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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 has performed locally with various musical and drama societies, 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.

Selina Johnson

Ballet and LAMDA teacher

Selina trained at the Bristol School of Dancing and Judith Hockaday School of Dance, after fully qualifying as a Dance and Drama teacher she went on to perform professionally around the world. Contracts to include: cruise ships, lead in musicals The Boyfriend and Cabaret, Lead principal with English National Ballet, Film credits: Remains of The Day and many more.

 

She then went into teaching where she is passionate to share the joy of dance with others, teaching at many schools both theatre and academic.

 

In addition she specializes in teaching Dance to children and adults with varying disabilities/SEN as her true belief is everyone should have the opportunity to dance.

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:

SPRING TERM (11 Weeks)

Start date:  Saturday 6th January.

No classes on Saturday 17th February for half term.

Last class of term: Saturday 23rd March

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