Heidi Rhodes RAD RTS ARAD LAMDA

Principal and Ballet Teacher

Heidi received formal training at ‘The Royal Ballet School’ and ‘Corona Academy Stage School’ both in London and gained her teaching qualifications at the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) and London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.

As Principle of the school she has choreographed numbers for performances at Sadler’s Wells, Her Majesty’s, The London Palladium, The Royal Albert Hall, Theatre Royal Windsor, Legoland Windsor, Disneyland Paris, A Night At The Musicals UK Tour, Essence of Ireland UK Tour and The Theatre Academy – Oliver, Sound of Music, Annie & Honk.

Theatre credits include ‘Annie’ at Victoria Palace (Opening Cast), ‘Cats’ UK Tour, The Royal Ballet, Ballet International & Numerous Pantomines!

TV Credits: Mike Leigh’s ‘Home Sweet Home’, The Sweeney, Grange Hill Series 2, 3 & 4, LWT Two’s Company, Play for Today ‘Where Angels Fear’, Sunday Night At The Palladium.  Film credits: The Elephant Man, The Omen.

Megan Rhodes RAD RTS ARAD / Acrobatic Arts module 1 & 2 / ID – Dance contemporary

Ballet, Contemporary & Acrobatic Arts

Megan trained at The Heidi Rhodes School of Dancing from the age of three and was accepted to be an associate at London Junior Ballet and Central School of Ballet.  When Megan was fifteen, she was offered a scholarship for Legat School of Dance (St Bede’s School Sussex) where she completed a further two years of vocational training and even made Head Girl in her final year!  

Megan has a passion for choreography and three years ago introduced a competition team to the school that has gone on to achieve exceptional results at local, regional and national level.  Megan has completed all of her RAD Ballet examinations (from Primary up to and including Advanced Two) gaining a Distinction in them all!

Rebecca Howell Diploma of Dance

Vocational Ballet Teacher

Rebecca graduated from The Royal Ballet School’s highest teaching qualification, Diploma of Dance Teaching, specialising in Vocational Training and is a Senior and Mid-Associates teacher in Covent Garden for the Royal Ballet School’s Associate programme. Rebecca has also had the privilege of teaching full-time at White Lodge Lower School and during her time as a Classical Ballet teacher she supported students in The Royal Ballet Company’s performances of The Nutcracker and Woolf Works. She has also been part of the Associate Outreach team teaching in Livorno, Italy, a teacher at White Lodge Summer Schools and a teacher at The Royal Ballet School’s spring course held in Hong Kong. Rebecca is also a teacher of Prep Associates at Central School of Ballet and has taught at their International Summer course and various intensive study days. Rebecca is an RAD Registered teacher having completed the Certificate in Teaching Studies with the Royal Academy of Dance. Rebecca has performed at theatres such as The Royal Opera House, Opera Holland Park and Sadler’s Wells.

Sophie Walsh BA (Hons) Ballet Education RAD RTS

Ballet Teacher

Sophie joined the Heidi Rhodes School of Dancing at the age of eleven as a student.  During her time as a pupil she attained her graded and vocational ballet examinations as well as having the opportunity to compete in Dance Festivals and be part of dance groups performing in the West End.  Sophie attended Royal Academy of Dance, following her A-Levels and she achieved BA (Hons) Ballet Education and RAD Registered Teacher Status.  Since graduating she has continued as a freelance ballet teacher.

Rachel Chapman BA (Hons) Musical Theatre

Modern & Tap Teacher

Rachel trained at ‘Julie Sianne Theatre Arts’ and at 17 went on to train further at ‘London Studio Centre’.  Rachel graduated with a BA Hons in Musical Theatre and Dance alongside winning the award for most outstanding Tap Dancer.  Since graduating she has appeared on many TV shows and commercials including Children in Need, Comic Relief, The Jonathon Ross Show and Britain’s Got Talent.  She has performed in Musical Theatre shows across London and around the world.  She teaches Tap and Jazz across top Dance colleges such as Urdang, Laine Theatre Arts, GSA and Millennium.  For the last two years she has focused on choreographing and her credits include BBCs ‘Strictly Come Dancing’, ‘The Brit Awards’, new shows onboard cruise ships for MSC and Norwegian Lines and shows such as ‘The Rat Pack’, ‘Blues Brothers’, ‘Bad Girls’ and many more!

Naomi King ISTD DDE

Modern and Tap Teacher

Naomi started dance and gymnastics from a young age and performing on stage soon became her passion. She has taken exams in RAD Ballet and ISTD Modern, she went on to study Musical Theatre and Dance at sixth form college and achieved straight distinctions in her National Diplomas. She then studied Musical Theatre at The Oxford School of Drama where she was taught by leading industry professionals in acting, singing, performance and dance. After leaving drama school she pursued her major passion of dance teaching and has gone on to study with Linda Sweetzer to gain her DDE.

Anna Gardener BA (Hons) Dance ISTD DDI

Modern & Tap Teacher

Anna started dancing at ‘Bernese School of Theatre, Dance and Drama’ starting with Ballet, then branching out into Modern, Jazz, Tap, Street and Contemporary. During her time there she took many ISTD exams in Ballet, Modern and Tap and most recently received Distinctions in Advanced 1 Modern and Ballet. Anna was part of a Troupe that toured England performing at places such as the Birmingham Hippodrome and the Lowry and competed in SOARUK competitions.
Anna studied at ‘Creative Academy’ where she graduated with a 1st class BA (Hons) Degree in Dance. She has also had opportunities to work with many professional dance companies from Wayne McGregor, Tavaziva, Rambert and many more.

Philippa Dewsnap LEVEL 3 PILATES & PBT CERTIFIED

Pilates & Progressing Ballet Technique Teacher

Philippa trained at West Street School of Classical Dance in London’s Covent Garden, graduating with a Diploma in Dance and her Associate in Cecchetti Ballet.  Following a 10 year career in dance in both theatre and large American Cruise Liners as Dance Captain, Philippa has gone on to teach Pilates, which she has been doing for over 15 years.  Philippa most recently completed the Floor Barre course with the RAD and became a Certified Teacher of Progressing Ballet Technique.