Teachers at da

All classes are taught by ex-professional dancers holding full teacher qualifications. All staff are DBS checked and meet all health and safety requirements.


Margie completed a Masters in Dance Teaching at the Royal Academy of Dance in 2015.  She graduated from The Laban Centre For Movement and Dance in 1985 after which she danced professionally with a contemporary dance company both in the UK and in Hong Kong. She taught at the well-known Jean M Wong School of Ballet and returned to the UK in 1988. After completing a P.G.C.E. in dance education, Margie went on to teach dance up to G.C.S.E level at Camden School for Girls in London. After moving to Greece Margie went on to study for her RAD Ballet Teaching Qualification as well as achieving the I.S.T.D Modern Theatre Dance Certificate. In Greece, Margie helped run a successful dance theatre school.

On her return to England she took up freelance work which included the Italia Conti Associate Theatre School in London. Margie now specialises in teaching ballet at da as well as working in local schools, assisting with choreography for school shows and is an examiner for GSCE students. She enjoys teaching children of all ages and has four children of her own!

Margie is currently undertaking a Yoga Teacher Training Course.


Elliott has been dancing from the age of 10 and attended the Italia Conti Performing Arts School. He has performed at many London theatres, including The old Vic and Her Majesties. He went on to train at The Urdang Academy, leaving with a National Diploma in Professional Musical Theatre. Credits included: Britannia High (ITV); Pippin (lead); Into the Woods (lead) and Move It (Urdang Showcase) and also performed for Pet Shop Boys.

After graduating, Elliott became more involved in choreography, both teaching and exhibiting. His work has included: Sky one, T-Mobile, choreographing large media advertising shows in arenas across the UK; Best Choreographer 2010 and 2011 at US based Starpower and his dance troupe won best Adult dance in 2010. He has also choreographed catwalks for London designers.

Amongst the above credits, Elliott finds time to teach students of all ages and abilities, where he achieves huge personal satisfaction in being able to share his passion and love of dance. He has also devoted his time to choreograph a charity dance show to raise money for the Jimmy Mizen trust and the Alzheimer’s Society.


Emily has always had a passion for her dancing since she was a child studying all the different disciplines her local dance school offered (Ballet, Tap, Modern, Jazz and Contemporary). Over the years her love for dancing grew, inspiring her to train as a dance teacher herself.

Emily trained at the Royal Academy of Dance which is one of the most prestigious schools in ballet training. After three enjoyable years of training she gained a BA(hons) in Ballet Education. Whilst studying for her degree, Emily completed all three stages of the LRAD qualification, now holding her registered teacher status at the Royal Academy of Dance. Her last examination gained was a Level 4 Diploma in Vocational Graded Examination in Dance: Advanced 2 (ballet). Emily has been working as a dance teacher (teaching all disciplines) for both theatre schools and prestigious private schools in London and Sussex where she has enjoyed entering students into exams and choreographing for on stage shows.

Emily very much enjoys teaching and aims to inspire all students with her knowledge of classical history, technique and passion for dance.


Becca is passionate about sharing her knowledge and joy of dance. Having graduated with a BA (Hons) in Contemporary Dance, she has trained in popular dance styles including street jazz and ballet. She studied the Dance Teaching and Learning Diploma at Trinity Laban and is a certified Progressive Ballet Technique teacher.

As a freelance artist and member of Loop Dance Company’s collective, she is often performing contemporary works, in the Annual Christmas Show at The Brook and collaborating with other choreographers. She has performed with various companies, including Lila Dance and Southpaw Dance Company.

Becca uses her experience as a commercial dancer to teach street jazz from her time performing at large events and on live TV. Becca nurtures her students’ talents and prides herself in continually developing herself as well-rounded artist and movement facilitator.


Jo trained at London Contemporary Dance School and was invited to join their Postgraduate performance group working with many choreographers, including Richard Alston and touring a programme internationally. She has worked professionally as a dancer with Loop Dance Company for 12 years and frequently taught company class during this time. Her teaching work includes West Kent College, London Contemporary Dance School, morning professional class at The Place, Arts Education Tring, Kingston University and Roehampton University. She has choreographed contemporary pieces extensively throughout her career for Loop Dance Company, Kent Youth Ballet, Surrey Youth Ballet and various local ballet schools.