Vicki Stevenson - Founder & Principal 

 

Vicki trained full time at Pattisons Theatre Arts, Coventry and Bojangles Dance, Lichfield where she qualified as an associate teacher with The Imperial Society of teachers of dancing. On graduating from Dance college, Vicki began her career performing professionally as a Dancer. Her many professional credits include Pantomimes, production shows, Holiday park tours, Vegas Show girls and many TV features. Vicki was lucky enough to travel the world working in theme parks and holiday destinations, and was also cast as 'Bella' in the 'Tweenies'.

 

In 2002 Vicki decided it was time to use her wealth of knowledge and experience to train the next generation of performers. She worked hard building the classes within Eloquent whilst still performing professionally herself. Vicki believed that with her knowledge, experience, and qualifications she could create talented dancers and make them love dancing as much as she does. Vicki feels it is an asset to her pupils to have a principal still currently working professionally in the industry!

 

After realising a gift for choreography, Vicki has worked professionally as choreographer on a collaboration of street and classical dance touring theatres with Ballet Theatre UK in the 'Breakin Pointe' tour, Alice in Wonderland pantomime theatre tour (Gary Starr productions) and co-produced/choreographed & performed on the 'Bring it Back' the ultimate 90's show (Performance Productions) "Bang" the ultimate pop show and Tapping through Time (Performance Productions). Most recently working as assistant choreographer for Pantomime at Belgrade Theatre Coventry.

 

Vicki also Co-produces 'Midlands Best Dance Crew' each year at the amazing Curve Theatre, Leicester.

 

Vicki owns & runs the academy and also teaches Grade 4 to Intermediate Modern, Prep & Primary Ballet & Tap and choreographs all genres of Dance for Eloquent's Inter and Senior Competition classes.

 

Vicki also owns and manages The Centre of Performing Arts Hinckley (COPAH Studios) which is home to Eloquent Dance Academy. An incredible facility of dance, music and singing studios that she specifically purchased and built to provide the highest training facilities for Eloquent pupils, with parental waiting areas, parking and changing facilities. The Centre is also the home to the full time performing Arts course ran by ASA Theatre Arts, which Vicki currently holds the position of Head of Dance and Technical Jazz Teacher.


2020 seen Vicki expand the Academy by opening a second studio in Newark Nottinghamshire.

 

Leah Kelly 


Leah began her teacher training at Midland Academy of Dance and Drama, Nottingham and has furthered her qualifications here at Eloquent.

She is now a qualified teacher with the International Dance teachers Association. Leah has experience teaching for the Local education Authority as well as at Eloquent, and has performed professionally in Pantomime and for Pontins Holidays.

 

Leah teaches Primary & Grade 1 Ballet & Tap, Disco & Jazz, Musical Theatre, Contemporary and Acrobatic Dance at Eloquent. Leah also choroegraphs the Baby & Junior Competition team.

 

Vicky Scruton 


Vicky trained at The Northern Ballet and is a Qualified teacher and Examiner with the Royal Academy of Dancing, as well as holding a fellowship qualification with the International Dance Teachers Association.

Vicky has experience teaching at a number of Dance schools along with full time vocational colleges including ASA Theatre Arts & Pattisons College, Coventry where she was Student Course Co-Ordinator. Her examining role with the Royal Academy of Dancing sees her travel internationally to examine dancers around the World.

 

Vicky teaches Grade 1 to Intermediate R.A.D Ballet, and Pointe work at Eloquent. 

 

Liv Huckvale 


Liv is a proud graduate pupil of Eloquent Dance Academy who has taken her full teaching qualification with the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance gaining her a diploma in Dance instruction. 

 

Liv teaches and choreographs the girls Commercial & Jazz classes along with Grade 4 Tap & Grade 5 Modern.

 

Kayleigh Albanese

 

Kayleigh trained full time for 3 years at Bodywork Company Dance Studios, Cambridge, gaining a diploma in Dance. Kayleigh specialises in teaching Baby Ballet & Tap with many years experience working with the UK BabyBallet franchise.

 

Kayleigh teaches Baby Dance, Mini Movers, Baby Disco, Prep & Pre primary Ballet and Tap.


Izzy Hambly

 

Izzy is a proud graduate pupil of Eloquent Dance Academy who went on to train full time at Italia Conti graduating with a Level 6 Diploma in Dance.

 

Izzy teaches Grade 2, 4 & 6 Tap and our Pre Pointe Class.


Zayleigh Stevenson

 

Zayleigh Stevenson is daughter to principal Vicki Stevenson and has trained at Eloquent for 14 years. Zayleigh also attending Pattison Theatre Arts full time & Currently is training at BOA in Birmingham in Performing Arts. Zayleigh is currently taking her level 3 teaching qualification with the Dang theatre arts syllabus and will be teaching the new Urdang Commercial syllabus to beginners aged 5-8yrs along with Miss Vicki on Saturday mornings at Eloquent from September 2022. Zayleigh is also a chosen Ambassador for the Dang collective London.

 


Student Teachers

 

We have a number of Senior students, who are all qualified to grade 5 and above with the Imperial society of teachers of dancing and Royal Academy of Dancing, assist our teaching staff in our pre primary to Grade 1 level classes within the academy.

 

 

All faculty members are fully CRB checked and First aid trained.