Fareham & Gosport
Lianne is one of the founders of Starz Ballet. She trained at the prestigious Performers Dance College owned by the famous TV choreographer Brian Rogers, completing a 3 year musical theatre diploma and a distinction in all her ISTD dance teaching exams. She proceeded to work for 10 years as a professional singer and dancer on cruise liners and land jobs both in the UK and abroad. After meeting her husband and having 2 gorgeous children Lianne settled into teaching singing and dancing and is very proud of her 3rd ‘baby’ ‘Starz Ballet’!
As one of the founders of Starz Ballet, Cheryl takes pride in her work growing and developing the Starz Ballet® Dance Syllabus and Teachers’ Training Programme, continually improving their friendly ballet business since Starz first launched classes in 2010. As well as the business side of things, Cheryl also takes pleasure regularly teaching her busy Key Stage 1, after school classes in Alverstoke. Cheryl danced from just 2 years old and moved through the grades until her late teens. Dance filled much of her time as a child leaving many fun memories of dancing competitively and for fun with her many ‘dancing friends’!
Hannah attended the prestigious Doreen Bird College of Performing Arts, graduating as a fully qualified ISTD dance teacher. Her first professional contract after graduating was for the Irish spectacular ‘Spirit of the Dance’ touring USA and Australia. Following that Hannah was part of the inaugural dance team on the luxury cruise ship Silver Shadow (Silver Sea). After 9 months onboard she came back to dry land and joined the cast of Beauty & the Beast for the 1st national UK tour. Hannah was then given a position on the inaugural team onboard Crystal Serenity (Crystal Cruise Lines) where she performed onboard for two years. Returning to her home town in 2006 and settling down with her young family she started working for Starz in 2011. “The wonder of teaching is watching caterpillars become butterflies”
Lara has been dancing since she was 3 yrs old, and is an experienced and ISTD qualified Dance Teacher with a BA Hons in Dance and studied under a scholarship at Italia Conti. Lara specialises in Ballet, Tap, & Modern and also runs her own Cheerleading squad. Lara has danced professionally in theatres in London’s West End with the lead role in ‘Hairspray The Musical’, as a dancer at ‘The Brits’ and cruising around the world as a performer for Carnival Cruise lines.
Sofie is a highly qualified dancer, dancing since only 4 yrs herself, Sofie has progressed her dance from A Level dance to degree level achieving a BA (hons) for Dance and Choreography. Sofie is an experienced teacher with both children and also adults, and is also qualified to teach both ISTD and the Starz Ballet® Dance Syllabus!
Lives in Lee-On-The-Solent Friday-Monday and London Tuesday-Thursday where she is still dancing professionally. Natalie is a fully qualified Starz Ballet® teacher, having successfully completed her training with Starz during March 2016. Natalie has danced in the English National Ballet Swan Lake, where she performed at The Albert Hall. Natalie trained at Central School of Ballet (First Class BA Hons Degree) and Royal Ballet (Mid and Senior Associates).
Kelly is a ballet mummy herself with two children under 2 who attend Starz Ballet classes! Kelly is bursting with teaching experience and now a fully qualified Starz Ballet® teacher, having successfully completed her training with Starz during March 2016. Prior to this Kelly attended Roynon Dance College where she achieved the ISTD Foundation in Dance Instruction (FDI). Kelly has taught children to dance for most of her adult life, and we are excited to have her on the Starz team! As well as dancing, Kelly enjoys spending time with her young family, cycling, reading and walking her dog.
Laura is a fully qualified Starz Ballet® teacher, having successfully completed her training with Starz during March 2016. Laura also has a BA (Hons) in Dance from the University of Chichester in addition to her ISTD ballet qualifications and is trained en pointe. As well as dance, Laura loves to bake cakes, read and keep fit with Pilates, Yoga and Zumba classes.