I began dancing with DTAA when I was five to gain some confidence (as I was painfully shy) and also because after seeing my first show, 'Cats', I decided I had to play the 'white cat' someday.
Quickly my appetite for performing blossomed and I participated in every class they had to offer due to an abundance of encouragement from the extremely attentive teachers.
Since then, I went on to study at The Brit School and then Arts Educational Schools London where I gained the some of the highest standard of training for musical theatre in the country.
Growing up with DTAA training gave me an early foundation and absolute passion to go on to perform professionally. Not only that, but it brought a terribly shy child out of her shell to become very confident and outgoing (maybe a bit too much).
I have now had the pleasure of working professionally since leaving college with credits including 'Carrie' at the Southwark Playhouse, the U.K. Tour of 'Hairspray', 'Jesus Christ Superstar' at Regent's Park, the U.K. Tour of 'Rent' and I am about to make my west end debut as Ali in 'Mamma Mia'. Of course none of this would have been possible without DTAA allowing me to focus and achieve my dreams. I owe them a LOT!
Amy (Bobbie) Little
I began dancing when I was 14 years old after watching the film 'Step Up' and deciding from then on I wanted to be a dancer!
After attending a few different taster classes at dance schools around my area but not finding the right one, I was recommend Dynamic Theatre Arts Academy by a friend!
My first class I attended at DTAA was the street dance class on a Thursday evening and from that moment on was where my love of dance began! The great energy and friendly atmosphere always had me looking forward to going my back next week!
I then went on to start Ballet, Tap and Modern classes where I began to work towards my ISTD exams! The teaching was A* and reflected in all my grades where I passed with distinctions.
Lisa and the team always offered so much help and support and after spending four years with such a great school, and learning the foundations of dance, I was able to further my training at Bird College where I was offered a Scholarship on the Three Year Musical Theatre, Dance and Drama Course.
I have recently finished an 18 month tour with 'Thriller Live' where I have been lucky enough to travel the world! I couldn't thank Dynamic Theatre Arts Academy enough for helping me to achieve my goals and supporting my journey!
Every teacher at DTAA are hard working and professional and always make taking classes so much fun! They have the perfect balance for students that want to do it for fun, exercise or want to do it professionally.
I began dancing at the age of 3 with the Alexander Academy. I was so grateful when Dynamic Theatre Arts Academy took the school over and I was able to continue dancing. Classes were always enjoyable and students were offered a variety of styles. Working towards exams and the show provided many opportunities to improve as a dancer.
Lisa continually showed support and passion when teaching and pushed me to achieve my goals. After successfully auditioning, I went on to study on a three year course at The Urdang Academy and graduated in 2010 with National Diploma in Professional Dance.
I then gained my ISTD teaching qualifications in Ballet, Tap and Modern at Italia Conti Arts Centre, and I recently gained my Licentiate tap. I am now able to pass on my knowledge to others. I currently teach at a variety of dance schools and am lucky enough to keep dancing as a big part of my life. Without the training that I received from Dynamic Theatre Arts Academy, I would not be where I am today. Thank you DTAA!
I began dancing with DTAA when I was 3 years old and ever since then I had a love for dance and knew I wanted to pursue a career in dance. DTAA really helped me to achieve this, encouraging me in my examinations and providing audition opportunities.
I gained experience in professional pantomimes and was also able to join junior squads of some well known dance/performing arts colleges; including Laines and Urdang. When I auditioned for full time training at The Centre, DTAA played a huge part in gaining a place. I needed a choreographed dance, a song and a monologue prepared and they were so helpful and supportive that I couldn't have asked for more. My relationship with DTAA is as strong as ever and they still help me and offer advice.
I am now teaching dance and continuing to further my qualifications. I am also a Crystal Palace cheerleeder which has given me so many opportunities including performing at Wembley Stadium and TV appearances. This would never of been possible without DTAA.
" The students are really nice and friendly and like to help each other out in classes and make lots of friends. " - DTAA Parent