The Teachers

Alison Pritchard - Director

 

Alison started dancing at the age of 3 at the Hammond School of Dance, Chester, before moving to London at the age of 18 to join the London Studio Centre's Classical Graduate Course. In 1998 Alison joined the Images of Dance Company on their national tour: within this company she performed works by George Balanchine and Adam Cooper. Alison moved on to perform as a classical ballet dancer with the National Dance Company of Ireland on their European tour.

 

After moving to Bath, Alison has taught at many schools and gyms around the area. Schools that Alison has taught at include Hardenhuish in Chippenham, Kingswood Prep School, Stonar Girls School and currently Monkton Combe Pre-Prep School, Moorlands Federation School and Oldfield Park Infant School, where she has been the dance teacher for the last 11 years.

 

An active member of Bath Light Operatic Group and Bath Operatic and Dramatic Society, Alison performs and choreographs shows regularly at the Theatre Royal Bath. The most recent shows include 'Sister Act'and 'Sweet Charity', both of which Alison choreographed and perform in. 

 

Alison lives in Bath with her husband and 2 football mad boys.

Natasha Jones - Assistant Director 

 

Natasha started dancing at the age of 5. She went on to study dance full time at Dance Academy South West, training in major grades of ballet (RAD & ISTD), tap, modern, national and jazz. Hip hop, contemporary, musical theatre, LAMDA and singing were also skills that Natasha learnt here.

 

Natasha’s performance history has a huge range of exciting experiences, ranging from dancing with The Russian Opera Company performing ‘Turnadot', a backing dancer for Lisa Scott-Lee, three Pantomimes at the Theatre Royal, Bath and working as part of the Entertainment teams of prestigious hotels in the UK and abroad. 

 

Natasha now has six years of experience under her belt, ranging from choreography for shows and street performances, to getting children through their exams of which she has a 100% pass rate. During this time Natasha has been asked to create a number of one-off workshops for budding dancers to enjoy. She also runs her own Music and Movement class at Snapdragons and has recently joined the team at Curtain Up Theatre Schools.

 

In 2015 Natasha had the fantastic experience of choreographing ‘Hairspray’ at the Theatre Royal, Bath for BODS which is where she met Alison

 

Natasha is thrilled and to be part of Little Dancers and to be able to pass on her passion and joy for dance to so many. 

Lizzie Andrews -  Teacher

 

Lizzie started dancing at the age of 3 and has trained in many different dance styles including ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary and commercial.

 

She has been performing with various theatre groups for over 18 years in many different theatres across the country. Credits include Bet in Oliver! (Theatre Royal, Bath), Little Girl in The Witches of Eastwick (Theatre Royal, Bath), Marta in The Sound of Music (Theatre Royal, Bath), Woodstock in Snoopy! the musical (Rondo Theatre, Bath) and Ensemble in Cirque (The Orchard Theatre, Dartford). Lizzie has performed in three professional pantomimes at the Theatre Royal, Bath including Mother Goose (UK Productions), Snow White and the Seven Dwarves (UK Productions) and understudied the part of Wendy in Peter Pan (UK Productions).


In 2008, Lizzie played the part of Gabriella in the High School Musical show on the FantasyLand Stage in Disneyland Paris!

 

At the age of 19, Lizzie then went onto train at the prestigious Bird College of Performing Arts in London, where she continued to learn various different skills such as acting, singing and musical theatre.

 

Lizzie is excited to be joining the Little Dancers team to share her passion along side Alison and Natasha!

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