Suzie Amiet Dip RBS(TC) ARAD AISTD AIDTA
Suzie began dancing at the age of 6 in Littlehampton, West Sussex. At the age of 10 she successfully auditioned for Elmhurst Ballet School where she studied full time for 5 years. After completing her GCSE’s she continued her training at The Royal Ballet School for a further 3 years.
During this time she had many exciting opportunities to teach and dance within the school and company. At the age of 19 Suzie moved to Devon to teach with Susan Dukes and in September 2009 became Principal of the school. Suzie also continues to teach for the Junior Associate programme of the Royal Ballet School.
Tara Smith ARAD RAD RTS AIDTA
Tara commenced her dance training with Jan Cload in Sidmouth and quickly developed a passion for ballet. By the age of 13 she had taken and passed both the Intermediate Foundation and Intermediate Ballet examinations. After a break for her A’Levels Tara successfully auditioned for the Royal Academy of Dance Teaching Certificate programme and since graduating has taught all over Devon.
Jane Harvey AISTD DIP
Jane began her dance training at Dance Arts Theatre College, Exmouth and left with Assoociates in Tap and Modern together with Bronze, Silver and Gold Acting Medals. She danced professionally all over the world between 1986 and 1990 and gained her Equity membership. She also had many television roles including parts in Casualty, House of Elliot and Miss Marple. She has been teaching back in Devon since 1993 and joined our school in 2005.
Michelle trained in Exeter at the Susan Dukes School of Dancing. At the age of 16 she moved to London and attended the Stella Mann College for 3 years, graduating with a National Diploma in Professional Musical Theatre. Since graduating Michelle has worked at Disneyland Resort Paris as well as many local theatres. Michelle has also taught Street Jazz with The University of Exeter’s Dance Society playing an integral part in the society’s various performances.
Daisy was born in Plymouth, she moved to London in 2012 to pursue a career in contemporary dance. She gained a place at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance graduating with a BA(Hons) in 2014. During her studies she performed in works by Lea Anderson, Rosemary Butcher, Tony Thatcher and Gary Lambert. Following her degree Daisy toured in the UK and internationally with Transitions Dance Company and graduated with her MA in dance performance woth distinction in 2015. Daisy is now a freelance dance artist and practitioner in the South West.