Meet the Staff

Professional dance teachers in Wrexham

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Ambitions Dance Centre is staffed by friendly and professional dance teachers, well equipped to provide first class dance training to children of all ages. 

Michelle started dancing at the age of 4 at the Beryl Martin School of Dancing in Chester, and at aged 16 she went on to full time training at Merseyside Dance and Drama Centre in Liverpool where she studied all forms of dance, plus Singing, Drama and Stagecraft.

Whilst there, she gained Advanced level performing exams in I.S.T.D. Ballet, Tap, Modern and National. She achieved her Associate Teaching Qualifications in all 4 subjects and also her Anatomy and Physiology and History of Dance papers.

After graduation, Michelle went to work at the Central School of Dancing in Norwich for 2 years, where she gained valuable teaching experience in exam, competition and theatre work.

Michelle moved back to North Wales in 1995 and began teaching in various schools around the country, including The Holyhead School of Dance in Anglesey, Merseyside Dance & Drama Centre Juniors Welsh branch in Porthmadog and The Whitton Morris School of Dancing in Holywell where she taught for 17 years.

Michelle continued her teacher training part time whilst teaching and gained 2 further teaching qualifications with the I.S.T.D Associate Diploma and licentiate.

In September 1999 Michelle opened Ambitions Dance Centre,  starting with an intial 5 pupils. As of today, she now has over 130 pupils being taught at the school. The school has a friendly but professional atmosphere, and Michelle's positive energy has always influenced the way the school is run.

In 2007 she became a proud mum to Josh Flynn and she continues to run the school to the high standard it has always had.

Michelle would like to thank all of the staff, pupils and parents who have been such a support over the years as the school has developed, and she thoroughly enjoys all her hours of teaching.

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Caroline trained at The Whitton Morris School of Dance in Holywell from the age of 4 to 17, where she was taught Modern, Tap and Musical Theatre by Michelle.

Whilst she was there, she gained exams in B.B.O Ballet up to Advanced 1, I.S.T.D Modern up to Advanced 2, Tap, Jazz, National and Musical Theatre. She took part in many festivals and competitions throughout the years and won The Junior Welsh Ballet Champion in 2001.

At the age of 17 she was awarded a 3 year scholarship to Laine Theatre Arts in Epsom where she graduated with a National Diploma in Musical Theatre and Dance (Distinction). Whilst training she took her L.A.M.D.A acting exams, I.S.T.D and R.A.D Ballet Exams at Advanced 1 level and also did her units in I.S.T.D Ballet Teaching. After gaining part of her teaching qualification she taught I.S.T.D. Ballet at the junior sector of Laine Theatre Arts.

After graduating, her first job was doing Pantomime in Llandudno with QDOS 'Peter Pan' as a singer/dancer/understudy tinker bell.

Since then Caroline has had 2 contracts with Carnival Cruise Ships touring America as a singer/dancer and has done modelling work for L'oreal hair.

She has extended her teaching qualifications by studying for her Level 4 teaching in the B.B.O. Syllabus. Caroline won Miss Flintshire in 2011 and was also a 2011 Miss Wales Finalist. She started teaching at Ambitions in September 2010 and we are pleased that she can bring her experience of the professional dance world to the school.

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Amanda is a former pupil of Ambitions Dance Centre where she studied I.S.T.D. Ballet, Tap, Modern and Jazz, gaining exam results up to Grade 6 level. At 16 she studied and passed A-Level – Performing Arts focused on Dance.

In 2008 Amanda went to Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) and she graduated with a BA (Hons) Dance Degree. Whilst at University Amanda was involved in the Midsummer Watch- Chester Parade with a group of youngsters who were dancing in the parade and taught contemporary workshops to A-Level students and creative dance to Secondary School students.

Since leaving university, Amanda has furthered her I.S.T.D teaching qualifications at North Liverpool Dance Academy where she gained DDI Modern and Ballet. She has also qualified as a level 2 gymnastics coach and a fully qualified Zumba instructor.

As well as teaching at Ambitions, Amanda also runs her own Street Dance and Zumba classes, and she teaches curriculum dance classes and gymnastics in various schools in Cheshire and North Wales.

As well as teaching some of our syllabus classes Amanda runs our Street Dance classes and we are lucky that she can use all of her experience and gymnastic training to help our pupils develop.

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Amy started dancing at the age of 3 at the Whitton Morris school of Dancing, where she studied Ballet, Tap and later National. She achieved exams up to Grade 8 and Intermediate Ballet with the B.B.O. and I.S.T.D Intermediate Tap.

Amy went on to full time dance training at Preston College where she took I.S.T.D exams up to Advanced 2 level in Ballet, Tap, Modern and National. She also gained her Level 3 & 4 I.S.T.D teaching qualifications in all her subjects.

After assisting at Ambitions during her college training, she took up a full time teaching post at the school in September 2005. She also went on to complete her B.B.O teaching level 4 and was a teacher at the Whitton Morris School of Dancing from 2005 – 2009.
Amy is now a full time Primary School teacher but continues to teach cover classes at Ambitions.

Ambitions Dance Centre offer a wide variety of dance classes and many of our pupils have gone on to great success within the professional dancing world. We work closely with Reflections Dance Supplies, mail order dance equipment specialists, and Dance Creations, expert costume makers

For hardworking and dedicated dance teachers, call Ambitions Dance Centre on 
01978 722 492

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