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 started at Steppin’ Out at 16 where she studied with Angela full time and completed  her Advanced 2 tap and Modern and Advanced 1 ballet. 

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 “Britains 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 and dancer performing at UK festivals and main stage Manchester Gay Pride, Michael Jackson – forever Michael U.K. Tour. 

Danni has a real passion for commercial dance and is excited to launch her new ‘Ignited’ commerical crew this  October.

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

Megan has been with the Academy since the age of 5. She has received outstanding exam marks and has had vast experience performing nationally.
Megan was awarded a place at Laine Theatre Arts, London Studio Centre & Stella Mann.
Previously she has appeared in professional pantomime at Poole Lighthouse for Pele Productions. Megan received an outstanding mark of 90 for her Advanced 1 modern exam and 95 for her Advanced 2 Modern and gained her DDI qualification.

During her last year at Laine she wappeared in “Snow White” in Dartford. Then, following her graduation Meg toured as a dancer/singer with Starlight in Germany, and worked as a Singer/Dancer on P&O.

Teacher: Kayla Bartlett ARAD

Kayla Bartlett began studying ballet at the age of 6 in Longview, Texas. In 2007, she joined the Rock School for Dance Education where she studied under instructors such as New York City Ballet’s, Christopher Flemming. After leaving Philadelphia, Kayla studied at Miami City Ballet under Carter Alexander and Geta Constantinescu. While at Miami City Ballet, Kayla performed in productions such as George Balanchine’s, The Four Temperaments. In 2011, Kayla left Miami City Ballet to study under Michelle Martin and Stephan Mills as a trainee with Ballet Austin. While at Ballet Austin, Kayla received a company contract with Ballet Pensacola in Pensacola, Florida. After moving to Florida in 2012, Kayla remained in the company for 7 seasons, performing in principal roles such as Juliet in Romeo and Juliet, Kitri in Don Quixote, and The Sugar Plum in The Nutcracker. While at Ballet Pensacola, Kayla was a guest artist with the Pensacola Opera, where she performed in productions such as La Traviata, Merry Widow, and Aida. In 2018, Kayla retired as a professional dancer, and moved to Bournemouth, England to study costume interpretation at The Arts University Bournemouth. Most recently, Bartlett has graduated from University and gone on to gain her teaching qualifications on the Professional Dancers’ Teaching Diploma course with the Royal Academy of Dance.