Soeli started dancing at the age of 3 at a local dance school in North Wales, doing various competitions, She was an associate at the Hammond Ballet School, Chester. At the age of 16 she moved to London to attend Arts Educational Chiswick. Previous to graduating, Soeli started rehearsing and toured in Fosse, where Ann Reinking taught the show. Soeli has performed in various shows over the past 12 years and taught workshops for many productions. Soeli recently retired from performing due to having a son, who made his stage debut in singing in the rain whilst pregnant on tour! Since finishing maternity, Soeli have been teaching at various schools around the area and have been enjoying meeting and tutoring the stars of the future! Soeli has taught workshops for the RAD, Stella Mann, LSMT London, and MTA. All various grades and and ages, Drama, Ballet, Tap, Musical Theatre and Jazz/Modern.
West End and touring theatre credits include Singing in the Rain, Robinson Crusoe, Wicked (West End), High School musical 1&2, Footloose, Grease, Mamma Mia, Cinderella, Evita, Barnum and Fosse.
The Dance Academy has been open for 9 years and has built from 3 hours a week to 6 days a week over different venues in and around Buckingham.
The Dance Academy encourages the children to be the best they can be working together, on their own, expressing themselves through dance. Through the classes the children gain coordination, strength, flexibility, social skills and confidence.
Shows are put on every 18 months to 2 years to show off their achievements and to give them the oppurtunity to go on stage and experience performing.
Exams are offered to students from the age of 6. They are a great sense of achievement for the children given them something to work towards and can be seen as a benchmark of their ability.
Some students may also be given the oppurtunity to take part in Festivals across the country.
Dance classes are avaialble from 3 years upwards and separate adult classes are also available.
THE DANCE ACADEMY
Rebecca Easter CDE DDE DDI ISTD
Principal of the Dance Academy Rebecca has trained and performed throughout her life in all dance genres, singing and acting.
Rebecca trained at the prestigeous Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts in London on the 3 year Performing Arts Course.
Rebecca has been lucky enough to travel on tour as a dancer and singer, been a singer around the country, performerd at Drury Lane and Wimbledon Theatre.
Rebecca travelled to Brazil to put on a show with the Favella children of the slums in Rio. This was the most incredible experience and is very proud of the work of the under privelidged children and the show that came out of her time there.
Before opening The Dance Academy Rebecca worked in a dance school for 7 years, also running the school covering maternaity leave and helping build the school up to over 400 students.
Rebecca has gained her teaching qualfications through the ISTD and is CRB checked.
Dave studied Singing and Musical Theatre at Italia Conti Academy Of Theatre Arts. He is a keen performer who plays multiple instruments including Piano, Guitar, Bass & Drums. Dave’s professional credits include; Harry Potter & The Philosophers Stone – Warner Brothers; Grange Hill – BBC TV; Singer/Dancer – P&O Cruises; Curly – Oklahoma; Scholmo – Fame the Musical; Presenter – Vibe FM.He has been teaching professionally for the last 12 years both privately and in educational establishments. Most recently being Milton Keynes College, Northampton University, Stagecoach Milton Keynes and The Dance Academy Bucks. Dave is a Rock Choir leader. He teaches Singing, Drama, and Musical Theatre using the Rock School Exam board.
Anna began her professional training at Trinity Laban where she studied contemporary dance and ballet receiving a Diploma in Higher Education. Anna then continued her training at Bird College where she completed her degree in Dance and Theatre Performance. Since graduating she has danced in music videos for Kate Nash and Madeon as well as appearing in adverts for companies such as Burberry and The Body Shop. Most recently Anna has danced in the Hamburg Christmas Spectacular and spent three months in dancing in New York. While in America Anna worked with many well known choreographers and completed the ISVP course at the Broadway Dance Center being awarded a certificate of excellence. Anna has been teaching since she returned to the UK earlier this year, specializing in contemporary and commercial jazz. She is very excited to start teaching at The Dance Academy and can't wait to meet you all! Miss Anna is ISTD trained as well as First Aid, Safe Guarding trained and DBS checked.
Samantha trained at the prestigious Bird College on the Ba honours course and graduated from Birds in 2009. Since graduating she has performed in music videos, pantomimes and then worked for four years onboard cruise ship contracts as a dancer and performer. Samantha now teaches in Milton Keynes and surrounding areas and currently performs in a touring show at the weekends. Samantha has teacher qualifications with the ISTD. She is DBS checked.