The Dance Academy Team

Come and meet our TDA team, we're a friendly bunch of people!

  • RUTH

    DE AREZ CINTRA

    PRINCIPAL

    "I have danced since I was 2 and a half years old, and after my professional career and bringing up my family, I decided to use my teaching qualifications to open my own dance school.

    It was (and still is!) very important to me that my school has a community spirit and if nothing else, this has been a huge success.

    At TDA, our community spirit is in abundance and all students are afforded a happy, nurturing environment, in which they can learn, grow, and develop."

  • FRANCESCA

    KERR-MITCHELL

    HEAD GIRL

    "I’ve been dancing since I was 4 years old, I started in September 2010 & I am so glad I did. 

     

    My favourite part of TDA is the people, we are all a friendly bunch & love to meet new students. I also love the opportunities to join workshops & learn new skills & tricks.

     

    I also help out with lots of other classes, as I enjoy being part of mentoring the younger students!"

  • HANNAH

    GARLEY

    APPRENTICE ASSISTANT

    "I’ve been dancing since I was 7 years old, and I started in February 2011. I am so proud to be a part of TDA as everyone is so welcoming, and it feels like we are all one big family.

     

    I also enjoy the opportunities given at TDA, as it always give you the chance to work harder! I have to say that my most favourite style is probably Commercial!"

  • CHLOE

    THOMAS

    HEAD MENTOR

    "I started dancing at the age of 4 and I’m so glad I did.

     

    My favourite thing about TDA is the people I’ve met along the way and how we all support each other.

     

    I love all styles of dance but I would have to say my favourite is Commercial."

  • NATALIE

    DE AREZ CINTRA

    TDA PRODUCTIONS

    "I’ve danced at TDA since I was 4 years old, and it has always been my home away from home. I grew up with TDA, and I wouldn’t have had it any other way.

     

    Through the years I have developed my own abilities in many of the areas of dance that TDA offers, but also assisting with teaching the younger students to advance their own skills.

     

    With the launch of TDA Productions, I am very excited to use my background in Photography and Videography to broaden TDA’s horizons and really show people what we are made of!"

  • AMY

    MILLER

    MARKETING

    Amy looks after TDA's Marketing, including:

    • Photography

    • Website

    • Social Media

    • Brand

    • Creative content

  • FINLAY

    MCKEE

    COMMERCIAL TEACHER

    "I've been with TDA since I was 4 and have never felt more welcome in a place than here.

     

    Miss Ruth gave me everything I could possibly need to prepare myself to become a professional dancer and she has created a school where everyone is encouraged to be the best dancer they can be.

     

    My favourite style is Commercial and I love being able to see improvements in everyone every single week and seeing how supportive we all are of each other!”

  • MEGAN

    JOYCE

    GUEST TEACHER

    • Singing

    • Drama

    • Social Media

Class MENTORS

Abbey Davies

Chloe Thomas

Daisy Smyth

Darcey Walker

Elle Clottey

Emily Thomas

Louise Thomas

Niamh Fairley