Sophie Dee School of Dance has a great team of teachers.
MRS SOPHIE TIGHE (Miss Sophie)
Miss Sophie was born in Poynton, Cheshire and started dancing at the age of 6. She studied ballet, modern, jazz, national and tap at Bramhall School of Dancing until she was 18, taking exams and competing around the country.
She then gained a place at the prestigious Northern Ballet School in Manchester. Since graduating she’s worked continuously as a professional dancer and dance teacher.
Miss Liz has known Miss Sophie since they danced together as children. They then studied together at the Northern Ballet School. Miss Liz went on to study at Preston Dance College and the Royal Academy of Dance.
She has taught at a number of dance academies around the UK before coming to teach at Sophie Dee School of Dance in 2012.
Jack is a highly experienced street dancer and street dance instructor. He has competed in the Street Dance World Championships on a number of occasions.
He travelled to L.A., where he trained and taught with instructors including Marty Kudelka (choreographer for Justin Timberlake) and David Moore (choreographer for Beyoncé).
Jack teaches all of our Street Dance classes at SDSD.
Miss Kirsten trained at Preston Dance Academy and is an experienced competition dancer.
At Sophie Dee School of Dance, Miss Kirsten teaches a range of dance genres. She works closely with the competition team and as one of our dance party instructors.
YPA Drama – Musical Theatre & LAMDA
Miss Amy has taught drama classes throughout Greater Manchester (and even as far as New York). Her own acting work includes Hollyoaks and Emmerdale.
At Sophie Dee School of Dance, Miss Amy gets to combine her love of dance, drama and teaching. She currently teaches drama sessions for our Young Performers Academy, LAMDA Examinations and is one of dance party instructors.
Miss Steph graduated from Merseyside Dance and Drama Centre with a double distinction in Musical Theatre and Professional Dance.
She taught dance and musical theatre at North Wales School of Dancing and Powerplay Musical Theatre Company before joining us at Sophie Dee School of Dance. Miss Steph currently runs our preschool dance classes and is a dance party instructor.
Modern & Tap
Miss Rebekah met Miss Sophie when they both taught at the same dance school.
Now running her own school, Miss Rebekah comes to Sophie Dee School of Dance to work with the competition team.
Az Blackmore, graduated from De Montfort University with a degree in Contemporary dance in 2016.Az started his training from a young age at the Royal Ballet School in London.
Alongside teaching, Az has worked professionally with artists such as Vanessa White, Camila Cabello and Fleur East. He has also been involved with televised productions and has recently been appointed as the head Judge and dance mentor for the new talent show Now That’s Entertainment.
Our students can put their names forward to be class assistants when they reach 12 years of age. Class assistants at Sophie Dee School of Dance are friendly, patient and help classes to run smoothly.
Our current class assistants are:
Eva, Gabby, Molly, Amy,
Teah, Elise, Hannah & Ava
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