Ballet Education, LRAD,ARAD, RADrts, BASI Pilates
Growing up through the RAD grades at the Linda Mortimore School of Dance in Devon, Georgina discovered her love and desire for Classical ballet and expanded her dance genres to also study Tap, Modern and Jazz.
Georgina studied at the Royal Academy of Dance in London completing the Ba(HONS) Ballet Education and Licentriate teaching course. In September 2009 Georgina was given the opportunity to take over and found ‘The Georgina Weston Dance Academy’ in Orpington and has been working to grow and improve the school ever since.
“I believe in delivering the highest standard of dance teaching to meet and excel the requirements of todays young dancers.”
I have a realistic approach to dance and the performance world, catering for all types of student; whether that be a child with an interest in dance on a fun and social level, to the student that’s looking to excel and form a future career in this field and I aim to support and nurture each and every student to fulfil their true potential.
DDI – ISTD Modern, Tap.
Level 3 National Diploma in Performing Arts
Level 2 Personal Trainer
Georgia discovered her love of dance at a very early age joining the local ballet school at the age of 3 years old, it wasn’t long before she wished to expanded her knowledge into the other elements of Dance. She studied ISTD Tap, Modern, Ballet and all aspects of Musical Theatre at the Italia Conti Associates Performing Arts School from the age of 5, during which time Georgia performed in Collage performances at Her Majesty’s Theatre, The Old Vic, The Palladium, The Broadway Theatre Wimbledon and The Orchard Theatre. Georgia then joined the Reynolds Performing Arts Academy in 2010 and completed her final year achieving a Diploma in Dance Theatre.Throughout her time at Reynolds Georgia has performed for Spillers Pantomime in Aladdin, at ‘Move It’ 2012 & 2013 Dance Convention, and performed in a number of Cabaret shows in London West End Hotels.
Georgia teaches ISTD TAP, ISTD Bronze & Silver Jazz, RAD ballet, Street dance & Musical Theatre.
MA, BA (Hons) Ballet Education, LRAD, RADrts
Elena grew up in Cyprus and discovered her passion for dance when taking her first ballet class at the age of 5. Growing up she participated in a number of performances and dance seminars where she was trained in different dance styles.
In 2009, she was accepted at the Royal Academy of Dance where she completed her degree in Ballet Education as well as the Licentiate of the Royal Academy of Dance. Elena decided to further her studies in dance and undertook the MA in Dance Cultures at the University of Surrey which she completed in September 2013, with Distinction. She currently lives and teaches in London and aspires to reinforce students’ expression and performance enjoyment.
Beckie developed her love and passion for dance at a very young age and started taking ballet classes at her local dance school at aged 3. Alongside her dancing she trained in Gymnastics and competed to a high level. At aged 16 she began assistant teaching at the local dance school whilst in full time training at Reynolds Performing Arts. She graduated in 2013 with a Diploma in Dance Theatre.
Since then she has performed in; The London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony, Worldwide tour of Spirit of the Dance (Lead, Dance Captain & Dancer), Carnival Cruise Lines (Dancer/ Lead Dancer).
In-between contracts Beckie has taught a variety of classes and ages and thoroughly enjoys sharing her knowledge to the students and helping to develop their fantastic potential.
STUDYING BA (HONS) BALLET EDUCATION, LRAD
Mia has had a passion and enthusiasm for dance from an early age. Beginning classes at the age of three, she has completed the RAD graded syllabus and in the final stages of her vocational training. In addition, she had studied Jazz, Contemporary and IDTA Tap and Modern.
After joining the Georgina Weston Academy in 2009, Mia’s love of both performing and teaching continued to grow. After successfully completing her academic studies and studying A-level Dance at the Royal Academy of Dance, she began the BA(Hons) in September 2015 and graduated with a First class honours.
She has gained valuable professional performance experience dancing with the English Youth Ballet as well as annual school shows. Mia has been assisting at GWDA from 2014 and has experience working in a wide range of contexts. Mia has a particular interest in working with those with special needs, developed through her work with RADiate.
“It never feels like coming to work, it’s a joy to teach dance. In every class it is a privilege to facilitate students to their full potential, regardless of ability.”
Alice started ballet at the age of 7 at her local ballet school. She then went on to join the Birmingham Royal Ballet Junior and Mid Associates programme at age 10 for 4 consecutive years. Leading from this, Alice was invited to London to take part in a variety of different dance work shops and private rehearsal viewings with the Royal Ballet.
Alice then moved to London to study at the Royal Academy of Dance where she has now graduated with a BA (Hons) Ballet Education and Licentiate of the Royal Academy of Dance (LRAD). During her time at the Royal Academy of Dance, Alice was fortunate enough to be selected to perform alongside Darcy Bussell as part of the Queens 90th birthday parade in June 2016, it was a privilege of hers to perform for the Royal Family and be involved in the televised celebrations. In addition to this Alice has performed on the One Show at BBC Broadcasting House and danced ‘The Strictly’ as well as being involved in a VT performance in January 2017 for the BBC programme “Let’s Sing and Dance for Comic Relief”
The schools founding principal is to ensure we offer a friendly, nurturing environment, but with the sufficient level of discipline, developing our students as individuals and working towards their own personal goals; whether that’s building up to learning how to pirouette, or developing on to a professional vocational dancing career.
To that aim, we promise to always ensure that our staff are of the highest quality and passionate about their work.