Sophie Dee School of Dance has a great team of dance 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. In 2001 she 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 studied together at the Northern Ballet School. Miss Liz went on to study at Preston Dance College and the Royal Academy of Dance. She 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 has also travelled to L.A., where he trained and taught with instructors including Marty Kudelka (choreographer for Justin Timberlake) and David Moore (choreographer for Beyoncé).
Miss Kirsten trained at Preston Dance Academy and is an experienced competition dancer. She is the main Saturday teacher at our St. Andrews site and also works at the studio throughout the week. 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.
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.
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.
YPA Vocal Coach
Jenny Williams is recognised for her ability to sing almost any genre with style and class. She was acknowledged when she performed at the BBC Proms as one of the most promising classical artistes of her generation. Having originally gaining her BA(Hons) degree in Music Theatre then moving to extensive classical training, she loves to perform an eclectic mix of songs from mowtown to musicals, to opera and classical crossover, soaring though her multi octave range.
Private Singing Teacher
Miss Jenni is a singing teacher based in Manchester. During her early twenties toured Germany, Sweden, South Africa, Japan, Hong Kong and Australia performing in a band singing lead vocals. Following this, she turned her attention to teaching and taught as a primary music specialist for the Music Services for two years.
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.
We are delighted that Mark will be coming in to work with our students, and especially that he will be working with our boys!
Training: Northern Ballet School, Manchester.
Theatre: The Dutch Musical Awards, The Lion King Musical,The Best Of Broadway-Dubai, Musical Magic Dubai, Rapunzel Harlow Playhouse Swan Lake, Copèllia and The Nutcracker Manchester City Ballet, Pirates-Abu Dhabi, Pirates Of The Caribbean The Queens Jubilee, Curve Theatre Leicester-China Pearl and The Royal Albert Classical Spectacular.
TV: A Question Of Sport, BBC Northwest and Mrs Biggs.
Other: Freej UAE, Celebrity Cruises.