Location

The Deanery School . 14 Fox Hollies Rd, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands B76 2RD
Email : JMJDancing@aol.com

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Staff members

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Principal

Miss Julie, MBTDA, Dip.RSA

Julie trained at the Rosalind Caplis Academy of Dancing in Warwick and the Oakley School of Dancing in Royal Leamington Spa. Julie studied all the different disciplines of dance – Ballet, Tap, Modern Jazz, Acrobatics, Lyrical, Greek and National.

In addition to her teaching qualifications, Julie holds an Aerobics Diploma and an NVQ Level 4 in Delivering an Artform. Julie also holds a First Aid Certificate and is CRB checked.

After gaining her teaching qualifications, Julie danced on stage in many musical productions and operas, such as Oliver, Macbeth, Aida, Faust, and Tourandot.

After moving to Sutton Coldfield, Julie continued to dance for local operatic companies at venues such as The Crescent Theatre, Highbury Little Theatre and Sutton Town Hall, and has also taken part in Fashion Shows throughout the West Midlands.

Julie then opened her School in 1989, which has gone from strength to strength, with pupils achieving higher than average marks in medal tests and examinations. She is also involved in choreography for stage shows and adjudicates at dance festivals.

Julie has also studied Ballroom, Latin American and Sequence dancing and recently appeared in the premiere of Armageddon and Fishcakes, at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

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Assistant Teachers

Miss Emma

Emma has been a student of Miss Julie since she was three and holds her teaching certificates with the British Theatre Dance Association.

Emma is very experienced and has danced at Her Majesty’s Theatre, the Royal Albert Hall, Sutton College Theatre, Sutton Town Hall, Highbury Little Theatre, Sutton Arts Centre, Streetly Community Centre and the Lichfield Garrick, to name but a few.

Emma has also choreographed shows for local theatre companies and is DBS checked.

Miss Diana

Diana has been a pupil of Julie’s for many years and has performed in many stage shows, including pantomime, variety performances and musicals.

Diana has danced at Her Majesty’s Theatre in London’s West End and the Royal Albert Hall, as well as local venues, such as the Lichfield Garrick Theatre, Sutton Coldfield College, Sutton Town Hall and Sutton Arts Theatre.

Diana has attained her teaching qualifications through the British Theatre Dance Association. She holds a First Aid Certificate and is DBS checked.

Miss Amanda

Amanda holds her Student Teacher Membership with the BTDA.

She has danced in numerous shows at a variety of venues over the many years she has been at the Julie Johnson School of Dancing.

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Singing/Musical/Theatre Teacher

(Stage Class)

Miss Francesca

Francesca has been singing since a child. She is professionally trained in classical singing and Musical Theatre and has an ALCM Diploma in Musical Theatre Performance from the London College of Music.

Francesca has performed in a number of plays and musicals including A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Likes of Us and Les Misérables and competes in singing contests all over the country.

She is also part of ‘The Belles of Three Spires’, an award-winning ladies Barbershop Chorus based in Coventry. She is part of the group’s Music Team and creates all of the choreography and visual plans for the chorus.

Francesca has been teaching singing privately since 2014 and also teaches at various Performing Arts Schools.