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Faculty

Get to know our RAD Dance School faculty members.
BALLET FACULTY
Jasmin Armstrong, BA (Hons) LRAD ARAD

Jasmin grew up in Southampton, Hampshire and studied classical ballet, modern, jazz and tap dance at the SJ Academy of Dance. She studied the RAD Ballet syllabus and ISTD tap, modern and jazz syllabi all at Graded and Vocational levels...

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Raquel Ashton, ARAD PDTD
Raquel Ashton

Raquel trained as a scholar at the Royal Academy of Dance, Arts Educational Schools and Central School of Ballet. She joined the Ballet de Barcelona followed by the Ballet Classico de Alicante dancing soloist and principal roles in many of the major...

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Reena Bhattacharjee, BA (Hons) Ballet Education, RAD RTS, ISTD DDE

Reena BhattacharjeeReena trained locally in Ealing during her childhood, taking regular lessons in ballet, tap, modern and national dance. After finishing school and spending a couple of years travelling the world, she decided to attend the Royal Academy of Dance to complete her teacher training and graduated with a BA (Hons) in Ballet Education...

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Hilary Clark

Hilary trained at Rambert School and after graduation joined Scottish Ballet, performing in all the major classics and new works with the main company and Educational Unit. On returning to London Hilary toured extensively with London City Ballet...

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Sandra Doling

Sandra Doling was originally trained by her mother, Denise Doling. When she was a toddler she always insisted on joining in the classes instead of sitting in her pram; and, at eighteen months old she did her first performance at a local church fete as she again refused to watch. Her training then took her to Elmhurst Ballet School...

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Michelle Harrison, BA (Hons) LRAD ARAD RTS

Michelle HarrisonMichelle is a classically trained ballet dancer and RAD teacher who started taking ballet classes in South Wales at the age of 4. She was a Junior and Mid-Associate with The Royal Ballet for five years, London Junior Ballet for two years and attended several renowned ballet and contemporary...

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Ruth Henry, BA (HONS) LRAD ARAD

Ruth grew up in Ireland and studied classical ballet at the McDermott School of Classical Ballet and Dance from a young age. She studied mainly the RAD syllabus, at both graded and vocational level, and was a member of a youth contemporary dance company...

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Joel Morris, PDTD

Joel Morris was born on the Isle of Wight, where he trained with Gillian Cartwright. After completing his full-time training at the Central School of Ballet, he performed globally in many principal and soloist roles with many international ballet companies including, London City Ballet, KBallet, South African Ballet Theatre...

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Rebecca Peters

Rebecca PetersBorn in Preston, Lancashire, Rebecca began dancing at the early age of three at The Carol May academy of dance, following the RAD ballet syllabus and the ISTD tap and modern syllabus. Rebecca gained distinction at all levels of RAD and achieved the ARAD (associate of The Royal Academy of dance) in 2006.

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Sarah Platt, PGDT (Dance), B.Phil (Hons), RAD RTS, FIDTA, RAD Dip; Dance Ex Dip: Anat Dip.

Sarah PlattSarah has always trained with the Royal Academy of Dance, from childhood grades, through the Teacher Training College (as it was then known) and their first distance learning degree course: Bachelor of Philosophy in Ballet and Contextual studies, into Postgraduate education in Dance Teaching...

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Alex Simpkins, PDTD, RAD RTS, ARAD, AISTD

Alexander Simpkins was born in Wales and grew up in London. He took his first ballet lessons (RAD syllabus) in Teddington with Suzanna Raymond and Denise Kelly. Aged 9, he began lessons at RAD headquarters with John O'Brien. Having continued his dance training at Central School of Ballet....

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Josh Tuifua PDTD, RAD RTS

Josh gained a place with the Royal Ballet School Junior Associates after participating in an outreach program held with Inner London Primary Schools. After his first year as a JA, he was invited to join the prestigious Royal Ballet School starting at White Lodge...

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Lucie Walker, BA (Hons) Ballet Education, LRAD, ARAD

Lucie began her training at Dupont Dance Stage School in Leicester where she studied RAD Classical Ballet, Tap, Modern and Classical Greek. Lucie has achieved Advanced 2 qualifications in RAD Ballet and ISTD Tap and Modern. Lucie represented the school at dance festivals around the UK...

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