Lucy Harper, Principal
L.I.S.T.D. (M.T.) (T.D.) (C.B.) I.D.B. (1) S.D.S.
Mrs. Lucy Harper trained professionally at KS Dance in Warrington, graduating in July 2008. Here she gained valuable teaching, performing and choreographic experience, as a member of the touring company Allegrodance. She took part in a touring production of ‘La Sylphide’ as well as a full length version of ‘The Taming of the Shrew’ and ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’. Whilst training Mrs. Harper also passed all of her advanced level dance exams in Cecchetti ballet, Modern and Tap.
Whilst a student, Mrs. Harper gained her Certificates in Dance Education in ISTD modern, tap and Cecchetti ballet. From 2012 – 2015 Mrs. Harper completed further teacher training in all three dance genres and was successfully awarded the prestigious Licentiate teaching qualification from the ISTD.
Mrs. Harper is also a member of the Spanish Dance Society, and holds the Instructor de Baile (1), enabling her to teach classical, regional and Flamenco styles of Spanish Dance.
Since graduating Mrs. Harper has guest taught for a number of schools in both the UK and Channel Islands. She also choreographs for festivals and shows. Mrs. Harper has a high number of ex students attending professional vocational colleges, such as Laine Theatre Arts, Bodyworks, Bird, Stella Mann, KS Dance and Laban. She regularly choreographs audition solos for students wishing to enter such colleges.
In 2013 Mrs. Harper was invited to join The Royal Wolverhampton Junior School as their modern and tap teacher. She was also asked to join their staff as a Performing Arts tutor for A-Level students from 2014-2016.
In February 2015 Mrs. Harper qualified as a STOTT PILATES® mat work instructor. She teaches group classes, as well as 1:1 one to one classes, see our ‘Pilates’ page for more information.
She regularly attends courses in all genres to keep up with the changing syllabus demands and to refresh her knowledge.
Mrs. Harper holds an enhanced DBS, is first aid qualified and holds public liability insurance.
Miss. Ameila danced from the age of 2 at Steelworks Performing Arts Academy in Stoke on Trent. She successfully auditioned for the 3 year full time, vocational, professional training course, graduating with a Level 3 Diploma in Dance and Performing Arts. Miss. Ameila has been involved in various shows and as an extra in a variety of television programmes. Miss. Ameila has always been passionate about teaching and on graduating, she enrolled on the British Ballet Organisation teaching course and was awarded the Level 4 teaching qualification. We are very happy to have Miss. Ameila as part of our exciting teaching faculty.
Miss. Laura attended dance classes from the age of 3 years old. What started as a hobby soon turned into her passion, as Miss. Laura began competing in dance competitions around the country and progressed through her dance exams to advanced level.
After school, Miss. Laura completed a BTEC National Diploma in Performing Arts with Distinction and later went on to further her interest in Acting and Performing Arts at The Birmingham Theatre School. Miss. Laura then went on to study for a degree in Dance Practice and Performance at university, where she discovered her love for Dance in Education.
Miss. Laura has also taught as a peripatetic teacher in primary and secondary schools and at private dance schools.
Since Miss. Laura has been teaching at Lucy Evans Academy of Dance, she has found her strengths lie in teaching the ‘early years’. She hopes to continue her teaching qualifications with the ISTD and share her knowledge and love for dance and the arts with all the students at the academy.