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1996year
Maggie Purr,Principal of WSD 2010 – present
Maggie Purr,Principal of WSD 2010 – presentMaggie is a former pupil of Welland School of Dancing. Under the tutelage of Miss Desbruslais, Maggie gained a place at the Royal Ballet School as a senior associate, and then at Central School of Ballet in 1996, trained by Christopher and Carole Gable.
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Nicole Ryan
Nicole RyanFilm and Television – Lead Role
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Gemma Jackson
Gemma JacksonGemma left the Welland School of Dance in 2005 to pursue her career as a professional dancer. She was offered a full time scholarship at Cambridge performing Arts on the musical theatre course, where she studied for four years.
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Alexandra Smith
Alexandra SmithTiffany Theatre College, Company Manager P&O and princess cruises
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Emily Griffiths
Emily GriffithsHammond School, P&O and costa cruises
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Lavinia Kastamoniti
Lavinia KastamonitiLavinia, originally from Greece, began her dancing from an early age in Corfu with her mother Tina Chandley (training: Northern Ballet School) as her teacher.
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Charley May
Charley MayPirouette Scchool – Leicester, Teacher WSD, TuDance and Inspire.
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Emily Boswall
Emily BoswallBallet Theatre UK school
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Alice Cade
Alice CadeTrinity Laban, Founder of Abalinodance theatre
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Jenny Richardson
Jenny RichardsonI started at Welland when i was 3 years old doing ballet classes every Tuesday, then at 7 I joined tap and modern classes.
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Chloe Jackson
Chloe JacksonRoyal Ballet school, Arts Educational Tring Park
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Chloe Hebden
Chloe HebdenBilly Elliott, Hebden School of Dancing
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Marina Fraser
Marina FraserRoyal Ballet School
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1984year
Katie Green
Katie GreenWSD Pupil 1984-2000
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Kizze Burkitt
Kizze BurkittSince joining at the age of four, Welland has instilled in me an absolute passion for dance that has fundamentally shaped the course of my life.
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Harriet Britten
Harriet BrittenWhat The Welland did for me?
I will forever be grateful for what my time at The Welland taught me, I have always loved dance and always will, as well as this, throughout my 9 years there, I learnt how to be disciplined; in a way that I now pass on to my pupils.
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1998year
Robert Wilkes
Robert WilkesRobert trained at London Studio Centre.
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Phil Norton
Phil NortonFormer WSD Pupil
Phil joined the Welland School of Dancing at the age of 3 and attended classes until he was 18. In that time, he took part in the school's main shows, performances at local fetes and took many exams.
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1973year
Julie Lowe
Julie LoweI was at Welland from September 1973 to Easter 1975 (I think).
It was my first teaching job after leaving Bush Davies where I had trained for 3 years.
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1964year
Carol Cunnington
Carol Cunnington 50 years at WSD as pupil, friend, helper and mother.Little did I realise when I started taking ballet lessons at Stamford High School with Mrs Mitchell-Smith in 1964 that in 2014 (50 years later!) I would still be going to classes at the Welland.
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Emma Coupland
Emma CouplandNorthern Ballet school
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Sinead Swift
Sinead SwiftTiffany theatre college
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Angela Wilson
Angela WilsonLondon Studio Centre
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Grace McDermott
Grace McDermottMasters Performing Arts College
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