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Our Staff 


Miss Shanelle 

Principal, Miss Shanelle, grew up in Australia where all she did was dance! She completed all of her dance examinations across all styles of dance including ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, street dance and acrobatics in both CSTD and RAD. Miss Shanelle loved competing in dance competitions across Australia, gaining many awards along the way. Her passion for teaching started at the age of 12 when she started assisting teaching at her local dance studio before gaining her full teaching qualifications in CSTD (Commonwealth Society of Theatrical Dance). She has taught many students over the years that have gone on to have professional dance careers all over the world!
Miss Shanelle loved teaching dance so much, she also went on to become a primary school teacher where she specialises in Physical Education and Dance. 


Miss Shanelle is also the owner of babyballet Wimbledon. She is the mummy to three lovely children which all love dance just as much as she does. 


Miss Myfanwy
Myfanwy grew up in rural North Wales, where she grew up dancing and performing at her parents Performing Arts Academy. She fell in love not only with dance, but with dining and drama as-well, and went on to train in musical theatre at the acclaimed ArtsEd, London. Here she appeared in their productions of Nice Work If You Can Get It and The Wild Party, in addition to performing at many prestigious events such as The Olivier Awards, and singing a solo with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall. 
Myfanwy has a wealth of teaching experience in ballet, jazz, musical theatre, tap and street dance working with children and young people from 6 months to 19 years!! As a teacher and performer, she believes that dancing can help students grow in confidence and make friends that will last a lifetime! She is very excited to watch the students at Dance Kidz Academy blossom and grow!

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Miss Emily

Emily grew up in Cornwall and started dancing at the age of three, completing her ballet, modern, jazz and tap grades to advanced level under the BBO dance syllabus. At 11 years old she was awarded a ballet scholarship with BBO dance where for 5 years she travelled to London for monthly classes with ex-ballerina, Brenda Last OBE. She then went on to study BA (Hons) Contemporary Dance at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. After graduating, she was accepted into JV2 (Jasmin Vardimon Company) where she studied and performed dance theatre. During this time, Emily worked with a range of choreographers who introduced her to moving and thinking in new ways. This helped her to adapt a versatile dance style.


Emily is passionate about giving children the creative freedom to express themselves through movement during her classes. She feels so lucky that dance has always been such a huge part of her life and wants to share this passion with her students in fun and engaging classes. She can’t wait to see her students grow in confidence in her classes!

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