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Meet the team

 

Sue Latham

Principal Fellow, Examiner and Adjudicator of the International Dance Teachers Association.

Adjudicator for the British and International Federation of Festivals.

Adjudicator for the All England Dance Competition.

Post Graduate Certificate in Adjudication.


Sue Latham trained with the late Madame Helena Lehmiski and after completing a teacher training course she taught at the Birmingham Theatre School. During this time she danced professionally in and around the Midlands.

In 1966 she opened her first School in Birmingham, and was also asked to choreograph many productions with Operatic Societies and professional shows in the county. Since then many of her students have graduated to teaching, examining, or dancing in West End Productions, Cruise Ships, Cabarets and Television.

Twenty Six years ago she opened a school in Redditch Worcestershire and, more recently, moved to premises in the grounds of Studley Castle in Warwickshire.

As an Examiner and Adjudicator she has travelled to many parts of the World including Australia, Cyprus, Holland and Norway and, in the summer of 1998, she was asked to adjudicate the very first Dance Festival in Sri Lanka. This proved to be most successful and she was asked back again in 1999.

Sue is also on the panel of adjudicators for All England Dance and has obtained her Post Graduate Certificate in Adjudication.


 

Miss Millie Coles

Associate IDTA

Millie has been dancing since the age of three and has appeared in many professional productions her highlight appearing alongside Cliff Richard in Heathcliff. She was a Junior Associate with The Royal Ballet and danced with The English and National Ballet.

After studying Musical Theatre at Stratford College, Millie gained a place at the prestigious Laine Theatre Arts in Epsom, and graduated in July 2012. She is currently touring and performing on the West End with “Dora the Explorer”. In her time off Millie enjoys teaching young talented pupils.

 


 

Mrs. Bev Laurie

Associate of The Internatiomal Dance Teachers Association.


After successfully running her own Dance School in Solihull for many years, Bev decided to give up working full time in order to bring up her family, however she is always on hand to teach and is enjoying being involved again.



Miss Natalie Leddy

BTech National Diploma.


Natalie has been dancing with Sue from her early childhood. Every exam, right up to Advanced Level in Ballet, Tap, Modern and Theatre Craft were passed with Honours and Natalie has numorous accolades also achieved in Competitions.


The highlights for Natalie were in 1999 when she was recommended for the prestigious I.D.T.A. Scholarship awards in Manchester for Modern Jazz, and also being nominated in 2000 for the Millenium Festival for her Lyrical solo which led to a performance at The Yorkshire Playhouse in Leeds. Whilst there she met Wayne Sleep!


Natalie joined the Police Force in 2006 as a Constable and, in April this year, passed the first part of her Sergeants Exam! She is very pleased to be back dancing and teaching and looks forward to furthering her qualifications with Sue.



Miss Emily Daly

Associate IDTA

 


Mrs Louise Stanley TCRG

Teastas Coimisiun le Rinci Gaelacha (Certificate of the Irish Dancing Commission)

Louise began Irish dancing at the age of 12 under the instruction of 1998 World Champion Paula McManus. Her competitive career culminated in qualifying for the 2006 World Championships and, after dancing non-competitively for several years, decided to pursue her teaching qualification. After sitting her exams in December 2013 Louise was successful in becoming a TCRG and is registered with the largest and longest-established Irish Dance governing body. She runs the Gra na Rince School of Irish Dancing based in Redditch and Birmingham, including a weekly class at the Latham School of Dance.



Senior Pupils also help with the younger members of the school and all have completed their Grades in Ballet Tap Modern and Theatre Craft with Honours and are now working towards Advanced Ballet and Tap and Pre Associate Teachers Exams.