Professional, experienced teachers
Kaleidoscope Theatre Arts has a well deserved, outstanding reputation as a premium dance school in North West London.
All our members have a prestigious and experienced background in dance, so you can be sure your child is learning from the best. They are also passionate about teaching and creating the perfect environment where your child can grow, learn develop and have fun. All our lessons are engaging, welcoming, encouraging, fun and disciplined.
Dip CSB, ARAD, RAD Teaching Diploma, RTS, AISTD (TB, MB)
Sue began dancing at the age of five, studying ballet, tap and modern as well as taking part in dance festivals. She continued her education and vocational training at the Hammond School, Chester, Tring Park and the Urdang Academy, studying ballet, tap, modern, jazz and contemporary dance, drama, singing and music alongside her academic studies. Sue completed her dance training at the prestigious Central School of Ballet and toured the country with Ballet Central performing classical, contemporary and jazz repertoire and new works, before a back injury prevented her from further dancing.
Sue then completed a teacher- training course at the Royal Academy of Dance where she was awarded the One Year Student Prize and achieved Distinction in all her teaching exams. Sue began her teaching career in Spain, working with full-time dance students, and continued in England at local dance schools and vocational school, working with students aged three to eighteen.
She has furthered her teacher training with widely respected examiners, maintaining her record of achieving Distinction for all her teaching exams to date. Sue currently teaches ballet at Northwood College and St Helen's School, Northwood in addition to her work at Kaleidoscope and has been Principal of Kaleidoscope Theatre Arts since September 1999.
Marina Eleftheriou - Guest Teacher & Choreographer
BA (Hons), PGCE, LRAD, RTS, CDE
Marina trained at Joyce Butler School of Dancing in Ealing, where she undertook her RAD and ISTD exams, participated in annual shows and competed in festivals. At 18, she went onto the Royal Academy of Dance to study for a degree in the Art and Teaching of Ballet. Whilst there, Marina also completed the Licentiate of the RAD and Modern teaching qualification of the ISTD. Upon completing her degree, she decided to stay on for a further year to gain the PGCE in dance teaching for 14 – 19 year olds.
Besides teaching, Marina has performed at the Royal Festival Hall, The Clore Studio of the Royal Opera House and The Peacock and Cochrane Theatres, Holborn. Marina has been a popular part of the Kaleidoscope team since September 2005, teaching ballet and modern, and choreographing and rehearsing pupils for festivals and our shows.
BA (Hons), LRAD, ARAD, RTS
Rachael graduated from the Royal Academy of Dance in 2010, having previously studied ballet, tap, contemporary, jazz and national to an advanced standard at Lorna Clark School of Dance. After graduation, she furthered her qualifications by achieving the Licentiate of the Royal Academy of Dance. Rachael has performed in many festivals and productions, including 'Annie' in Watford. She is currently teaching dance to various ages at schools in and around London and has been a valued member of the Kaleidoscope team since June 2011.
Sam started dancing at the age of three at Sylvie Henry School of Dance and continued there when the school was passed over to Sue Price in 1999. Sam has trained to an Advanced level in ballet, tap and modern and began assisting classes at the age of fourteen.
In recent years, Sam has taken a particular interest in musical theatre and has performed in many productions including 'A Chorus Line', 'Oliver', and 'Sweet Charity'. Sam has continued her dance and teacher training at Penny Meekings Teacher Training College, Royston, and in 2013 will embark upon the Royal Academy of Dance's Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies to further her qualifications. Sam has been a member of the teaching team since 2009 and teaches tap, ballet and modern, in addition to choreographing and rehearsing for our shows and festivals.
ARAD, RAD, RTS, CBTS, BSc, MSc
Originally from Japan, Suzi came to the UK at fourteen to train at the Arts Educational School, Tring Park. There she studied ballet, contemporary, jazz, singing and music, and holds Grade 8 Piano and RAD Advanced 2 with Distinction. She went on to achieve her BSc in Economics Development at London University, whilst also studying with Alan Herdman and gaining the Pilates Teaching Certificate. Suzi then studied the MSc in Dance Science at the Laban Institute. A back injury then prevented her from further dancing and in 2004 she began to teach ballet and also accompany classes, gaining formal teaching status with the RAD's CBTS programme. Suzi is currently a freelance ballet teacher at school's in and around London, including Tring Park's outreach programme. Suzi rejoined the Kaleidoscope team in September 2013.
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