Teacher – Angela Taylor Principal L.I.S.T.D, A.A.C 2.id Dance, ABT P-3

Angela was trained at Bush Davies and went on to dance professionally appearing internationally. Having already won many awards during her training for her choreography she went on to qualify as a teacher for the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing.

Angela spent a year in Bermuda both teaching and choreographing including a performance for Irena Baronova at Bermuda’s premier theatre. On her return to England the school continued to flourish and she has choreographed for pantomimes, corporate events and holiday parks. Angela has worked with influential people in the theatre and showbiz world such as Alvin Stardust, Roy Hudd, Billy Dainty, Alan Harding, Judy Nunn and Jeremy Spake to name but a few.

Angela is now a recognised tutor for the ISTD teaching qualifications and holds the Licentiate qualification in ballet and modern. In 2015 she qualified as an Acrobatic Arts Teacher and became the first teacher in Dorset to achieve module 2 status. She is also an iD Dance company contemporary teacher.

Angela has launched a specialised training program for the elite dancer and her skills were seen on CBBC’s “Taking the Next Step” where one of her students made the final four in the competition. She is constantly researching new, innovative training to produce top dancers and performers.

Angela has now qualified to teach the American Ballet Theatre Curriculum offering her students an even wider training approach.

Alumni include Greg Austin (Gordon in Selfridges, currently filming in the US with Al Pacino), with continued success achieving places for her graduating students at top colleges.

Teacher – Danni Fry AAC1 & iDance

Danni trained at Steppin’ Out Academy, where she studied full time.

She then went on to work at various holiday parks across the U.K. And eventually became head choreographer for Pontins holidays and produced over 20 production shows for them. Danni then signed up with an agency in Cyprus where she toured in a Lady Gaga tribute show. On her return in 2012 Danni started her own production company which produced shows that toured the U.K. Cabaret circuit. The shows included Cirque du Matrix, featuring “Britain’s Got Talent” Razy Gogonea, Rhi-Rihanna, The Russian Circus, Lightrix and many more.

Other credits include Choreographer for Various music videos for Boxx records, Same Difference X factor tour, Shane Richie Band choreographer, Host of XCITE Dance UK and dancer/performing at UK festivals and main stage Manchester Gay Pride, Michael Jackson – forever Michael U.K. Tour.

Danni has now been teaching full time for 8 years and recently has had much success with her own Street Dance Crew IGNITED, who have won many street dance competitions, qualified for Dance World Cup in Portugal and the World Street Dance Championships in Blackpool.

Teacher: Megan Brewer-Smith D.D.I & iDance

Megan trained at Steppin’ Out since the age of 5.  During her training she received outstanding exam marks and competed nationally with great success making her professional debut at Lighthouse, Poole in pantomime.  Megan was awarded places at Laine Theatre Arts, London Studio Centre & Stella Mann.  She attended Laine Theatre Arts appearing in ‘Snow White’ in Dartford. After graduating with her teaching qualification Meg toured as a dancer/singer with Starlight in Germany, and then joined the prestigious P&O Cruise Line worked as a Singer/Dancer.

Having completed her professional career Meg returned to teach at Steppin’ Out specialising in teaching contemporary and ballet, and this year co-choreographed the Move it Main Stage Performance piece.