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About us

Harrow Theatre Dance teachers

Emma Bowles 

Principal

Tap and Modern Teacher

Emma began her dance training at the age of 6 at Pinner Theatre Dance.

 

She qualified as a dance teacher at the Margaret Howard Theatre School and is also a Primary school teacher.

 

She performs twice a year with Harrow Light Opera Company in various musicals, and has played roles such as Eliza Doolittle (My Fair Lady) and Peggy Sawyer (42nd Street).

 

She taught for Harrow Theatre Dance (previously named Harrow Ballet School) for 10 years before taking over as Principal. 

Fiona Tolland

Ballet and Street dance Teacher

Fiona began her professional dance training at The North London Dance Studio in Winchmore Hill and is a qualified ISTD ballet and tap teacher.
After graduating Fiona worked briefly as a dancer before moving into teaching. She holds a Master of Research in Choreography and is also PBT Certified.

 

She is a mum of two boys and has been teaching for many years at numerous schools across London.


Fiona is experienced in a variety of dance genres and has over 20 years experience teaching in dance and theatre schools.
As well as teaching for Harrow Dance Theatre Fiona is Head of Dance at Forest School in Walthamstow.

 

Marta Micallef

Ballet Teacher

Marta began her training at Pinner Theatre Dance at the age of 4 in modern and tap; and has also studied ballet and hip hop at other schools in the local area.

 

She trained at the Margaret Howard Theatre Collegeand is qualified in Ballet, Tap and Modern. Marta also holds a BAHons in Theatre Practice from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. This has lead her to work as a scenic artist on productions for West End Theatre’s like the London Coliseum and Noel Coward, as well as on overseas productions for New York and Shanghai.

Sarah-Jane McKenzie

Ballet and Street Dance Teacher

Sarah-Jane began her dance training at Hertsmere Performing Arts Academy, doing Ballet since the age of 5 and Musical Theatre from the age of 8. She continued her passion at West Herts College studying Dance for 2 years and graduated in Musical Theatre and Dance from Margaret Howard Theatre College.


She is currently performing with Urban Interface Dance Company doing many shows and competitions. Sarah-Jane has also been teaching Ballet for all ages and levels since 2016.

History of the School

Wendy Gandolfi took over the ballet classes that were taking place in St George's Church Hall in 1967 and renamed the school 'Harrow Ballet School'.

  She built the school up by offering annual shows at the hall and introducing tap classes. In 2000, her husband Mario got more involved in the school by making the costumes for the shows and was pivotal in making the school thrive.

Wendy handed the school over to Emma in 2017 shortly before she passed away. She leaves behind a legacy of beautiful, confident young ladies with a passion for dance.

Venues:

St George's Church Hall

Pinner View

North Harrow

HA1 4RJ

 

North Harrow Methodist Church Hall

Pinner Road

North Harrow

HA2 6EQ

Term Dates:

AUTUMN TERM (14 Weeks)

Start date:  Saturday 4th September.

No classes on Saturday 30th October for half term.

Last class of term: Saturday 11th December

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