Miss Jessica Clayton – RAD RTS, DDI, DDE, AAC1
Miss Jessica was a student at Castle Street Dance Studios for 14 years, when she graduated in 2010 she went on to further her career in dance and trained at the Centre Performing Arts College in Kent with the prestigious Karen King, Cathy Stevens and Ruth Davies, all choreographing and contributing to the growth of the ISTD Syllabus. Whilst there, Jessica studied Dance and Teacher Training gaining her qualifications with the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing. Continuing with her teacher training Miss Jessica also studied with the Royal Academy of Dance in London, she passed the Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies and earned Recognised Teacher Status (RAD RTS). In Miss Jessica’s career she has performed with the Royal New Zealand Ballet company in their production of ‘Giselle’ playing the role of the Mother. She is a member of the ISTD & RAD and teaches our Ballet, Tap and Modern classes in High Wycombe, Penn & Widmer End. Miss Jessica is a licensed Zumba® and TAPfit Instructor, she was among the first 9 teachers in the world to train to teach TAPfit! She is also a certified Acrobatic Arts teacher (AAC1) and passed her teaching exam with 94%. Miss Jessica is DBS Checked, first aid trained and holds a chaperone licence.
Miss Paula Buckland
Miss Paula has been a part of Castle Street Dance Studios for more than 25 years! After training at CSDS studying Ballet, Tap and Modern, she went on to further her career in dance by becoming an Adult Fitness Instructor. Miss Paula has taught Ballet, Tap & Modern for over 10 years and is a licensed Zumba® and TAPfit Instructor; she was among the first 9 teachers in the world to train to teach TAPfit! Miss Paula teaches our Adult Fitness classes in High Wycombe and is also the Schools Manager. Miss Paula is DBS checked, first aid trained and holds a chaperone licence.
Miss Laura Willey – RAD RTS
Miss Laura trained at the Northern Ballet School in Manchester where she graduated with a National Diploma in Professional Dance. Laura has her Advanced 1 RAD and ISTD Ballet exams as well as her Advanced 2 Flamenco. She was a Mid and Senior Associate with the Royal Ballet School and has performance experience to include the Kirov Ballet Company and English Youth Ballet. Laura went on to study The Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies course in London at The Royal Academy of Dance and qualified as an RAD Ballet Teacher. Miss Laura teaches our Ballet, Tap & Modern classes in Penn & Tyler’s Green. Miss Laura is DBS checked.
Johnny Schwerzmann – AISTD, IDDance
Johnny has taught in the Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire area for the past 10 years specialising in Street Dance, Contemporary and Musical Theatre. In 2015, he was the 4th person in the world to gain his Associate qualification with the ISTD in the new syllabus for Street Dance under the training of Samantha Vale, who wrote the syllabus. He has an extensive performing arts background in theatre, film and television as both an actor and dancer. Johnny is also qualified to teach the ID Contempary dance syllabus and ID Street dance syllabus created by Ryan Jenkins. Johnny teaches our Street Dance and Boys only classes in High Wycombe. Johnny is DBS Checked, first aid trained and holds a chaperone licence.
Miss Yvonne Atherton – AISTD
Miss Yvonne trained professionally at Stella Mann College of Performing Arts for 3 years before pursuing a career in teaching. She is a fully qualified ISTD Ballet, Tap & Modern teacher and is a member of the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing. She also trained with the Royal Academy of Dance in London, passing the Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies becoming a qualified RAD Ballet Teacher. Miss Yvonne teaches our Ballet, Tap and Modern classes in High Wycombe on a Saturday. She is DBS Checked and first aid trained.
Miss Emma Jayne Laws – DDI, DDE, PBT
Miss Lara Morton
Miss Lara started dancing with CSDS at the age of 5 she has studied RAD Ballet up to advanced 1 and ISTD Ballet, Tap & Modern to intermediate level. She also has extensive knowledge and background in contemporary dance. Miss Lara has been accepted onto the Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies at the prestigious Royal Academy of Dance in London. Miss Lara will be working at CSDS to accompany her studies so she can complete her teaching qualifications and gain registered teachers status. Miss Lara is DBS Checked, First Aid Trained and holds a chaperone license.