Our Teachers....

All of our staff have a current DBS check and have relevant insurance and qualifications to teach within the school. And above all that they are a fab bunch.... 

Samantha Williams...


I am the owner of SSD Studios & have studied dance formally from being a child and have been running the school since 2006.

 

I have studied various styles of dance from Contemporary to Ballet, Jazz and Freestyle. And also specialise in Acting with experience in singing & musical theatre.

 

I hold a BA Honours Degree in Performance Arts which I studied at Leeds Metropolitan University.

And also a Post Graduate Certificate in Education from Hull University. 

 

In addition to this I hold the qualification of Associate Dance Teacher within the International Dance Teachers Association in both Ballet and Freestyle.

 

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Anne- Marie Oldroyd....


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Elizabeth Gunson....



Lizzie started dancing and drama classes from an early age and enjoyed partaking in competitions, shows and exams, including LAMDA and LCM qualifications. At 18 she started her professional career with corporate events and pantomime before embarking on her first cruise ship MSC Opera. Jobs with a multitude of styles and genres ensued with a revue show in Spain at the famous Benidorm Palace, Bollywood in India, Casinos in Europe and another Far East cruise onboard Costa Romantica cemented her love of travel and performing until an injury in Paris returned her home. Since becoming a full time dance teacher in 2011 she has attained qualifications through the I.D.T.A in Ballet and Modern Jazz gaining distinction grade in both. Her teaching work is broad, ranging from baby/toddler/pre-school through to exam, competition and 'fun' classes. 




Lizzie Ingham...


I have worked in the industry fo the past 10 years teaching children as young as 3 years old through to adults in different styles of dance. I have experience teaching hip hop and cheer at competitive levels. I am lucky enough to work with international championship winning cheer dance and hip hop team.  

I have completed a higher national diploma in dance and went on to complete a BA Honours Degree in Performing Arts at Leeds Metropolitan University.   

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Amy Blagg....


I started training with SSD in 2010 and have developed my knowledge in both dance as a student and a choreographer. I have studied different styles of dance including Musical Theatre, Freestyle & Ballet. I plan on studying dance further through A Level & BTEC at college to persue my passion of becoming a Dance & PE teacher. 


I enjoy working with young people and seeing their development as both people and dancers. I am currently studying my IDTA Student Teacher in Freestyle to further my current skills and develop new ones. In previous exam sessions I have gained Honours where I have achieved       93/ 100 which makes me the highest scoring student at SSD.