Meet the SDA Staff

Tracy Williams

Principal

 

Miss Tracy has danced since the age of 2 and predominately trained under ISTD Examiner Hilary Hall.

 

Having done numerous shows, pantos and performances Tracys passion for teaching always shone through. In 2012 the opportunity to start Surrey Dance Academy came and the rest is History

 

Tracy holds her ISTD Associates and teaches Imperial Classical Ballet, Tap, Modern and Jazz. Alongside this she is a private tutor for RAD ballet and a Senior dancer specialist trainer

 

Even at her age she still participates in the SDA Annual show and loves to get on the stage with all the Students     

Carly Jade Rolfe BBOdip BA (Hons)

Assistant Principal

 

From the age of 4, Carly trained with both the Royal Academy of Dance and International Dance Teachers Association where she gained examinations up to an advanced level. Until the age of 16 she performed in local amateur and semi professional dance shows and pantomimes; before joining a UK dance company where she took the opportunity to pursue her love of the stage, performing in shows such as CATS and A Chorus Line.

 

In 2007, Carly moved to Guildford to further her career in dance. She was offered a place at the University of Surrey where she excelled in ballet, performing exerts from La Bayadere, Raymonda and Swan Lake.  

 

In 2011, Carly completed a Level 4 Diploma in Dance Teaching in Classical Ballet with the British Ballet Organization, and shortly after, graduated with a BA (Hons) in Dance and Culture. Following her successful placement as part of her degree, in 2012 Carly was employed by the British Ballet Organization in the permanent role of Office Administrator. With particular emphasis on the Teaching Qualifications, Carly’s role sits primarily within the education department.

 

Carly was recently selected to perform in American artist, Piney Gir’s music video.

Molly Benjamin

Assistant Teacher - all forms of dance 

 

For as long as she could remember all Molly ever wanted to do was dance and sing. 

Her dance training began with ballet lessons at the tender age of three at her local dance school, she joined Rentons Dance Studio aged 11, where I gained RAD and ISTD certificates in ballet, tap, contemporary and modern dance to Advanced 1.  

 

Singing and musical theatre became another love of hers and she went on to study singing, acting, jazz dance and musical theatre earning certificates up to grade 8 in singing and musical theatre. 

 

As a child she was lucky enough to perform in West End Shows, with the National Youth Musical Theatre company, pantomimes, television shows and adverts.

 

Her adult training began at 16 when she was offered a place at Italia Conti Arts Centre on the advance BTEC course in Musical Theatre for two years, after which she went on to gain a place at Bird College to study for a Three Year BA Hons in Professional Dance and Musical Theatre. 

 

Having now graduated she has just finished performing in the musical Spring Awakening and is very much looking forward to joining the SDA team and working with everyone.

Kerry Taylor 

Head of Ballet - BA (Hons) Ballet Education RTS LRAD

 

Kerry began dancing at the age of 3 where she performed in shows, competitions and completed exams in BDTA modern and tap, and RAD ballet up to vocational levels. 

 

Kerry moved to London in 2016 to study full time at the Royal Academy of Dance where she completed her BA (Hons) Ballet Education and Licentiate of the Royal Academy of Dance. Kerry has had a range of assisting and teaching experience within a variety of different dance schools, including assisting on the RADiate programme at the RAD headquarters which offers dance classes to children with special educational needs and disabilities.

 

Kerry is very excited to be teaching at SDA and is keen to share her love of dance through creativity and fun, whilst also providing technically sound training.

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Contact:
Tracy Williams - Surrey Dance Academy Principal
tel: 07747 024705
email: tracy@surreydanceacademy.co.uk