Meet the Team 2018-01-09T15:49:01+00:00

ELITE

TEAM

royalacalogominiYASMIN ALAMIRI

BA (hons) RTS LRAD ARAD
Principal

Yasmin began her training at the age of 3, studying Ballet, Jazz and Tap, achieving Royal Academy Ballet examinations from Pre-Primary to Grade 8, attaining Distinction in all.  From the age of 11, Yasmin won the Young Gifted Dancer Scholarship to attend The Arts Educational School in West London, where she gained a wide experience of all aspects of performing arts.  Yasmin studied Classical Ballet, Contemporary dance, Tap dance, Musical Theatre and Drama, performing several shows a year.  Yasmin also toured Europe with the chamber choir, performing in Venice’s St Mark’s cathedral.  After completing her studies at Arts Educational, Yasmin gained a place at the Royal Academy of Dance University, where she completed a degree in Ballet Education and passed the LRAD course becoming a full member and associate of the RAD.  The programme provided Yasmin with a wide range of dance teaching skills, from Ballet and Contemporary dance technique to choreography, pedagogy, Laban and Benesh notation, dance science theory and many more.  Since graduating Yasmin has taught for Ballet schools all over south and west London entering children for RAD examinations with a 100% pass rate. Yasmin also became head of dance at the Study School Wimbledon teaching Ballet and Creative dance and choreographing dances for the Wimbledon Village fair held every summer.  Yasmin then set up Elite Dancers Academy in 2013 providing high standard ballet, tap and jazz classes in Chiswick and Wimbledon.  Yasmin is currently a mentor to the Royal Academy of Dance ballet degree students, helping guide the students in their teacher training placements.

For more information on Elite Dance Academy contact: Tel: 07929 483 124 Email: Yasmin@www.elitedancersacademy.com

istdlogoreflexblueIRENE SALVI

DDI DDE ISTD
Tap and Hip Hop Teacher 

Irene started dancing in Italy at “Dance Studio” in Cesena, where she was born. In 2010, after she graduated from Liceo Scientifico in Cesena, she moved to the Uk to train professionally at The Centre Performing Arts College in Kent and graduated with an “excellence award” in 2013. While she was training she achieved her ISTD DDI and DDE teaching qualifications in modern and tap.  In 2012 and 2013 Irene had the pleasure to be part of the guest teachers for the ISTD summer school in Sportilia, Italy, where she taught tap, modern, musical theatre, hip hop and street jazz. Her performance credits include Move it 2012 and 2013 and Spring Awakening at the Chatam Theatre, Kent, in 2013.

JACK DERGES

Head of Drama

Born and raised in Devon, Jack came to London after gaining a full scholarship to train at prestigious drama school, ArtsEd in Chiswick. After graduating with a first class BA (hons) degree in Acting, Jack signed with an agent and started working in the film and television industry. His credits include the feature films Dungeons and Dragons, and Passengers. Television credits range from BBC’s Casualty and Holby City, to US comedy ‘Episodes’.   Jack’s most recent credit was appearing as a series regular in Channel 4’s hugely successful drama ‘Humans’.  Throughout his time in London, Jack has taken to teaching children on Saturdays and holidays. He also holds adult drama workshops aimed at team building for businesses.

Ellen Elphick

PDTD RAD RTS
Ballet teacher at Arts Educational

Ellen began dancing at the age of two and a half at her local school.  She took part in various festivals until the age of 11 when she accepted a place at Elmhurst School for Dance.  Upon graduating from Elmhurst Lower School in 2009, Ellen was awarded a place at The Royal Ballet School Upper School where she was lucky enough to be asked to dance alongside The Roya Ballet for two years before graduating and gaining a contract to dance with The Hong Kong Ballet, where she danced as an Artist for two years before she auditioned for Scottish Ballet.  Ellen was given a contract with Scottish Ballet where she danced for a further two years.  Ellen was given Soloist Roles and had a Character created on her by Javier De Frutos for his Piece, ‘Elsa Canesta’ which premiered in 2015.  Ellen has danced in many productions from the Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake, The Merry Widow, Cinderella and Elite Syncopations, to name a few and wants to use her performance experience to enhance her teaching skills.  This past summer 2016 Ellen achieved her Professional Dancers’ Teaching Diploma, and has been using everything she has learnt ever since.  Ellen is thrilled to be part of the team at Elite Dancers Academy.

Summer Campbell

Ballet Teacher

Summer started dancing at the young age of two. She first started her vocational training with the Royal Ballet Junior Associates, which led onto being awarded a full scholarship to Elmhurst School for Dance in Association with the Birmingham Royal Ballet age eleven where Summer developed her professional classical training for seven years, Summer performed with the Birmingham Royal Ballet In multiple seasons and gala performances. Summer then wanted to expand her career and was awarded a full scholarship to the prestigious Laine Theatre Arts for a further three years of vocational training, specialising in Musical Theatre and Dance where she worked with many West End Choreographers and graduated with a Level 6 National Trinity Diploma in Dance and Musical Theatre. Since graduating Summer has performed professionally around the world performing in all genres of dance for productions such as The Voice, The Opening of the London Olympics, Walt Disney Productions and Dancing with The Stars. Summer has been lucky enough to perform in venues such as the Birmingham Hippodrome Theatre, Saddlers Wells Theatre, The Royal Albert hall and Wembley Stadium. To date Summer is completing a two year CBTS course with the Royal Academy of Dance and can’t wait to pass on her vast amount of knowledge through teaching.

Candida Myers

RAD RTS

Candida began her dance training at the age of 3, in the Middle East, where she received distinctions in all  Royal Academy of Dance graded syllabus examinations. Then, after successfully auditioning and gaining a place at Legat School of Dance, she moved back to the UK for further vocational training in a variety of dance styles. 
 
Candida went on to study the Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies with the Royal Academy of Dance whilst studying BSc Economics & Management at King’s College, London. Having recently graduated from the RAD, Candida is delighted to be able to share her love of dance with her students at Elite Dancers Academy and hopes that her students enjoy her classes as much as she loves teaching them!

Dominque Barker 

RAD RTS

Dominique comes from Zimbabwe where she trained under Miss Patricia Stirling and Miss Ashleigh Wood. She completed all her RAD Examinations up to Advanced 2 and danced for the National Ballet of Zimbabwe. After school she went to the University of Cape Town to study a Bachelor of Music in Dance majoring in both Classical ballet and Benesh Movement Notation. While studying at UCT she gained her RAD Teaching Certificate. Dominique has taught ballet in Zimbabwe, South Africa, New Zealand, Australia and now the UK. She has a wealth of knowledge gathered from many different countries and is excited to be part of the Elite Dancers Academy team.