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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@elitedancersacademy.com

Rebekah Mather

Vice PrincipalTap and Acrobatics Teacher

Rebekah has been passionate about performing from a very young age. When she was eleven years old she was a full time vocational student at The Hammond School of Ballet in Chester where she was trained professionally in ballet, tap, jazz and musical theatre. She then went on to study at the prestigious Performers College in London where she graduated with distinction in dance and musical theatre as well as gaining her ISTD DDI teacher training qualifications in ballet, tap and modern. Rebekah is also qualified in teaching the Acrobatic Arts syllabus.
 
As well as teaching at various dance schools in the area, Rebekah works as a professional dancer and actress. Some of her highlights in her career so far are dancing at the ‘We Day’ charity concert at Wembley Arena alongside Fleur East, appearances on the ‘Rugby Tonight Show’ on BT Sport, Hollyoaks, and choreographing for the NFL Takeover on London’s Regent Street where her students performed with America’s Jacksonville Jaguar’s cheerleaders.
 
Rebekah is very happy to be working at Elite Dancers Academy and looks forward to developing the talents of each individual student!

HANNAH SMITH

BA (hons) LRAD ARAD RTS
RAD Ballet teacher – Chiswick and Streatham

Hannah is a professional Dancer and Ballerina. She qualified at the Royal Academy of Dance with a degree in Ballet Education (BA) Hons and an LRAD certificate. Hannah has experience entering students of all ages in RAD ballet examinations achieving excellent results. She has vast knowledge from her ongoing experience in the industry and enjoys passing this onto her students. 

Laura Clarke

BA(hons) LRAD ARAD RAD RTS
RAD ballet teacher for Chiswick town hall and Arts Ed Saturdays

Miss Laura began her dance training at the later age of 15years old. Finding a passion and natural flair she pursued a career as a dancer and teacher, performing in competitions, professional dance shows as well as assisting and choreographing her dance teacher and peers. Miss Laura was then awarded a place at the prestigious Royal Academy of Dance London, on the Ballet Education degree course where she furthered her teaching and dance training and graduated in 2018. Miss Laura joined our academy in 2018 and has since entered our students in  regular RAD examinations gaining 100% pass rate with an excellent standard.

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.