Stacey is the principal teacher of SMB Dance. Stacey has been dancing and performing since the age of 4, after leaving school she trained and completed a three year professional dance and teachers of dance course at Preston Dance College, UK.
Stacey has been a dance teacher for a number of successful dance schools in the UK and New Zealand having her Associate IDTA Modern Jazz and Freestyle qualification.
She has performed in and choreographed numerous professional dance shows. She has completed advanced grades in ISTD Tap, Ballet, Modern, Jazz and National Dance. Also RAD Ballet and IDTA Freestlyle, Cheerleading and Street Dance.
Stacey has had a very successful dance school in New Zealand and is now growing SMB Dance in the UK.
She has a huge passion for teaching and enjoys watching her students progress within the dance schools. Her end of year shows are always a huge success, and she strives to get the best results from each and every student making classes fun, friendly and exciting.
Toni-Leigh has worked all over the country with students from 2 Years to Adults, providing dance workshops and projects.
She has taught in many differnt venues including high schools, established dance schools, youth and leisure centres. Toni-Leigh has put together many successful showcases and performances.
She studied performing arts dance at Shena Simon college, Manchester. She has performed at Manchester’s Academy, Apollo, The Dance House Theatre, and many other Manchester venues.
Being experienced in Street/Commercial Dance Toni-Leigh has a strong passion for dance and enjoys teaching and watching her students grow and progress, aswell as gaining confidence and performance skills.
Having danced throughout her childhood at her local dance school, performing at regional competitions and performance platforms, Amy followed in the footsteps of those that inspired her to become a qualified dance teacher, allowing her to share her love of dance to people of all ages. At 17 Amy took her first IDTA teaching examination and by the age of 21 had successfully achieved her Licentiate Ballet teaching qualification along with a BA (HONS) Dance and Aerial Performance degree.
Having worked at SMB Dance now for 5 years Amy has seen her young dancers flourish, achieving fantastic exam results, becoming confident performers and choreographers whilst supporting many student teachers. Amy teaches Acrobatic Dance, Ballet, Contemporary, Theatre Stars and Tap at SMB Dance designing fun and engaging classes for all ages to learn, progress and achieve. One of her favourite things about working here is the annual show, a chance for our students to showcase their skills and perform in a theatre.
Along with her numerous IDTA teaching qualifications, Amy is a qualified secondary school dance teacher, graded ‘outstanding in all areas’ and currently teaches KS3 Performing Arts, GCSE Dance, A-Level Dance and BTEC Performing Arts. Amy continually strives to share her passion with the next generation of dancers and teachers and enjoys seeing their successes.
Lauren’s passion for dancing began at the age 4 when she took her first Ballet & Tap classes at a local dance school in Macclesfield. From there Lauren went on to pass numerous BBO, IDTA, ISTD and RAD examinations.
At the age of 11 Lauren was accepted as an associate student at The Urdang Academy in London, where she trained in all aspects of dance and musical theatre. She went on to gain a place as a British Ballet organisation Jazz scholar where she continued her training until at 16 Lauren was accepted onto a 3 year full time professional dance course at Northern Ballet School in Manchester, where she graduated with a trinity college diploma in professional Dance.
After graduating in 2012 Lauren was lucky enough to be offered a job with a production company performing in shows and events on cruise ships all over the world. Each contract would mean 9 new shows, including Broadway/west end reviews, pop dance shows, circus shows, Magic shows and many more. Between contracts Lauren would always love to come home to teach classes and workshops.
Lauren shares her passion for dance with all ages whether it be for fun, to keep fit or make a career.
Hannah is professionally trained in dance and musical theatre. Since completing her training Hannah has completed a number of professional contracts including Disneyland Paris as a parade dancer/performer. Along side dancing Hannah has taught for a number of years specialising in ballet and tap, showing a huge passion for teaching. Hannah loves being able to pass on her skills and encourage young dancers. She looks forward to sharing her passion for dancing and inspiring SMB Dance students
Interested in becoming an SMB instructor? Send in your CV using the form below and we’ll let you know as a position opens up. Alternatively take a look at our Student Teacher Programme.