Meet The Teachers
Miss Vikki - Principle
Between the ages of three and seventeen Vikki was a student at a dance school in Barking where she completed her exams with the British Theatre Dance Association.
Whilst attending the Sylvia Young Theatre School, Vikki appeared in various film and television productions, including Harry Potter, Lock, Stock and 4 Stolen Hooves as well as a McDonalds commercial. In 1998 she was the face of Polly Pocket.
Vikki was lucky to be given the opportunity to dance in front of the Queen, at Eastbury Manor House, as part of Her Majesty's Golden Jubilee tour in 2002. She has been in many theatre productions all over the country, including a performance at The London Palladium.
After leaving Secondary School, Vikki went on to study Performing Arts at Havering College, where she completed 3 years and passed with distinction.
Miss Nicky - Principle
Nicky has been dancing since the age of five and has performed at many West End theatres, such as The London Palladium and Sadler's Wells; which were hosted by Bonnie Langford and Cheryl Baker respectively.
One of Nicky's finest achievements came about when she was part of a dance troupe that broke three world records for the highest number of performers carrying out the same dance routine in one place.
In 2004 her achievment in dance was recognised when she was the proud recipient of a Jack Petchy award. After she left secondary school Nicky went on to study dance at Havering College, where she completed 3 years and passed her diploma in performing arts with three distinctions.
Miss Leah - Assistant Teacher
Leah started dancing at the age of three and has been performing at various locations, (including Eastbury Manor in honour of the Queen's Golden Jubilee), ever since. Throughout the years Leah has won many awards and her proudest moment to date was when she, not only, came first in her acrobatics solo but also achieved the highest score out of everyone who entered the competition.
Another highlight during Leah's training occurred when she was offered a place at the Royal Ballet School in London. However, unfortunately and due to circumstances beyond her control, she was unable to accept the offer.
Leah has already completed three years of dance and performance at Havering College, where she achieved two distinctions .
Georgia Hussey - Ballet & Disco Freestyle Teacher
Georgia started dancing at the age of 3 at her local theatre school, ACS Dance Centre, training in all three theatre genres, Musical theatre and Dance sport genres such as Disco Freestyle and Ballroom and Latin. She has appeared in many shows since training including the first ever Dance Proms in 2011, she was a backing dancer alongside Kid Gospel in Romford Shopping centre and performed in the Rio Olympic video directed by members of the English National Ballet. She has also taken part in the Janet Cram Awards and was a Grand Finalist in Line Dance and Rock ‘n’ Roll at the UK’s ISTD DFR National Competition in 2014. At the age of 13, Georgia has demonstrated at the very prestigious Latin and Ballroom Congress,
performing a club dance number titled, ‘Bossa Nova Baby’, as well as demonstrating a slow freestyle routine, assisting Katie Welch, at the DFR Congress in 2015. Georgia remained a loyal pupil at ACS Dance Centre which has ultimately ended her a career as a Dance teacher, holding her DDI in Imperial Ballet and Modern Theatre and an Associate in Disco Freestyle. Georgia very much enjoys teaching the Disco Freestyle classes here at Aspire and is looking forward to training them for exams and taking them to compete at the ISTD area competitions. As well as teaching for us, Georgia has also taught at GLS Dance, ACS Dance centre, Rainham Village Primary School and covered classes and held workshops at Dance Theatre Arts Group and Italia Conti Associates.
Ella started dancing at the age of three at her local dance school, training in Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Lyrical, Tap and Street. Ella has performed at various locations such as Royal, Albert Hall, London Palladium, Hammersmith Apollo and got to perform at Move It in 2015. After Secondary school, Ella attended SEC College to further her dance traning, completing her BTEC Level in Dance with distinction.
She then went on to attending Havering College, where she met Miss Leah and completed her HNC and HND in Dance with distinctions. This is also where Ella decided she wanted to take the dance teaching route and completed a Trinity College Level 6 Teaching Diploma and graduated in 2017.
Ella Burgess - Street Dance Teacher
Ella has always loved training and performing in Street dance styles and loves teaching the students at Aspire to develop their movement, style and knowledge on this genre of dance. Ella regularly attends classes herself in different street styles to keep her choreography as current as possible.