Our Team


Charlene Melling

Principal & Director


Hannah McLeod


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Jill Taylor


After graduating from Laine Theatre Arts, Jill went straight into teaching back in her North East roots. A qualified dance teacher with Royal Academy of Dance (Ballet) and DDE’s in Modern Theatre, Tap, National and Imperial Ballet with the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance. Jill teaches at her own school as well as private nurseries and NHSG. Past students have gone on to study musical theatre at London colleges and performed in the West End. Most recently Jill has taken courses in helping children with Additional Learning Needs and has studied Autism and Sensory Awareness. A passionate theatre lover at local theatres and West End in London. Her mission will be to pass on her love of theatre, in-still self-belief, develop confidence, create the next generation of musical theatre performers and enjoy seeing them all strive to reach their true potential.

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Michaela Percival


Michaela has danced from the age of 3 attending The Gilllian Quinn school of dancing and Affleck Academy of Ballet and continuing her teacher training with Marron theatre arts and Eve Trew school of dancing . Michaela is a fellow of the IDTA and holds her RAD Teaching Diploma, Anatomy and Physiology Diploma, and fully enhanced DBS. She has been running her own Dance school from the age of 19 and teaches a wide range of subjects in ballet, tap, modern jazz, musical theatre and freestyle. 


Aimee Berry


Aimee started dancing at the age of 3 at Marion Lane’s school of dance. At the age of 16, she gained a place at Northern Ballet School in Manchester where she completed a three-year diploma in professional dance. Aimee trained in all styles of dance including ballet, pointe, jazz, contemporary, and tap. Since graduating from NBS Aimee has worked professionally on cruise liners and hotels all over the world and in Vilamoura casino in the Algarve and Gandeys circus in the UK. She is also a qualified exercise music instructor. Aimee has always wanted to teach dance and fitness to children and adults. She now enjoys teaching her knowledge and passion to children in the North East.


Jonathan Larman


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