Our mission is to provide a nurturing and inspiring environment for all performers to develop key skills in technical artistry, self confidence and critical thinking. We aim to deliver high quality dance education and champion the individual. 



FELICITY CUTTING - R.A.D R.T.S, A.N.A.T.D Modern-Stage, A.N.A.T.D Stage Branch Tap, A.N.A.T.D Street, NATD Certified Contemporary and Gymnastic Dance , P.Cert LAM, ACA, ISTD Affiliate Member, Zumba.

Felicity has been teaching for over 18 years and is qualified with the Royal Academy of Dance, London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art and National Association of Teachers of Dancing. She is a member of the professional actors union Equity, a certified Acrobatic Arts instructor, a member of the Society of Teachers of Speech and Drama and is a trained Zumba instructor for Zumba Basic and Zumba Gold. She is a certified Adjudicator with Acrobatic Arts.


Felicity currently teaches Classical Ballet, Modern-Stage, Street dance, Tap, Limber, Acro, Pre-School, Boogie Babies, Drama and LAMDA. She is a fully trained First Aider and holds a Registered Chaperone Licence with Derbyshire County Council.


Having grown up within Ripley Academy of Dance and taught at it for 18 years, she also worked in the Arts professionally for many years. Felicity has an abundance of professional credits to her name - both for performing and dance choreography. She spent 10 years as Manager of the Midlands biggest Television Casting Agency for adults. She was winner of Nuneaton Arts Festival in 2008.


Felicity has been a Street Dance coach for Amber Valley Borough Council,  Dance tutor for Blend Youth Project and is currently working with many local schools and has taught GCSE Dance in a local secondary school.


Theatre Credits include:


Sleeping Beauty - European Ballet at Derby Assembly Rooms

Babes in the Wood - Derby Playhouse

Cinderella - Derby Playhouse


TV, Film & Theatre Credits for Professional Acting work include:


Doctors BBC, Casualty BBC, Turn of the Screw BBC, Land Girls BBC, Hustle BBC, Shameless Channel 4, Mersey Beat BBC, Peak Practise ITV, Crossroads ITV, Cutting It ITV, Goal 3 Film, Dalziel & Pascoe, In a Land of Plenty Film, Boots Training Video, Afternoon Plays BBC, Kiss Me Kate ITV, Jane Eyre BBC, All in the Game Film, Derby Playhouse - Babes in the Wood & Cinderella, Derby Assembly Rooms European Ballet - Sleeping Beauty..... to name a few!!!!


TV Credits for Professional Dance Choreography:


Casualty - Christmas SpecialHip-Hop Nativity - BBC

Doctors - 4 month tap dance story line - BBC





GRACE HOLLIS - RAD RTS, ANATD Stage Branch Tap, ANATD Street Dance, NATD Certified Gymnastic Dance, First Aid

Miss Hollis was a student at Ripley Academy of Dance from a very young age. She is qualified with the NATD and holds the RAD professional qualification in Ballet Teachings Studies CBTS. 

Grace has been teaching professionally for over 5 years and has choreographed dance pieces for Ripley Academy productions at Mansfield Palace ‘Tinsel Town’ and ‘Wonderland of Dance’. She has an abundance of experience working with early years and aside from teaching is a fully qualified Nursery Nurse. 

Grace has many TV Credits to her name for professional performance - including;

Jane Eyre - Film

Doctors - BBC

Truckers - ITV

Grace is currently working towards the NATD Modern-Stage Associate.