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About Us

Elibah School of Dance specialises in teaching a variety of dance to children who, not only attend our evening and weekend classes but also within independent and state schools, nurseries and pre-schools around Berkshire, Hampshire and Surrey. Our dance styles include RAD Ballet, ISTD Tap, Jazz and Modern Theatre, Acrobatic Arts, Street Dance, Conditioning, Contemporary, Musical Theatre, Adult Street Dance, Adult Tap and MUCH MORE…

Our aim is to encourage the best out of every child we teach. We help our students build confidence and develop their co-ordination and rhythm in dance. Our students get to experience many performance opportunities and work towards taking graded examinations. Throughout the year, they will also have opportunities to take part in dance holiday camps and workshops ran by our teachers and professional performers. 

With our highly trained and experienced staff, we offer the best service available. We have 100% examination success!

Teachers at Elibah School of Dance are DBS checked, attend First Aid Training and Safeguarding Training and hold Public Liability Insurance.

        

Miss Kali RAD RTS ISTD DDE ACROBATIC ARTS  – PRINICPAL

Miss Kali is a qualified teacher of the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD), the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD) and the Acrobatic Arts. She has many years of experience teaching and entering students for exams in ballet, tap, modern, jazz, acro, pointework and street dance. She started dancing from a young age at two local dance schools, Allenova School of Dancing and Jayne Coleman Academy of Dance, where she quickly progressed and aspired to teach dance full time. She went on to train professionally in Musical Theatre, on a scholarship, at Millennium Performing Arts and then completed her teaching qualifications through the RAD, Linda Sweetzer Teacher Training Centre and Vanessa Atkins Clarivette. 

Miss Kali has over 13 years experience working with children, therefore gaining an excellent understanding of child development and can incorporate this into her teaching.

Miss Kali adopts an energetic and fun approach whilst ensuring an encouraging and stimulating environment. This is achieved through letting the children have the freedom to share ideas and be creative.​

Miss Abby

Admin and Dance Teacher

Miss Abby has been dancing since she was 2 and a half years old. She started her dance training with Limelight until it then became NVSDD. She has trained in ballet & tap for 16 years and street dance, modern & contemporary for the past 10 years.

Miss Abby has assisted with classes since she was 13 and has always known she would like to teach classes too.

As well as assisting, she has performed in many shows for her dance schools alongside completing exams in ballet, tap & modern. 

She has recently started teaching street dance at primary schools and will begin her RAD CBTS training in the Winter.

Miss Annelies BA (Hons) (Dance and Performance)

Social Media and Dance Teacher

 

Miss Annelies is a performer and teacher from Reading, who has danced from the age of 3.  She trained at Redroofs Theatre School at a young age and continued at Dance Sensation.

Miss Annelies went on to train professionally for 3 years at The Creative Academy gaining a passion for performance in Tap and Commercial dance. Miss Annelies graduated with a BA First Class honours degree in Dance and Performance.

Miss Annelies travelled to Kos, Greece for her first dance contract with Palmera Entertainment. She then worked for BM entertainment in India working with many Bollywood stars in music videos and films. She did this for a year and before completing her last contract in Egypt working for TMC. The final 2 months of this contract, she was Dance Captain, choreographing for the Christmas and New Year show in 2019. Miss Annelies has a strong passion for Tap dance, loves creating fun choreography, exploring with movement and showing her creative side.

Miss Annelies now runs our Adult classes at Elibah School of Dance.

Miss Lauren BA (Hons) (Urban Dance) ISTD

Miss Lauren is thrilled to join the teaching team at Elibah School of Dance. She started dancing at the age of 7 and from what began as just an after school activity, very soon became her passion.

She found her love for street dance when she attended Guildford College. She then went on to study Urban Dance at the University of East London where she achieved a BA (Hons) degree and she is also now a qualified ISTD Street Dance teacher.

Her biggest achievement so far in her teaching career was winning the Regional Heats and becoming Junior Regional Champions at The Great Big Dance Off 2020. It was a moment she will never forget!

Being a teacher is extremely rewarding; to be able to share her experience and love for dance brings nothing but joy to her.

Miss Dags

 

Miss Dags started her dance journey at the age of 12. At the beginning, she was a student of salsa, which allowed her to explore Latin moves and dance with a partner. At the age of 14, she joined The Theatre Club, where she took part in many performances which led to regionals acting competitions. 

After some time, she started lessons in breakdance, which she found the most enjoyable. She performed in various roles from background dancers to lead roles. She worked with choreographers to learn complex dance moves to adequately entertain audiences.

Since then, dance, performing and acting have been her biggest passions. She feels really thrilled to become one of Elibah School of Dance’s teachers. She continues to develop herself by taking additional dance and coaching courses. 

Miss Chantal

Miss Chantal started ballet classes at the tender age of 3, her love for dance grew every year and went on to finish her final years of schooling at the National School of Arts in South Africa, where she took on roles in various ballets. Miss Chantal then went on to opening her own studio ‘Wat’s On Dance Studio’ in 2002 where she taught children of various ages various dance forms including ballet, modern, contemporary, tap, hip-hop and acrobatics.

Miss Chantal’s students excelled locally and internationally when partaking in examinations, competitions and shows. Miss Chantal’s love for children and dance is her passion.

Miss Sian BA (Hons) Dance and

Professional Practice

Miss Sian graduated from a 3 year Musical Theatre course at Performers College, Essex, in 2011 where she was awarded a Dance And Drama Award to study.  She then went on to gain a BA (Hons) Degree in Dance and Professional Practice from Middlesex University. Before training at Performers College she trained from the age of 3 at the Renton Dance Studio in Farnborough. Whilst at Rentons, Miss Sian completed her RAD and ISTD exams and won the class prize at the Star Tap Awards. Miss Sian is looking forward to meeting you all and can’t wait to be part of the Elibah School of Dance!

Theatre Credits Include:

Dancer – London Children’s Ballet production of “Faithful Gelert”.  Various Pantomimes – Princes Hall, Aldershot and The Anvil, Basingstoke.  Dancer/Choreographer ‘Christmas in New York’ – Impact Artists.  Dora in Dora’s Dance Party – Ultim8 Productions.  Choreographer for ‘West Side Story’ The Grove Theatre, Dunstable.  Dancer – Musical Theatre shows at Potters Leisure Resort.   Dancer – ‘Wave Dancer’ Cypriot Boat Show and Touring shows in Cyprus – SMKB.  Dancer – ‘Viva’ – Mountain Entertainment.  Dancer – EDC Festival – Live Nation for Steve Aoki, Tiesto, Avicii.  Dance Workshop Leader, Dance in a Day – Princes Hall Theatre.  Bollywood Dancer – Venues include Royal Festival Hall, National History Museum, Four Seasons Hotel Park Lane, Westminster Plaza Hotel, Barcelona and Luxembourg, Edinburgh – KSPARK.  Backing dancer – Eurovision Song Contest Show for Acts Past and Present – Café de Paris, London.  Choreographer – MAD Academy dance programmes for children and adults.

TV Credits Include:

Dancer at the Malta Eurovision Song Contest for Malta’s 2012 winner Kurt Calleleja.  Dancer – BBC Asian Live Network (Televised) – Hammersmith Apollo – KSPARK.  Dancer for MTV music video “Hide and Eat” – Glamour Manifesto Produced by Ear Candy Music UK.  Channel 4- Grand National Ident , BBC – Babylon and The C word (with Sheridan Smith), ITV- Mr Selfridge.

Miss Steph

Miss Steph started in the performing arts world at the late age of 14. From this point, Miss Steph has taken many exams in ISTD tap and modern, RAD ballet and also competed her LAMDA exams in drama. Miss Steph competed in many competitions including British Arts and placed first in acrobatics twice.

She is currently training in ISTD tap and modern and working towards a DDE in these genres alongside training for a CBTS in RAD ballet. In the future, she aims to also qualify as a teacher of Acrobatic Arts and strives towards higher goals continuously. Steph loves working with all age ranges and aims to see the creativity and passion towards dance and performing arts in students as they grow.

Miss Jemma

Miss Jemma started dance classes at the age of two, after being obsessed with watching dancing on TV & fell in love with it instantly! She has formally examined in RAD & ISTD ballet, ISTD tap & modern, as well as trained in street dance, contemporary & character at Entertain Arts Ltd & Laura Henderson Dance Academy.

Miss Jemma has been a competitive dancer in regional competitions since the age of 7, placing 1st, 2nd & 3rd in many categories & has performed in many showcases. The highlight of her dance career was dancing in Disneyland Paris in 2018!

She has also dabbled in musical theatre, undertaking formal vocal training & have performed in amateur musicals such as Annie, Bugsy Malone & Footloose as both main characters & supporting roles in theatres including Windsor Royal theatre & Reading Hexagon theatre.

After taking a short break from dance to finish education, Elibah has been an incredible place to re-ignite her passion for dance and given her the opportunity to pass on her knowledge to aspiring young performers!