Principal Dance Teacher

Dance has always been a part of Michelle's life -  performing on stage and forming firm friendships at a young age in both dance and musical theatre productions. Michelle started her career as a primary school teacher, but knew that dance was her future. So, she set up what is now Footlights Dance School. Michelle works towards ensuring all her students find their "inner dancer",  enabling them to enjoy every moment in lessons and on stage. She loves the passion and performance of dance!


Dance Teacher

Jemma is a wonderfully bubbly Teacher with a huge passion for dance. She began her dance journey at the age of 2 performing in a wide variety of dances. She now has the pleasure of teaching all ages from toddlers right through to adults. Her motto is "Smile, have fun and let loose."


Dance Teacher

Kirsty has been working as a professional dancer since graduating from the prestigious Bird College of Performing Arts. Kirsty has travelled the world as a dancer on the P&O Aurora, Oriana, Oceana & Arcadia, danced for The Venetian in Macau, China. Been production and dance captain in Halkidiki Greece and toured the Uk with a range of production companies as a dancer and singer.


Dance Teacher

Holly trained at the Chriska Stage School in Ellesmere Port where she performed in pantomimes and shows and competed in festivals and championships around the country including reaching the grand final for Miss Dance of Great Britain. Holly has taught in several dance schools around Shropshire and teaches many different disciplines. She is still performing with popular wedding band Mansfield Avenue, The Retro Roses and as herself at various venues around Shropshire and further afield. As some of you may know she also leads a double life as a princess for her children's party company 'Once Upon a Party'.

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Dance & Muscial Theatre Teacher

Musical theatre has been Nicollette's life - from stage school to helping Santa in Harrods, to now teaching at Footlights. Her career includes working for the BBC, the National Theatre, films, national theatre tours and much more! Nicollette is a mum to three girls and has a granddaughter!


Organising elf

Emma's nickname in her twenties was "Dancing Emma", and she loves dancing, organising stuff and creating processes! She studied ballet, tap and modern from the age of 5 until she was 24, singing, dancing and acting in many shows for the STC Musical Society in South Wales.

Creating amazing memories for her daughters is the reason Emma loves getting involved in all things Footlights!


Dance Teacher

I practiced both RAD and IDTA at an established Birmingham dance school until I was 18 when I decided to pursue a career as a Physiotherapist. I have retained a keen interest in dance in the interim and have recently completed my Progressing Ballet Technique qualification whilst studying for my IDTA Dance Teacher qualification. I am really excited to be joining the Footlights family and meeting and working with you all in the future!


Dance Teacher

Melissa has a great passion for contemporary dance and finding new ways of movement in the body. Having found dance in her teenage years she became obsessed with technical clarity and learning as many different styles as possible. After studying for her degree at TrinityLaban, she finds great pleasure in opening young people's eyes to ways of moving that they may not have seen before. She loves to have as much variety as possible in who she teaches and wants to provide dance classes for every age and every ability to encourage everybody to dance!

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