TEACHERS

We at Delta are a team of professionals in the Arts dedicated to giving children the chance to experience the joys of Performing Arts in all its guises.

 

Dianne Hughes AISTD, MADA, HonANCM

 

Denise Smith A.ADA, HonANCM

Denise was a very shy child and her mother thought dance classes might help so at the age of 4 she began learning and has never stopped.  Denise has danced in and choreographed numerous shows and pantomines and only decided to teach after starting her own family.  Since qualifying as a teacher in ballet and tap Denise has successfully coached and coaxed hundreds of pupils through their exams and takes great pride in building the confidence of her pupils.

 

Gemma McHale BA (HONS) Music PGCE

 

Martine Jones MA, AADA, HonANCM, BA(HONS)

Martine has been a teacher of Drama and Speech for 15 years, after completing her training and qualifications in Acting, Dance and Singing which enables her to produce polished, well-rounded performers. Her passion is for Drama and she was delighted to accept the post at Delta after completing her Masters Degree in Drama and Literature. As well as Director of Drama for Delta, Martine teaches Spoken English, LAMDA and Drama in private schools throughout Shropshire, Chester and North Wales. These include the Hammond School in Chester, Packwood Haugh in Shrewsbury and Howells School in Denbigh.  Pupils compete in festivals in all these areas with great success. She is a creative and successful Director of adults and children; productions include, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Teechers, Shakers, Private Peaceful, Bugsy Malone, Oliver, Sweet Charity, The Wizard of Oz, The King & I, Our Day Out, and many more, all of which have been hugely successful. Martine trains regularly with LAMDA, and enters students in that syllabus in either Speaking of Verse and Prose or Acting, and pupils attain outstanding results year upon year. She believes every pupil is an individual with very special qualities, and drama and performance can unlock these qualities. 

 

Jennie Palmer A. ADA, B'ED

Jennie has danced since the age of 4 and has worked within many dance companies, performing and competing at a national level for many years. She has worked professionally, but has now focused her attention on being the principal of her own dance schools based in the North West, training pupils for productions, shows and competitions. She choreographs for a variety of shows for different companies including pantomimes, charity variety shows and seasonal shows in Blackpool, Manchester and Wrexham. She also works in a range of primary schools focusing on developing the dance curriculum through teacher training and leading workshops and courses. She enjoys watching the children as they develop in ability and confidence through her classes.

 

Naomi Jones A. ADA, BA(HONS)

Naomi has danced since the age of 3 at The Delta Academy of Dance and Performing Arts during which time she has been lucky enough to have been taught by professional dance teachers who have performed in many West End Shows and Musicals. She has also performed at the Manchester Palace and Sadler’s Wells along side Cheryl Baker and Michael Starke, as well as also taking part in breaking a world record alongside Wayne Sleep. After becoming a qualified dance teacher through the Allied Dancing Association (ADA) at the age of 18, Naomi then went on to study dance at University in Liverpool again being taught by professional dance choreographers, who helped to create dance routines for leading artists such as Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake. It was through their mentoring, that she realised that teaching dance was the way forward. She loves encouraging children and watching as their dance skills,confidence as well as their self belief develop.

 

Rebecca Barrow A. ADA

 

 

Julie Guile 

Julie has a wealth of experience performing on both stage and screen and has recently returned from living and working in Central London. She completed her dance training in Chester at The Hammond School and from there she propelled herself into the performing arts industry, starring in various adverts on the small screen, and music videos for artists such as N-Dubz. During her time in London Julie was part of a four piece girl band called ‘Redd’. The band was signed to a prestigious record label and performed their debut single on Top of the Pops. During her time in the band they supported artists such as; Girls Aloud, Lemar and Bryan Adams. Supporting her impressive pop career, Julie has also performed in a number of shows on London’s West End including Dirty Dancing and Saturday Night Fever. Once back home, Julie decided her heart lay in teaching and is passionate about the positive impact music and dance has on the younger generation.

 

Laura Camps

I began my experience of The Delta Academy of Performing Arts at the age of 6. As quite a shy child, I remember feeling quite apprehensive about attending my first dance class, even with the support of my best friend. However, from that day to this, I have never looked back at my time at Delta with anything but joy and pride. The confidence alone that this company has given me more than makes up for the time and effort I have given in return. Having studied at The University of Wales Bangor I am able to continue my journey of dance by sharing my experiences with the younger generations. I have just taken my Associates' Ballet exam in the summer and continuing to increase my abilities in dance so that I have even more to offer the classes at Delta.