Teachers

At the heart of our mission for each Pupil is enjoyment, excellent technique and self-discipline.

 

Our highly-trained and experienced teachers provide fun and quality classes in Ballet, Modern, Tap and Performing Arts for all levels, age
3 to adult. Formed in 1981 and members of the British Ballet Organization, our School’s philosophy is to provide all dance disciplines for all ages and abilities.

All of our teachers are qualified professionals, Bingham School of Dance values education and through our training and continuous professional development alongside our dance qualifications; can deliver a breadth of knowledge, skills and experience to help your child to develop and succeed.

Meet the Team

M.AEd PGCE QTS MBBO BAHons

Megan Nicholson

Megan became the Principal dance teacher in 2021. Megan has a passion for teaching, enabling each individual pupil to strive to achieve their absolute best and to take pride in their achievements. Her previous teaching roles and education: Assistant Head (Teaching and Learning), Head of Performing Arts (Dance, Drama and Music),Visiting Dance and PE Lecturer, Masters in Education, Post Graduate Certificate of Education with Qualified Teacher Status, Dance degree and British Ballet Teaching Qualification, have allowed her to have a vast breadth of knowledge and this experience has motivated her to encourage and inspire passion in her pupils.

MBBO BA Hons

Lisa Murray

Lisa comes from the Bottesford area and is married to Iain and has a son, Samuel and a daughter, Ava. A former Pupil of Bingham School of Dance, Lisa is a fully qualified teacher holding a Diploma in Dance Teaching. Although Lisa teaches all disciplines of dance, she predominantly teaches Tap and also runs the Orston School of Dance. Lisa is also Secretary of Bingham School of Dance and can be contacted on any administrative matters.

MBBO, PGCE, QTS

Bethan Hall

Bethan is a qualified teacher, with a vast amount of teaching experience in both primary and secondary Physical Education. She holds a BSc (Hons) in Physical Education (specialising in Dance) from Cardiff Metropolitan University and a PGCE in Sport and Physical Education from the University of Bath. Bethan currently teaches Nursery, Pre-Primary and Primary Ballet at Bingham School of Dance where she encourages Pupils to develop their imagination and creativity. Bethan lives in Bassingham with her husband Jonny.

MBBO, QTS

Fran Knight

Fran is a qualified Primary School Teacher and has a Theatre-dance teaching Diploma with the BBO. She has attended Bingham School of Dance since the age of 4 and now teaches at the school, specialising in Tap. As a teenager, Fran was an associate at the Urdang Academy, London and whilst studying for her degree, completed the BBO's Advanced 1 and 2 Tap exams.

PGCE QTS BAHons

Emma Farrell

Emma is a former pupil of Bingham School of Dance and teaches Modern on a Tuesday evening. Emma is a trained Performing Arts and Dance teacher receiving her BA Hons and then continuing to accomplish her Dance PGCE in 2019. Emma wants to pass on the passion that was instilled in her as a student for her love of dance.

BA (Hons), PGCE, QTS, MLDP

Emma Parker

Emma began dancing at Bingham School of Dance at age 3 and has reached Advanced 1 Level Ballet (BBO), Advanced 1 Tap (BBO) and Grade 8 Modern Theatre (ISTD). She gained a BA (Hons) in Dance Choreography from the University of Northumbria and a PGCE in Dance Education (RAD). Emma currently works in a Leicestershire Upper School, teaching Dance, Media and Business Studies. At Bingham, she teaches Junior and Intermediate Modern and Intermediate Tap. Emma continues to gain successes with her students and hopes to inspire more children to love dance.

BSc (Hons) Currently Studying Level 4 Dance Teachers

Victoria Baggaley

Miss Victoria continues to dance at Bingham School of Dance at Advanced Ballet and Advanced Tap level. Victoria is fantastic with the students and her knowledge of the British Ballet Organisation Syllabus is fantastic. Victoria has a calm effect on pupils and pupils are at ease with her and listen to her for guidance

Level 4 Dance Teacher MBBO

Eloise Warriner

Miss Eloise continues to dance with Bingham School of Dance at Advance Ballet and Tap level. Eloise has always had a passion for dance and wishes to pass this love of dance to the pupils. Eloise continues to challenge those she teaches to develop their dance skills.

MBBO ODTS

Shan Jones

Shan is the former Principal and founder of the School and lives with her husband Chris in Bassingham. She has two grownup daughters, Bethan and Megan, Megan has now taken the role of Principal since Shan retired and Bethan teaches the junior ballet classes, keeping the business in the family. Shan’s love for dancing started at an early age and never waned through her progression and training in Ballet, Modern and Tap with the British Ballet Organization. Bingham School of Dance was formed by Shan in 1981, with a small class of beginners.

Adult Teacher

Victoria Phillipson

A former pupil of Bingham School of Dance, Victoria reached Advanced 1 Level 1 Ballet, Advanced 1 Level 1 Tap and Intermediate Modern. Victoria runs the Adult Modern classes and aims to make the sessions exciting and fun with lots of laughter to be heard from outside.

QTS, MBBO

Claire Hopkins

Claire was a former pupil of Bingham School of Dance and had a clear strength in Tap and Modern, her passion for dance shines through when teaching and is a fun bubbly teacher full of life.

MBBO BAHons

Tuesday Tennant

Tuesday has a degree in Primary Education and holds Early Years Teacher Status. Tuesday leads SENCO coordination at a nursery and so the schools' inclusive aim to encourage ' Dance for All' is important to her. Tuesdays mum, Alison Wallace, was the former Principal at Hykeham School of Dance until her recent retirement in 2023. Tuesday danced at both Bingham and Hykeham School of Dance from an early age. Tuesday is a registered teacher with the BBO. Tuesday lives with her husband Graeme, son Oliver and dog Chester

Teaching Assistant Level 4 Dance Teacher Training (currently)

Annabelle Gill

Annabelle helps with our Saturday classes and you will often see her teaching mini, junior and intermediate modern as part of her training. Annabelle is fantastic with the children and is patient and kind, Annabelle loves teaching the younger students.

MBBO ODTS

Alison Wallace

Alison lives in Harmston just outside of Lincoln with her husband Paul and son John. A qualified teacher with the British Ballet Organization, Alison moved to Lincoln after training in the Midlands. Alison runs Hykeham School of Dance and thoroughly enjoys guest teaching at Bingham School of Dance.

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