Meet the Team2018-07-05T16:18:14+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@elitedancersacademy.com

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.

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.

Rebekka Mather

Tap 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!