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Principal – Holly Mayer



Holly began dancing at the age of 3 and fell in love with ballet at an early age. Holly danced at ‘Jenny Brennan School of dance’ near her home town in Staffordshire. She followed the RAD Ballet syllabus and the ISTD Modern and Tap syllabus, gaining distinctions at all levels.Whilst training at Jenny Brennan School of dance Holly was a Junior and Senior Associate of the Royal Ballet School. She also had lots of performance experience dancing with English Youth ballet and National Youth Ballet. Holly was a Juvenile dancer at Stafford Pantomime for many years. Holly also danced in many Festivals and was very successful winning many medals and trophies. She also competed in the ISTD Janet Cram awards in 2000, where she won the ‘Outstanding Dance Award’. At 16 years of age.

Holly then went on to train at a top Vocational Ballet school Elmhurst School for Dance in association with the Birmingham Royal Ballet in Birmingham. Holly then decided to broaden her experience by going on to train at musical Theatre college Laine Theatre arts in Epsom Surrey. Holly Graduated in 2006 with a National Diploma in Professional Dance (NDPD).

Holly then went on to dance professionally and performed in many shows. Amongst her many credits she danced in the feature film Nine (based on the Broadway musical) in 2008 director Rob Marshall, alongside stars such as Daniel Day Lewis, Judy Dench, Nicole Kidman and Sophia Loren.

In 2009 Holly became a freelance dance teacher teaching all over Surrey and London. Holly taught adults and children of all ages including preschool movement at several nurseries e.g ‘The Mouse House’ in Wandsworth. and Dicky Birds in Wimbledon. Teaching dance became her new passion!

Holly then went on to do teacher training with the Royal Academy of Dance on the Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies course, giving her Registered Teacher Status with the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD RTS) in 2013.  Holly also trained with the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing where she gained her ISTD DDI.