The staff are former students of DSPA and received all their training at the school, taking IDTA qualifications in all genre, they therefore understand the ideals and principals of the school developed over its 54 year history. All are CRB checked and our principal Kate Riley is a qualified First Aider.
Kate started dance lessons at Dore School of Performance Arts in 1981 at the age of 7. After working her way through the graded examinations in all theatre subjects, she went onto study Performing Arts at Sheffield College.
On leaving college, having gained a BTEC in Performing Arts, Kate returned to her studies at Dore School of Performance Arts, to begin her IDTA teaching qualifications, working her way successfully through all Associate and Licentiate examinations. Further study saw her qualify at Fellowship level in Ballet, Tap, Theatre Craft, Modern Jazz and Freestyle, later she added to this success by gaining her Gymnastic, Dance Exercise, and Anatomy and Physiology Diplomas.
Kate is now Principal of Dore School of Performance Arts, and is currently studying to become an IDTA examiner.
Elizabeth or Liz to one and all, was a late starter to the subject of dance. By profession Liz was a Staff Nurse, but also passionate about dance. She joined Dore School of Performance Arts and subsequently took graded examinations, then professional IDTA qualifications, in Theatre Craft and Modern Jazz.
Liz is also our wardrobe mistress and responsible for costumes, shoes and accessories for our annual show.
Samantha joined Dore School of Performance Arts at the age of 11, studying Ballet, Tap, Theatre Craft and Modern Jazz. After successfully working her way through the IDTA graded and vocational examinations, Samantha decided that teaching dance was to be her career of choice.
Under the guidance of Bobbie, she successfully gained Associate level degrees in Ballet, Tap, Theatre Craft and Modern Jazz, then later added Anatomy and Physiology Diploma to her CV. She is now continuing her Professional Development under the guidance of Kate and hoping to take the first of her Licentiate examinations this year.
Samantha is a young and enthusiastic member of the Dore School of Performance Arts teaching staff.
Bobbie opened Dore School of Performance Arts 54 years ago, after achieving her first IDTA Associate qualification in Ballet. She continued her professional development and qualified at Fellowship level in Ballet, Theatre Craft, Tap, Modern Jazz and Freestyle, she also gained Diplomas in Dance Exercise, and Gymnastic Dance.
With her knowledge of Anatomy and Physiology, she wrote the IDTA Anatomy and Physiology Study Guide and developed the IDTA Anatomy and Physiology Diploma examination. Her medically approved Mobility and Fireside Fitness programmes for sufferers of Osteoporosis, benefits many older people and has classes throughout the world. In 2004 she was elected onto the IDTA Board of Directors, a position she still holds today. Bobbie takes a very keen interest in the school and is always delighted to see the progress of the pupils and students.
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