Tiptoes & Tappers is growing. Founder Rachael Osborne has been recently been joined by three new staff. Qualified teachers all we are all enthusiastic and engaged in the development of your little ones into great dancers and confident individuals.
RTS – BBODance (Formally the British Ballet Organisation)
Licentiate – ISTD ( Imperial Society of Teacher of Dance)
CDT – BTDA (British Theatre Dance Association)
The founder of Tiptoes & Tappers has danced for 30 years with over 10 years teaching experience. An ex-professional dancer trained in ballet, tap, modern, jazz, contemporary, commercial dance and Spanish she gave up dancing professionally to have her children. At this time she realised there was a lack of progressive dance syllabus for younger children that wasn’t just based in one style of dance – Tiptoes & Tappers is the result! Her extensive teaching knowledge combined with her background in performance means Rachael is more than equipped to teach syllabus and free work. Rachael holds teaching qualifications with all the major British teaching associations, holds a pedeatric first aid certificate and is CRB checked to enhanced.
DDI – ISTD (Imperial Society of Teacher of Dance)
Following 2 years training with Scottish Ballet and six years as a pupil at the Dance School of Scotland, Ami accepted a three-year scholarship for Laine Theatre Arts and graduated in 2005. Since then she has travelled extensively as a performer including on luxury cruise liners and 4 years in Tokyo, Japan performing as “Ariel” and lead aerialist for Disney. Since returning to the UK Ami teaches regular ballet classes throughout London and continues to perform with companies including Raymond Gubbay productions and Birmingham Rep. We are delighted to announce Ami will be joining the cast of Sadlers Wells’ The Snowman in 2014.
RTS – BBODance (Level 5)
Rochelle discovered her passion for dance at an early age. Having trained in a range of genres, including ballet, jazz, contemporary and tap, she became a Senior Associate at Arts Educational and at the Central School of Ballet, before embarking on a professional performing arts course at the Urdang Academy. Having graduated with Highly Commended, Rochelle enjoyed a professional career in which she worked on various productions at home and overseas and also in the luxury cruise line industry. In recent years Rochelle’s professional focus has shifted; and she now seeks to pass on the benefits of her experience to the next generation of young dancers as they discover, nurture and develop their passion for dance.
DTOL – Trinity Laban (trainginn in Level6)
Eva is a professional dance practitioner, who graduated from Trinity Laban Conservatoire with Honours in 2012. Eva specialises in teaching younger children as well as children with extra needs. Eva has recently taken on the challenging role of dance therapy for the elderly.
Cassie Clare (Guest Teacher)
Cassie started dancing at her local school at the age of 5. Taught by Tiptoes principal Rachel from the age of 8, Cassie started assisting Rachel in her Saturday class from the age of 12 years and went on to earn major graded exams in ballet and tap with the ISTD & BTDA. At 18 Cassie gained a place at the prestigious Urdange Academy graduating with a 1st class honours degree. Cassie teaches for Tiptoes & Tappers when she isn’t performing professionally.
Her credits include:
Cassandra in the european, UK tour and West End cast of Cats the musical. 1st Cover Nancy in Oliver at the Leicester Curve. Cassie is currently performing in the UK tour of Little Shop of Horrors.
Film Credit: Beauty & The Beast release date: 2017, What Happened on Monday (post production – release TBC) Death Race 4 (Post Production – release TBC)