Teaching Faculty


Vicki Stevenson - Principal and Teacher


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 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)


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 3 Modern, Grade 5 Modern, Grade 6 Modern, Musical Theatre, Inter Foundation Contemporary and choreographs all genres of Dance for Eloquent's Junior, 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 is currently the Head of Dance for.

 

 

Laura Harvey - Teacher


Laura trained at Eloquent under Principal Vicki Stevenson and then took a further year training at Bodywork Company Dance Studios, Cambridge.

Laura returned to Eloquent as a teacher and has gained her teaching qualifications with both the Imperial Society of teachers of Dancing and The International Dance Teachers Association.

She also has professional performing experience working as a dancer for various Tribute acts in theatres and hotels, and as a dancer for Area 51 entertainments along with work for the BBC in a number of Television programmes as a supporting Artist.


Laura teaches Grade 1 to Grade 6 Tap and Grade 2 Modern.

 

 


Leah Kelly - Teacher


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 Ballet & Tap, Junior Jazz, Musical Theatre, and Acro at Eloquent. Leah also choroegraphs the Baby Competition team.

 


 

Vicky Scruton - Teacher


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 - Teacher 


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 classes at Eloquent Dance Academy and also teaches Grade 1 Modern, Junior and Inter/Senior Jazz.







Kayleigh Albanese - Teacher

 

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, and Pre primary Ballet and Tap.

 






Dan Southwell - Teacher 

 

Dan trained full time at Leicester college graduating with a BA Degree in Dance. Dan specialises in Street and Hip Hop, and performs professionally at Weddings and events nationally. Dan also performed alongside Ballet Theatre UK in their UK Tour of Breakin Pointe as one of the Original Movements Crew dancers.

 

Dan teaches Hip Hop classes at Eloquent.


 







Jaqueline Ritchie - Gymnastics coach


Jaqueline is a qualified UKLCC L3 Women's Artistic gymnastics coach who works with dancers (Male and Female) on general body strengh and flexibility as well as coaching them towards gymastic tricks for use in the dancers routines. Jaqui can work with an air track and is able to make transition from track to floor.


Jaqui teaches Tumbling & Acro classes at Eloquent.

 

 



Student Teachers

 


Our Senior students, who are all qualified to Intermediate vocational level 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.


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