I teach dance with a commitment to the artistic and technical demands of the discipline. My teaching practice aims to provide students with a deep understanding of the mechanics of the body and how it serves the art form, and a heightened awareness of articulation, grace, creativity, and power in movement. I believe that every body can dance, and feel strongly about celebrating the strengths of each individual, and working with them to achieve their goals
"Maddy is amazing...I can't thank her enough for her dedication. I dance every day. I love it. She has taught me so much and supported me through everything" Eliona Shosholli, student
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Maddy has taught dance for over 15 years. She has a specific passion for teaching contemporary dance, choreography, and ballet, and extensive experience teaching jazz, street dance, flamenco, and commercial dance. She teaches all ages, from very young children to adults, and all abilities, from beginners to hobbiests to vocational and professional. She developed and runs the Youth Dance Company, which offers enthusiastic and talented young dancers the opportunity to rehearse and perform regularly, training in a range of dance styles and developing artistic expression, rehearsal skills, and choreographic techniques.
Maddy received her teaching qualifications in Cecchetti Ballet with the ISTD, and is a qualified Arts Award Advisor through Trinity College London and the Arts Council England.
Maddy developed and ran for 5 years the Graduate Apprentice Programme (GAP) with Tempered Body Dance Theatre, a programme designed for recent dance graduates to bridge the gap between training and a professional career.
Maddy is senior teacher at Highgate Ballet School, and runs and teaches at all-inclusive ballet schools in North West London, with the central focus of teaching dance of the highest standards to children of all abilities and backgrounds.
She has developed a unique method of teaching choreography, which she delivers in workshops throughout London.