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Katie Love, finalist from the well know TV series "So You Think you can Dance"!

Katie, 24 started ballet at the age of two, making her first appearance on a stage,

managed by her dad, through her local Worcester amateur dramatics society.
She then began training at Doreen Bird College where she was scouted by an agent.

Katie now has her own theatre company; Default Theatre and she had already directed,

choreographed and produced her own show called Dangerous Fields.

Holly Rostron currently appearing in “Top Hat” in the West End.

Holly trained at Bird College, graduating in July 2010 with distinction in her national diploma

in professional musical Theatre. Theatre includes: ensemble in Top Hat (UK tour), Dandini in

Cinderella (Belgrade, Coventry), Irene in Crazy for You (Studio, Sidcup), dancer in Move It 2010

(Olympia, London),  Dorothy in the Harrods Wizard of Oz-themed Christmas parade and photo

shoot, Noitamina, Legends, Icons and Idols, and solo songs ‘Let Me Entertain You’ and

‘Funny Honey’ in Burlesque and Other Distractions (Orchard, Dartford).

Dharmz Patel currently appearing in “The Bodyguard”

Dharmz is originally from Leicester and moved to London to attend college and pursue his

dance career. He grew up doing modern and tap dance and went on to also study ballet,

jazz and contemporary dance.

Dharmz specialises in tap dance and has had the great honour of performing a tap piece for

HRH Price Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall.

Heather Scott-Martin currently appearing in “Mama Mia”

Heather graduated with a First Class BA (Hons) degree in Dance and Theatre Performance

from Bird College. Since graduating her professional theatre credits include: Ice’ in The Prodigals

(Gilded Balloon, Edinburgh), ‘Dance Captain’ in Blink Again (Above The Stag Theatre, Victoria),

‘Luli’ in Aladdin (The Courtyard Theatre, Hereford), ‘Red Girl’ in Shout-The Mod Musical (European

Tour), ‘Ensemble’ in Encore ( Stardust Theatre, NCL Productions) ‘Mange-tout’ in Beauty and The

Beast (The Courtyard Theatre, Hereford).

Ruth Goodwin - Beverley School of Performing Arts Katie Wilson - Beverley School of Performing Arts

Katie Wilson

Katie is a former pupil of the school, completing her teacher training at Deborah Capon College. Whilst training with Vivien Batchelder, Katie successfully auditioned for the National Youth Ballet, Royal Ballet School Associate Programme attending lessons weekly at White Lodge and Covent Garden and at Sixteen achieved a scholarship to train at The English National Ballet School.

Katie holds the Licentiate Ballet qualifications and is a tutor for the DDI and DDE qualifications.

Katie currently works at Linda Sweetzer Teacher Training College  teaching Intermediate to Advanced 2 Ballet, and from DDI to Licentiate. She also works at Castle Street Dance Studios and is the Principal of Katie Wilson School of Dance.

She teaches Ballet at the Beverley School of Performing Arts

Francesca Thakorlal

Having begun her dance training at the Beverley school of Performing Arts from the age of seven, Francesca advanced to full-time vocational training at Central School of Ballet. Gaining a Foundation Degree in Professional Dance & Performance, she went on to complete her BA Honours Degree in Contemporary Dance at London Studio Centre. In her final year she toured around the UK with INTOTO Dance Company 2011, working with renowned choreographers Kerry Nicholls & Lea Anderson. Throughout her professional training Francesca has been teaching ballet & contemporary dance at various schools in London.

 Upon Graduating, Francesca has since been working with Wavelength Dance Company, Kansaze Dance, The People Pile, and is now delighted to be teaching ballet twice a week to the students at The Beverley School of Performing Arts.

Hayley Bryant  -  Head of Drama

Hayley started dancing at a young age at Beverley School of dance studying tap, modern, jazz and ballet. Later she continued and broadened her studies during her 3 years training at the famous Italia Conti theatre school where she studied performing arts with teacher training. Here she gained many dance qualifications including PCE and DDE teaching qualifications in Tap and Modern.

Hayley’s performance credits include performances at Her Majesty’s theatre, The New Wimbledon Theatre and The Shaw Theatre as well as touring and screen work.

As a dance teacher, Hayley loves being able to pass on her knowledge and passion for dance to others, developing dance and performance skills whilst having fun and building confidence at the same time.

Vivien Batchelder

Until she recently retired, Vivien was the Principal of the Beverley School which she established in 1961. Vivien trained at the Arts Educational School in London, receiving her Imperial Ballet training from Joyce Mackie. She has served as Ballet Mistress for the Young London Ballet Company, been a committee member of the Watford Dance Festival and a founding member of the Regional Dance Council's Talented Children's Scheme. She was awarded her Fellowship of the Imperial Ballet Faculty in 1996. Since 2001, Vivien, together with Pamela Sheen, has run the Imperial Ballet Teachers Group (London). Vivien became an examiner in 1998 and was a committee member of the Imperial Ballet Branch for 3 years.

PRINCIPAL  -  Ruth Goodwin (F.I.S.T.D)

Ruth graduated from Harrison College with all her teaching qualifications and proceeded to teach in Canada for 2 years. Since then Ruth has taught at many prestigious colleges including Mount View, Italia Conte, North London Dance Studios and Bird College of Performing Arts.

 Ruth has achieved Fellowship status with the I.S.T.D. and has taught students at the highest levels, who have gone on to perform in West End productions.

Ruth's close association with the Beverley School of Performing Arts spans many years, teaching Ballet, Modern, Tap & Jazz.  She continues to keep her work current and up to date by spending time at Broadway Dance Studios in New York. Ruth recently attended the PULSE Teacher Workshop, New York, taking classes with Brian Friedman, Tyce Diorio, Laurieanne Gibson and many others.