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Our Team

We have a hard working and dedicated team at Mad4Dance, who all offer a unique set of skills and experience. Each of them have a deep passion and commitment in upholding the ethos of our school and genuinely care about each and every student. Here is a little bit about them…

M4D Teachers Julie

Julie Laming - Principal

With over 20 years of teaching experience, Julie founded M4Dance 15 years ago and remains passionate and dedicated to the development of the young people who are part of this school. As a young teacher with her ISTD and street dance teaching qualifications, she built the school from a handful of students and now runs her own dance and wellbeing centre which has become a permanent home for the school. Her deep passion has always been to inspire children to not only dance but gain greater self-belief and confidence. Every aspect of the wellbeing of every single student is extremely important to her and she works hard to ensure each and every student feels valued, appreciated and cared for.

Meet The Teachers

Holly Edmondson

Holly embarked on a 3 year musical theatre course at the prestigious Italia Conti Academy. After a solid 10 years of performing, she decided to take on teaching full time. Holly is thrilled to be part of M4D and has been very privileged to have being offered the opportunity to introduce acrobatics and musical theatre to such a special school and its pupils.

Chloe Burnley

Chloe trained professionally as a dancer at Wilkes Academy of Performing Arts, studying Ballet, Commercial, Jazz and Contemporary. She has a passion for training students to reach their fullest artistic, cr eative and technical potential, but also strongly believes dance is powerful in providing children with confidence, expression and purpose. Chloe is dedicated in supporting the students she teaches in any way she can and literally has a heart of gold!

Tyreece Carlos

Tyreece started training in street dance with Mad4Dance when he was 7 years old and is now a training as a teacher. He is passionate about dance and will soon be beginning his full time professional training as a performer and choreographer. Tyreece is a talented dancer with eye catching stage presence but is finding a new passion in his teaching work and is loving his time teaching the boys classes.

Corinne Yarwood

Corinne brings so many talents and skills to the team it would be impossible to list them all here! From her amazing hair and make-up styles for shows to her irresistible cake baking, we literally could not do without her. She is an integral part of our team, helping at each and every event, show and trip and is loved dearly by everyone.

Joanne Collingbourne

Joanne has been teaching contemporary for over 5 years at M4D and works hard to develop their confidence, technique and passion for contemporary. Joanne has a degree in dance and has recently gained her diploma in dance teaching and learning at the Laban centre for movement and dance.

Emily Weaver

Emily has been with the Mad4Dance family since 2010 where she began by teaching our contemporary classes. With her main profession being in event management, Emily has now moved away from the teaching side with M4D, to use her skills and expertise on our performances, events and projects, to ensure we are creating the best possible experiences for our students and parents. Emily is also a founding trustee member for Helping Young Minds and will play a vital role in developing the future of this charity.  

Charlotte Coleman

Charlotte trained at Mad4Dance from a young teenager and became one of it’s principle performers while also training as a gymnastics instructor. Having laid down her dancing shoes, Charlotte assists with teaching work as well as helping with events, shows and trips. She remains dedicated and an important part to the M4D family, always grateful for the confidence and sense of purpose that this school has given her.

Sophie Harvey

Sophie is a qualified ISTD teacher of ballet, modern and tap and has been teaching at Mad4Dance for over 5 years. With an amazing ability in keeping her syllabus classes fun but focused, Sophie is a great asset to the school and an important part of the teaching team.

Alie Handel

Alie has been assisting Julie with shows, events and trips for over 10 years and is a special part of the Mad4Dance family. After having two sons attend the school to train, Alie has remained part of our core team and has amazing organisational and leadership skills and having been a dancer herself, has a thorough understanding of running dance school events. The hard work, loyalty and passion that Alie brings to Mad4Dance is immense and we are all eternally grateful.

Marta Ammendola

Marta moved to Dorset from London where she performed as a professional contemporary dancer for various companies after finishing her dance degree at the Trinity Laban college. Marta teaches ballet and contemporary and has developed the students greatly since she has been with us. Marta has a beautiful holistic approach to her teaching work and enabling her students to feel challenged in a safe and nurturing environment.

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