Faculty

Principal

Jayne Coleman A.I.S.T.D. (Dip) Modern; A.I.S.T.D. (Dip) Tap; R.A.D. TC

Principal Jayne Coleman, began her dance training at the late age of 13 years, having previously trained as a gymnast.  Jayne’s passion for dance developed quickly and excellent teaching, dedication and a determined nature allowed her to fast track to a professional career in dance.  Formerly a pupil of the St Laurent School of Dance and subsequent scholar of the St Laurent College of Dance, Jayne has an excellent reputation locally and nationally.  Having toured and choreographed extensively in her own professional career, Jayne has taught ballet, modern, jazz and tap overseas and in the UK.  The formation of the Jayne A Coleman Academy of Dance in the summer of 1998 was, and still is, an exciting personal project for Jayne.  Jayne is very proud of what the Academy has achieved so far, and has watched with pride as her school has grown into one of the top respected dance schools in the UK.  Jayne, aided by her team of well qualified and friendly teachers, aims to provide a caring and friendly atmosphere, with an aim of nurturing natural talent to produce all round performers.  From personal experience she is able to instill in this next generation that consistent hard work is the key ingredient to laying foundations for success for those who wish to progress to a career in dance. The joy of dance however can make a difference in many young people’s lives, and the discipline required has a positive effect in whatever direction they make take in life – dance classes at J.A.C.A.D. are therefore open to all ages and standards.  Success, after all, is utilising the ability you have to the maximum and Jayne strives to make a difference so that students can achieve and exceed their own personal goals.

 

Teachers

Alexander McWilliam BA Honours

Alex trained at Guildford School of Acting, graduating in 2011 gaining a BA (Hons) in Acting. Whilst at GSA he trained in all forms of theatre from English Naturalism to Physical Theatre, Improvisation to Film and Radio. Alex has toured … Continue reading

Mrs Carol Brown Dip R.B.S. TTC, A.R.A.D., A.I.S.T.D. Nt & Ccech, Dip Massine

Mrs Carol Brown is a former Elmhurst pupil who took her teaching certificate with the Royal Ballet School. Carol has taught both in full and part-time ballet schools, and has worked with Jayne since 1994.

 

Mrs Jackie Hayward F.I.S.T.D. MT, C.D.E Ballet & Nt

Mrs Jackie Hayward, who has danced and toured professionally, has previously taught at vocational dance schools. Jackie is an F.I.S.T.D. Vocational Examiner for the Modern Theatre Faculty and has worked extensively with J.A.C.A.D.

Mrs Kate L Field BMus Hons RNCM P.P.R.N.C.M.

Mrs Kate L Field is a classically-trained opera singer who performs and teaches in an array of vocal genres from opera to pop, jazz and folk music. Under her stage name, Kateriana Fenech, Kate has sung professionally since 1998 for … Continue reading

 

Associate Teachers

Deborah Paul

Miss Rebecca Oliver

Mrs Leanne Mackenzie Kenward

 

Guest Teachers

Emily Newton

Johnny Shentall-Lee

Kate Cobb

Mandy Montanez

 

Rebecca Hodge

 

Teaching Assistants