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The Staff

Principal Dance Teacher Aleandra

Alexandra Laverty - Business Owner & Principal Teacher

Biography

Early Start

Alexandra began her dance life at age 3 at Campbell School of Dance & Drama in Dulwich, learning ballet, tap, modern, jazz and stagecraft.  Performing in a wonderful selection of shows, performances and taking yearly exams & medals.

Training

At age 10, she began her full-time training when studying at Urdang Academy of Performing Arts. During her time there, Alexandra starred in several television programs in Italy and England where she met & starred with the famous ballet dancer Peter Schaufuss. 

At 13 she was chosen to tour with the Urdang Academy company playing the role of Clara in the ballet Nutcracker, a role that will forever remain close to her heart. She has performed in shows at the Bloomsbury Theatre and Chaucer Theatre in London. Alexandra continued dancing at Campbell School of Dance & Drama in addition to her studies whereby her mid-teens she became an assistant dance teacher, leading the younger grades during shows & assisting during medal & dance exams. Alexandra continued her dance studies Middlesex University where in addition to learning the core dance styles, she was taught all aspects of stage productions & choreography.

In the 20yrs following Middlesex University, Alexandra’s primary focus was raising her 4 children, teaching dance in after school clubs in several schools in the South-East and Surrey. Currently she teaches at St Aidans’ Primary School in Coulsdon where she has taught for 12 years. She has run a successful all boys dance club, ballet and Tap dance classes from pre-primary to grade six.    

In 2018 and 2019 Alexandra danced on stage once more at the Bromley theatres productions of Follies and Anything Goes, performing in the chorus line for both tap and modern dance routines and singing.

Alexandra has 25 years of teaching experience, has a DBS and Chaperone licence and is first Aid trained. She will continue to help all children to reach their goals in a caring, kind and positive manner.

Career

Dance Teacher Monty

Monty - Guest Teacher

I taught Monty in year 5 and I am very proud that he went on to study dance at the Brit’s school and then Italia Conti where he gained his degree in Musical Theatre. He has gone on to perform professionally on cruise ships and is currently auditioning for the west end. We look forward to following his career and are so pleased that he has joined us here at Just Dance Performing Arts.

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