Meet the Staff!

All of our teachers hold a Bachelor's Degree in Dance, and are qualified to teach dance through the IDTA.

We are all DBS checked and undergo regular safeguarding training.

Vicky

Vicky is our Principal, and Founder of Freesoles Dance.
She has been dancing for over 35 years starting out with baby ballet and moving right through to her professional performer qualifications.
A self-confessed 'technique geek', her favourite style undeniably is ballet. Vicky's impressive resume includes: BA (Hons) Dance, PGCE from the University of Huddersfield, Master of Education Diploma in Dance Education from the Royal Academy of Dance, Registered Teacher status with the RAD, IDTA qualified teacher since 2004, an IDTA Fellow (the highest teaching qualification offered by the IDTA!), and now registered teacher with Rambert.

Recently Vicky was employed by Miss Dance as their safeguarding lead, and has been published in Dance International with her article on Performance Licensing and the Law. Vicky has also turned her hand to lecturing on the safeguarding and licensing laws surrounding dance schools. Vicky's extensive background in safeguarding means that all Freesoles teachers are carefully trained, so you can rest assured that your children are safe, secure, and happy here at Freesoles.

Danielle

Danielle is our resident Ballroom & Latin teacher, as well as being a dab hand with Street, Freestyle, and Contemporary.
Danielle began life as a gymnast, and gravitated towards disco dance at around 6 years old. Since then, Danielle has gone on to build up a vast experience in the dance world, working with companies such as Motionhouse, Phoenix Dance, Northern School of Contemporary Dance, Yorkshire Dance, East Riding Youth Dance, Pastiche Entertainment, and many more.
Danielle's official qualifications include: BA (Hons) Dance, A Level Dance, IDTA Pre-Associate Freestyle, member of British Gymnastics, and certificates in Acrobatics and Circus Arts Training. When she's not at Freesoles, you can catch Danielle stilt walking, fire breathing, and dancing all over the country, including the finals of a National Champions Ballroom and Latin competition!

Fern

Fern started Ballet at the age of 3, and has gone on to study Tap, Modern, Contemporary, Commercial, Fosse Jazz, and Capoiera.
Having always dreamed of running away with the circus, Fern took her first aerial class in 2011, and began teaching hoop, silks, and trapeze in 2014. Fern's academic studies include: BA (Hons) Dance with Aerial Performance, BTEC Dance Diploma, A Level Dance, Spin City Aerial Hoop Teacher Training, she is also a qualified IDTA teacher and registered with Rambert.

During her dance career so far, Fern has worked with many professional companies such as HillStart Dance Company, Dance United Yorkshire, Danza! Collaborations, and as Assistant to Italian Choreographer Helen Cerina.
When she's not at Freesoles, Fern performs weekly up and down the country at cabaret venues and supper clubs, as well as judging for various competitions including UK Aerial Performance Championships, Yorkshire Pole Championships, and North East Championships.

Romy

Dancing since the age of 3, Romy has covered a wealth of dance styles including Ballet, Tap, Modern, Commercial, Street, Musical Theatre, Jazz, and Acrobatics, as well as winning a dance competition at Disneland!
Romy left Hull College in 2016 with a Distinction in Dance, and has recently completed her BA (Hons) Dance degree with Hull College of Higher Education. Romy has worked with the IDTA syllabus throughout her dancing life and is a qualified IDTA teacher, as well as being registered with Rambert.

Kathryn

Kathryn has been dancing since the age of two. She has always loved dance and always aspired to become a dance teacher for as long as she can remember. Kathryn completed her IDTA examinations in Tap, Ballet, Modern Jazz and Musical theatre to intermediate level, and RAD Ballet up to Advanced One. In addition to examinations Kathryn took part in local and national competitions including the North of England Ballet Championships, performed in IDTA showcases in Southport and danced at Her Majesty's Haymarket Theatre London. Following dancing at her local school, Kathryn gained a place at Northern School of Contemporary Dance on the Yorkshire Young Dancer's Scheme (YYD). During this time she was trained by professional dancers from a range of companies including Rambert, Northern Ballet, Phoenix Dance Theatre and Laban. Along with termly YYD showcases Kathryn also took part in several performance opportunities with NSCD including performing in BBC 3's BAFTA nominated adaptation of Frankenstein's Wedding alongside Phoenix Dance Theatre. 

Following her experience at NSCD Kathryn gained a degree in Contemporary Dance and then a Pre-Service PGCE in Dance Teaching with Huddersfield University. Kathryn then participated in voluntary teaching practice for a term aiding the evening Adult Inclusive sessions at NSCD. 

 

Kathryn worked at Freesoles as a dance teacher from 2009-2016 when she moved down south. After being away for four years working as an EYFS teacher and dance teacher in Essex she is extremely excited to be back!

 

During the Day, Kathryn is currently a Mental Health Learning mentor at a Secondary School in Rotherham. 

Lisa

Lisa fell in love with ballet a long time before she began classes. As someone who came to dance lessons as a teenager, she understands how much it means for every dancer to feel supported and recognised. She went on to study Performing Arts and Dance at A Level and, after her eldest child started school, she graduated from Hull College with a BA (Hons) in Dance. She has studied many styles, but her true passion is ballet and contemporary dance. Lisa has previously worked as a support worker for the East Riding Youth Dance Project and alongside a local choreographer in school workshops and performances. Now as a mum of three boys, Lisa really believes in the benefits of dance education for all children and is very excited to be a part of the Freesoles team!

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