OUR TEACHERS
JUNE MESSENGER

PRINCIPAL

 

MBT AT MFST Dance EXC DIP AC&W IDTA (Member of LAMDA)

 

Mutually recognised teacher with the Royal Academy of Dance June started dancing at 7 years old at Jackie Palmer Stage School, attending ballet, tap, stage, and acro. She appeared in shows and festivals, her claim to fame is appearing alongside Kenny Ball & the Jazz Band. In 1972 she married and had her two daughters Tina and Kimberley. Both are qualified teachers with IDTA. Tina made a career from dance. Kimberley became a qualified veterinary nurse. Both are now working for the school. June started the June White Acadamy of Dance in 1982, and has been dedicated ever since to giving children and adults first class dance education, while retaining a sense of fun.

For more information on dance lessons please email june@dancehampshire.com

For singing lessons, please email tina@dancehampshire.com

TINA ROBINSON

HEAD OF MUSICAL THEATRE

 

LIDTA TAP ABT MFST AC&W, Musical Theatre Diploma - Distinction
A level dance BTEC Performing Arts

 

Tina lives in Surrey and started her dance training at the June White Academy of Dance, before training at the Brit Performing Arts College in Croydon.

 

Theatre credits include 'Jim Davidson Live' at the Cambridge Theatre London, 'Night of a 100 stars' at the London Palladium, 'Dick Whittington' at the Theatre Royal Windsor and 'Cascade Revue' at the West Cliff Theatre, Clacton.

Tina has toured the world in the Irish Dance Show 'Spirit of the Dance' and worked as a singer and a dancer on UK tours of 'Forever in Blue Jeans' and 'Showstoppers'. 
Her television appearances include 'The Bill', Agatha Christies 'Sparkling Cyanide', 'Dream Team' and as a dancer on Robbie Wiliams' 'No Regrets'. Film experience includes Ken Russells 'Treasure Island' on Channel 4.

 

For more information on dance lessons please email june@dancehampshire.com

For singing lessons, please email tina@dancehampshire.com

ABIGAIL WILLIAMS

DANCE TEACHER

 

AISTD, National Diploma Level 4 Dance and Performing Arts

Abigail started dancing at the age of 4 and soon after decided that was her chosen career. At the age of 11 she studied at Elmhurst Ballet School where she gained her teaching associates in ballet, tap and modern. 

Since then she has performed worldwide with 'Spirit of the Dance', 'Spirit of Broadway' and 'Spirit of Christmas' and was Company Manager for tours in 2006 and 2007.  She has also appeared at the Royal Albert Hall in 'Carmen' and sung in front of 3000 people at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast in the Irish musical 'On Eagle's Wing'. 

Modelling work includes Pimms advert and hair shows at Salon International, UK Hair Congress and The Alternative Hair Show. Abigail also features in Little Britain as a waitress and in the new BBC adaptation of 'Sense and Sensibility' as Sophia Grey. 

Teaching experience covers 7 years of ballet, tap, street jazz, Flamenco, Irish and choreographing wedding dances for couples. Abigail is excited to be performing with the UK tour of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang throughout 2008.

 

For more information on dance lessons please email june@dancehampshire.com

For singing lessons, please email tina@dancehampshire.com

KIMBERLEY McTIERNAN

HEAD OF ADMIN AND DANCEWEAR. DANCE TEACHER.

 

AFSTIDTA & C&WIDTA

Kimberley started dancing at the age of 5yrs old with JWAD ,she has appeared in Pantomimes, professional shows and appeared on TV. she also reached the Semi finals of "The All England Festival of Dance" Kimberley has passed two associate exams with Honours and is also a qualified veterinary nurse and recently become a Pre school teacher.

 

For more information on dance lessons please email june@dancehampshire.com

For singing lessons, please email tina@dancehampshire.com

LAUREN JACKSON

DANCE TEACHER

For more information on dance lessons please email june@dancehampshire.com

For singing lessons, please email tina@dancehampshire.com

SARAH ASPELL-BEAUMONT

DANCE TEACHER

I started at JWAD at age three passing all my Ballet exams with very high marks. I have a BA (Hons) Dance from Falmouth University. During my time there I trained in a variety of different contemporary dance techniques, I taught dance workshops at local schools in Cornwall, I performed in various third year final pieces. In my final year I travelled to Hawaii doing yoga intensively at Power Yoga Hawaii. From this trip I learned so much that I shared it by running student led yoga classes. In my last module I performed in an undergraduate dance company called Volition Dance Company which involved choreographing and performing an hour long piece which we based around our own personal limitations as performers this result in me performing a solo with in the piece, all of us in the company gained a very high grade. Currently I am now training part time as a yoga instructor and teaching contemporary dance for JWAD.

For more information on dance lessons please email june@dancehampshire.com

For singing lessons, please email tina@dancehampshire.com

DEANNE NORTH

DANCE TEACHER

Deanne started dancing at the age of three. She attended the Joyce Butler school of dancing where she trained in various styles of dance: Jazz, Modern, Tap, RAD ballet, Greek and National gaining many grades in theses styles. She was awarded - Distinction in RAD Ballet from Grade 1 - 6 (gaining 97 marks in grade 6) Distinction in IDTA medal exams from Juvenile - Gold Bar 1 in ballet, Tap and Modern Distinction in ISTD Intermediate - Advance 1/2 in Modern and Tap Whilst at Joyce Butler's Deanne was given the opportunity to become an assistant teacher at the age of 16 which is where her passion for teaching began.

To enhance her repertoire of styles, Deanne attended Uxbridge College taking a one-year diploma course in Performing arts, followed by two years BTEC national diploma dance course where she learned musical theatre, contemporary, contact improvisation and various styles of Jazz. In 2005 Deanne completed her college studies having gained the following qualifications : Btec 1st Diploma in Performing Arts - Distinction - played lead role in end of year production ‘Starfish’ BTEC National Diploma in Dance - Triple distinction - 3 A – levels – End of year lead role in Romeo and Juliet (Deanne played Juliet)

Deciding to make dancing her career Deanne gained a place at Edinburgh's Telford College. Previous to this Deanne went to London Auditions but felt it wasn't for her even though she gained a place at Urdang college (part scholarship) and Middlesex University. She studied for a further 2 years in HND professional stage dance. The challenging but rewarding course saw her adding Highland dancing, African, choreography and dance notation to her considerable list of dance skills. Deanne returned back home in 2007 to start her journey in teaching. She attended The Masque Theatre school in Kent to study dance teaching. After a year she gained her pre asscioate teaching qualification in Jazz. Shortly after this, she landed a job as a teacher for Dance Academy UK based in St Albans, after 5 months of hard work Deanne was offered Vice Principal role of the school due to the relationships she had with parents and students and dedication.

During her time at Dance Academy UK, she taught ages 3 - 50+ years, teaching many styles of dance and preparing the students for shows, public performances and exams. After two years at Dance Academy Deanne decided it was her time to make a new journey and start up her own school. So in 2011 she opened a school for all ages and abilities and continued teaching many styles of dance and carrying on with performance and exams which she has a 100% pass rate with a student gaining 90%. In that same year, she studied for another qualification in teaching and gained 95% which she now is a member and fully qualified teacher of the IDTA. Sadly February 2015 Deanne had to stop teaching due to her 2nd pregnancy and finding out that her husband has been posted to RAF Odiham.

I still have a close bond with the parents and students and love to hear how they are continuing in the dance world. But Deanne is very happy to be joining the June White Academy of Dance and help pass on her experience and knowledge of dance with our students.

For more information on dance lessons please email june@dancehampshire.com

For singing lessons, please email tina@dancehampshire.com

CONTACT US

Principal - June Messenger: 01252 614 639

For dancing lessons: june@dancehampshire.com

 

For singing lessons: tina@dancehampshire.com

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