top of page

Meet the teachers


Lisa Cohen

Principle of DTAA


Lisa started dancing at the age of 6 at Alexander Academy of Dance and Drama. She continued her training at London College of Dance, where she spent 3 years, graduating with BA(Hons) Dance and ISTD teaching qualifications. Lisa spent several years as a freelance dance teacher and choreographer, and in 2001 opened Dynamic Theatre Arts Academy.  She endeavors to offer a school that offers a high standard of training both for students who attend purely for pleasure and also those who may wish to pursue a career in performing arts. In 2017 Lisa became an Acrobatic Arts certified teacher, and introduced the acro programme at DTAA.  At Dynamic Theatre Arts Academy the aim is to offer an environment where students can grow in confidence, and develop as performers.

Jessica Haenow
Dance and Musical Theatre Teacher


Jess started dancing at a young age, and became a student at Dynamic Theatre Arts Academy when the school opened in 2001. At the age of 16 she left to continue her training at The Centre Performing Arts College, where she trained for 3 years gaining her ISTD teaching qualifications and Diploma in Professional Dance. She returned to Dynamic Theatre Arts Academy in 2006 as a teacher. As well as teaching dance, Jess is also a teaching assistant at a primary school working with children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities - including teaching dance to all the ages and abilities of the children within the setting.

" My daughter loves coming to class and can’t wait for each lesson, Lisa and Jess are amazing dance teachers really supportive and friendly." - DTAA Parent

bottom of page