A.I.S.T.D (Dip) and member of NCDTA
I started my dance training at the age of 2 following my 3 older sisters to dance classes. I trained for 10 years part time at Doreen Bird College, and then won a scholarship from ILEA to attend Laine Theatre Arts in Epsom. Whilst there I gained my teaching qualifications in ballet, modern, tap and national and then a year after leaving gained my tap diploma. I opened pointers dance studio in 1994 and am very proud of all the children that have come through the school. Choreography has always been a big love of mine and I love seeing the children produce the finish article. We now do festivals in a big way and it’s great to see the children progress in them each year. It’s great to see their confidence grow with each performance.
Diploma in Theatre Arts (The Centre Performing Arts College) - Level 3 Personal Trainer
I trained at Pointers Dance Studio from the age of 2 to 16, and then continued full time at The Centre Performing Arts College for 3 years gaining my diploma in dance performance. Whilst at The Centre I took part in Move It show casing for the college and Images costumes on the main stage. In 2015 I won the TDCI South East of England senior tap & modern championships which enabled me to compete in the 2016 champion of champions at Blackpool.
I have also performed in 5 Panto's for Evolution Productions, most recently playing the part of the acrobatic cat in Dick Whittington.
Matt Nichols BSc
British Gymnastics Mens, Womens and General Gymnastics coach
Whilst at university studying for a degree in Computer science and software engineering, I enrolled in a sports coach development program to backup my love of sport. From there I was given the opportunity to start coaching gymnastics. Now with over 18 years of coaching experience at both artistic competitive clubs and dance schools I teach gymnastic floor work and recreational gymnastics at Pointers.
In my day job I work in publishing in the Pro Audio Visual sector and have a strong background in theatrical sound, lighting and photography.