Meet the Staff!
All of our staff hold, as a minimum, a Bachelor's Degree in Dance, and all of our teachers are qualified to teach dance through the IDTA. We are all DBS checked and undergo regular safeguarding training.
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, and now an IDTA Fellow (the highest teaching qualification offered by the IDTA!).
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 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 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, and she is a qualified IDTA teacher.
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.
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.
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 she really believes in the benefits of a dance education for all children and is very excited to be a part of the Freesoles team!