Success Stories

Vocational Success

These students successfully auditioned for full time dance schools or colleges over the past few years:

Marie Finlayson- Laine Theatre Arts

Natalie Venier- Margaret Howard Theatre college

Stephen King- Arts Educational

Leigh Cookson- London Studio Centre

Joanna Toms – London Studio Centre

Lisa Austin – Urdang Academy

Alice Murray – London Studio Centre

Charlotte Tafe – The Hammond School

Jessica and Hannah Baxter – Tring Park School for the Performing Arts

Ella Mansford – White Lodge, The Royal Ballet School


Associate Schools / Dance Courses

These students have studied on associate programmes and part-time dance courses attending classes at the weekends alongside their H.T.D.C training:

Ella Mansford – The Royal Ballet School

Stephen King , Oliver Tafe – Central School of Dance

Stephen King, Oliver Tafe – The Royal Academy of Dance

Dylan Lapsley-  The Royal Ballet School Junior associates

Leah Latty- South East Ballet Scholars


Junior Student-  Coral for gaining a place in the Lion King cub school, training for a chance to be in the West End show. There were hundreds of children at the audition so it really is a huge achievement.

Senior Student – Jessica on her performance at the Move It exhibition 2013.

Senior Students – Stephen, Leigh, and Natalie on successfully auditioning for vocational dance colleges.

Senior Students – Sana, Marie, and Sophie on successfully auditioning for the English Youth Ballet production of swan Lake.

Ex-Student – Charlotte Tafe for getting through to the finals of the ISTD Janet Cram awards.

Oliver Tafe on successfully auditioning for the pre-senior course at Central School of Ballet.