teaching studies. Dance has always been May’s passion, so she is enjoying working at KAD and is excited for the future.