Gemma Louise Wright, LISTD & BA Hons

Gemma studied Dance and teacher training at the The Centre Performing Arts College, London. During her time at the college, she worked to the penultimate level of licentiate, one away from an ISTD examiner and represented the college with many performances.

After working through her college years, she went on to perform across the UK and abroad. From Scarborough to Wales and then onto Morocco (among many locations), Gemma gained a wealth of experience collaborating with the best dancers in the industry.

Following her professional dancing career, Gemma went on to complete a degree in teaching at Greenwich University. This lead to work in Performing Arts Colleges, Secondary and Private Schools passing on her experiences and training pupils to a very high standard.

WrightDance was setup in Joydens Wood in 2015 as a way to offer classes to local children in the area. From simply a couple of classes at the weekend, growing into a small school, she now has an offering to attract many young dancers. With annual performances, Theatre trips, Holiday Clubs and ISTD examinations, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

Gemma is fun, energetic, charismatic and able to inspire and offer creativity that will only encourage the children that she teaches.

Paige Elizabeth

Paige has had a passion for dance from a young age, regularly competing all over Europe and performing in professional productions, pantomimes and most recognisable CBBC “School For Stars” in her childhood. Aged 13yrs she successfully auditioned for the ‘Italia Conti Academy Of Performing Arts” junior school. This was where she was latter awarded a full Dance/Drama scholarship to continue her training. Whilst studying here she was rewarded ‘Dancer Of The Year” twice and successfully graduated in 2011 with a Diploma in performing arts.

Since graduation Paige has worked professionally with Theatre and TV credits including:

  • Dancer in Zoonations Youth “Into The Woods” Sadler Wells

  • Backing dancer on “Britains Got Talent” ITV

  • Dance Captain/Assistant Choreographer of Invincible’s Dance “I Want You Back” Michael Jackson Tribute Tour

  • Dancer/Singer with Greyboys production of “Three Phantoms” performing in China

  • Company Manager with P&O “Headliners Theatre Company” onboard many of their beautiful cruise liners throughout the world

  • Dance Captain in various pantomimes across the UK

Paige is looking forward to passing on her knowledge and passion for the Arts on to the next generation of budding stars.

Leonnie Vidamour, ISTD

Leonnie is from Guernsey in the Channel Islands and has been dancing since the age of three. She has recently graduated from ‘The Centre Performing Arts College’ where she trained for two years. Whilst at college Leonnie gained her ISTD teaching qualifications in Classical Ballet, Modern Theatre and Tap. Alongside her studies, Leonnie has been assisting and teaching Ballet, Tap and Modern in Kent for the last two years.

Leonnie loves being able to pass on her passion to young dancers and sees WrightDance as a great opportunity to do that!

TARA SWAIN

Tara trained for 2 years at Reynolds Performing Arts where she took regular classes in Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Commercial and Contemporary Dance.

After the 2 years Tara followed her passion and went on to train at Circus School and studied Aerials and Acrobatics such as Trapeze, Hoop, Silks and Hand Balancing. This then provided her the skills to pass on her knowledge and teach the Acrobatic Arts herself.

Tara is also a qualified gymnastics coach and teaches to all ages and abilities.

With the varied and versatile skillset that Tara has it makes her a very valued member of the team.

Chloe Penny, FDI, CDE, and LISTD

Chloe trained at “The Centre Performing Arts College” for three years gaining her ISTD teaching qualifications in Classical Ballet, Modern Theatre and Tap. Upon graduation, Chloe was very keen to teach and has to date gained extensive knowledge and experience covering all areas of London and the South East, as well as running her own dance school.

Chloe is honoured to be teaching at WrightDance and is very proud of all the student’s achievements.

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