Our Teachers

Qualified Dance and STOTT PILATESĀ® teachers help you or your child to achieve their goals.
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Our Principal

Lucy Evans Dance Teacher

Lucy Harper

Licentiate member of ISTD
(Cecchetti Ballet, Modern and Tap)
Instructor de Baile (1), Spanish Dance Society
Certified STOTT Pilates instructor (Level 4)
Dance, in particular ballet has always been my passion. As a child I trained locally, spending every Saturday assisting with the younger children's classes.

I then successfully auditioned for KS Dance in Warrington and my professional training began. I graduated in July 2008 as a fully qualified teacher in Cecchetti Ballet, ISTD Modern and Tap.

Whilst training I was part of the touring company Allegrodance and took part in a touring production of 'La Sylphide', as well as full length productions of 'The Taming of the Shrew' and 'A Midsummer Night's Dream.' I also gained all my advanced level dance exams as a student.

I have continued training since leaving professional training and after many years of hard work have been awarded the prestigious Licentiate teaching qualification from the ISTD in Cecchetti Ballet, Modern and Tap. I am also member of the Spanish Dance Society and hold my Instructor de Baile (1), enabling me to teach classical, regional and Flamenco styles of Spanish dance.
I am currently studying to take my Fellowship, the highest level of teaching qualification offered by the ISTD in Cecchetti Ballet.

I taught around the UK and Channel Islands and was vice-principal at the Whitton-Morris School of Dance in Flintshire for 6 years. I have a high number of ex students who have entered vocational training at establishments such as Laban, Laine Theatre Arts, Bird College, Bodyworks, KS Dance, Stella Man, The Royal Ballet JAs, Elmhurst Associates, Tring Park Associates and Northern Associates.

I have high standards and expectations of my students, they work exceptionally hard and I am very proud of all their individual achievements both in and out of the dance studio!

Our Dance Teachers

Miss Bethany Dance Teacher

Miss Bethany

Miss. Bethany has been a part of the arts industry from a very young age featuring in small television roles as well as attending local dance, singing & musical theatre classes.

At 16, she was offered a place at Steelworks Dance Academy on their 2 year dancers course & then went onto receive a place to study a Level 6 Diploma in Professional Dance at KS Dance in Warrington. Here, Miss. Bethany also gained Certificates in Dance Education for both Cecchetti Classical Ballet and ISTD Tap Dance.

She then went onto graduate early in 2019 having been offered her 1st professional contract with ‘Sailing Jazz Company’ in Crete, Greece. During the winter season of 2019/20, Miss. Bethany was fortunate enough to be offered a contract dancing with ‘La Bouche Showgirls’ as a Circus Showgirl in Holland.

Having guest taught at the 2021 Lucy Evans Academy of Dance summer school, Miss Bethany is very excited to be joining the faculty full time in September!
Miss Becky Dance Teacher

Miss Becky

Miss. Becky has returned to her native UK after retiring from a successful international career as a classical ballet dancer. She trained at Elmhurst Ballet School, where she performed with Birmingham Royal Ballet in their production of La Fille Mal Gardee.

Miss. Becky was the first English girl to join Moscow State Ballet, touring Europe and Mexico with productions such as Swan Lake, The Nutcracker and Sleeping Beauty.

The final stop in Miss. Becky’s performing career saw her dancing with The National Theatre Belgrade, Serbia, where she danced for three seasons. She performed in the company’s full classical and contemporary repertoire, including roles such as Lead Czardas in Swan Lake and Swanilda’s Friend’s in Coppelia.

Miss. Becky then completed her teacher training with the Royal Academy of Dance, receiving the Professional Dancers’ Teaching Diploma. She now teaches and choreographs at various schools around the UK and is very excited to be welcomed at Lucy Evans Academy of Dance.
Miss Taryn Dance Teacher

Miss Taryn

Miss Taryn grew up in Wolverhampton and trained in The Royal Academy of Dance and The Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance.

Kick starting her professional career at the young age of 5 where she performed in professional pantomimes at the Wolverhampton Grand Theatre for several consecutive years. Taryn went on to be a finalist for the Janet Cram Awards, and winning the All England Modern Theatre Dance and Ballet championships. Whilst competing, she also did several Armature Dramatic productions, being in the company that first got the rights to do Chess, The Musical.

Taryn’s passion for all things Dance, Singing and Theatre, continued as she studied in-depth, Ballet, Benesh Movement Notation, Modern Theatre, Tap, National Dance, and signing with ABRSM. Throughout her career she also had the wonderful privilege to dance many times with the Birmingham Royal Ballet, in Coppélia & the Nutcracker to name a few, her favourite performance being Les Noces, performing as one of the bridesmaids. This is where her passion for ballet grew.
Taryn has been in the wonderful position to work continuously for the last 23 years plus, as a Dance Teacher. She feels very honoured to be part of the Lucy Evans Academy of Dance team and is looking forward to meeting you all.

She also enjoys a 6.00am outdoor bootcamp in all weathers, a good strong cup of tea and long walks, preferably a beach with her little dog.
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