"Inspirational Teachers for Inspirational Dancers!"

Patrizia Reggiani - Ballet, Tap & Modern Teacher   Patrizia Reggiani has affluent background in the dance world that spans 20 years as a professional dancer for stage and television in Italy. Ballerina, Jazz, Contemporary and Modern dancer, highly experienced and qualified teacher, national competition coach, choreographer and stage director; "Passion, Professionalism and Technique, are my strength!"  Patrizia’s original training & teaching diploma is in the Vaganova technique at some of the most prestigious schools in Italy; Accademia di Danza, Vercelli, Accademia di Danza Novara and IALS Dance School, Milan. She went on to teach in the best schools in Rome, Milan, and Vercelli and later chose to broaden her international teaching skills with RAD, ISTD and IDTA affiliation which brought her to London a couple of years ago. She has an in-depth knowledge of the human body and bio-mechanics necessary for superior teaching and an encouraging, enthusiastic nature that students aspire to. Amid her other teaching in and around the city, Patrizia is very excited to be a part of the Inspire Ballet & Dance team and to share all her wonderful knowledge!

Patrizia Reggiani - Ballet, Tap & Modern Teacher

Patrizia Reggiani has affluent background in the dance world that spans 20 years as a professional dancer for stage and television in Italy. Ballerina, Jazz, Contemporary and Modern dancer, highly experienced and qualified teacher, national competition coach, choreographer and stage director; "Passion, Professionalism and Technique, are my strength!"

Patrizia’s original training & teaching diploma is in the Vaganova technique at some of the most prestigious schools in Italy; Accademia di Danza, Vercelli, Accademia di Danza Novara and IALS Dance School, Milan. She went on to teach in the best schools in Rome, Milan, and Vercelli and later chose to broaden her international teaching skills with RAD, ISTD and IDTA affiliation which brought her to London a couple of years ago. She has an in-depth knowledge of the human body and bio-mechanics necessary for superior teaching and an encouraging, enthusiastic nature that students aspire to. Amid her other teaching in and around the city, Patrizia is very excited to be a part of the Inspire Ballet & Dance team and to share all her wonderful knowledge!

Simone Pinchera - Ballet Assistant & Cover Teacher   Simone Pinchera is an Italian dancer from Rome who started dancing age 9 at the Rome Opera House's Dance School. He went on to study at the highly aclaimed National Dance Academy in Rome and in 2015 he graduated with the highest possible achievement in classical ballet dance, with the maximum vote (110 with honour/110).  Simone has performed many ballets including “The Nutcracker”, “The Sleeping Beauty”, “Petruska” amogst others with the Rome Opera House's ballet company. Simone has been passionate about the performing arts since he was a very young child and has delved in to acting and television too.  “The thing I always loved about dance, is that the dancer can tell a story and communicate strong emotions and feelings without speaking, singing or painting; simply by using his own body and gestures!”  Simone has delved in to teaching ballet internationally over the past 2 years. He has a great patience and clamness about him which he combines with his valuable experience as a dancer taught by many of the greats himself, eager to pass on his knowledge and expertise to others.  “In my opinion ballet is a real style of life, it brings so many health benefits to your body and mind; good not only for those people who practice in a professional way, but also for  all  people, regardless of their job or ability. Dance will awaken your mind and relieve stress from your body!”

Simone Pinchera - Ballet Assistant & Cover Teacher

Simone Pinchera is an Italian dancer from Rome who started dancing age 9 at the Rome Opera House's Dance School. He went on to study at the highly aclaimed National Dance Academy in Rome and in 2015 he graduated with the highest possible achievement in classical ballet dance, with the maximum vote (110 with honour/110).

Simone has performed many ballets including “The Nutcracker”, “The Sleeping Beauty”, “Petruska” amogst others with the Rome Opera House's ballet company. Simone has been passionate about the performing arts since he was a very young child and has delved in to acting and television too.

“The thing I always loved about dance, is that the dancer can tell a story and communicate strong emotions and feelings without speaking, singing or painting; simply by using his own body and gestures!”

Simone has delved in to teaching ballet internationally over the past 2 years. He has a great patience and clamness about him which he combines with his valuable experience as a dancer taught by many of the greats himself, eager to pass on his knowledge and expertise to others.

“In my opinion ballet is a real style of life, it brings so many health benefits to your body and mind; good not only for those people who practice in a professional way, but also for all people, regardless of their job or ability. Dance will awaken your mind and relieve stress from your body!”

Zoe Epstein Dip RBS DTTAL ARAD - Ballet Teacher   Zoe has just graduated from The Royal Ballet School's Vocational Teaching Course and Trinity Diploma of Dance Teaching and Learning with Distinction. She previously danced professionally for four years with The Romanian National Ballet under the directorship of Johan Kobborg, performing in ballets such as La Fille mal Gardee by Ashton, Macmillan's Manon and Theme and Variations by Balanchine.  As a student Zoe trained at The Royal Ballet School Associates, The Legat School of Dance and Elmhurst Ballet School where she completed her RAD, ISTD and BBO examinations up to Advanced 2 RAD. Whilst training and performing she gained a wealth of knowledge from many different teachers and coaches which she is now able able to pass onto and inspire her students with.  During the last two years Zoe has had the opportunity to teach at Central School of Ballet and The Royal Ballet School in their lower, upper school and associate departments. Over Christmas she lead rehearsals during The Nutcracker at The Royal Opera House with the White Lodge students. Zoe is currently a cover teacher for The Royal Ballet School Associates and additionally teaches at Central School of Ballet Juniors, Brighton Ballet School, Ballet Boost Associates, The Roshe School of Dance and is delighted to be joining Inspire Ballet & Dance in September.

Zoe Epstein Dip RBS DTTAL ARAD - Ballet Teacher

Zoe has just graduated from The Royal Ballet School's Vocational Teaching Course and Trinity Diploma of Dance Teaching and Learning with Distinction. She previously danced professionally for four years with The Romanian National Ballet under the directorship of Johan Kobborg, performing in ballets such as La Fille mal Gardee by Ashton, Macmillan's Manon and Theme and Variations by Balanchine.

As a student Zoe trained at The Royal Ballet School Associates, The Legat School of Dance and Elmhurst Ballet School where she completed her RAD, ISTD and BBO examinations up to Advanced 2 RAD. Whilst training and performing she gained a wealth of knowledge from many different teachers and coaches which she is now able able to pass onto and inspire her students with.

During the last two years Zoe has had the opportunity to teach at Central School of Ballet and The Royal Ballet School in their lower, upper school and associate departments. Over Christmas she lead rehearsals during The Nutcracker at The Royal Opera House with the White Lodge students. Zoe is currently a cover teacher for The Royal Ballet School Associates and additionally teaches at Central School of Ballet Juniors, Brighton Ballet School, Ballet Boost Associates, The Roshe School of Dance and is delighted to be joining Inspire Ballet & Dance in September.

Emma Quick - ISTD Modern, Tap & Ballet Teacher   Having recently relocated to London, Emma is delighted to join the Inspire teaching team as a friendly, enthusiastic and dedicated teacher. Emma is a multi-talented dancer, choreographer and teacher with a rich background in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Contemporary, Lyrical and Gymnastics. Her experience in RAD, Cechetti and ISTD methods enables her to provide varied & insightful training. Since she began dancing at a local school in Warrington, age 4, Emma’s passion for teaching and choreography has won awards at national competitions and the proud title of ‘President of the Dance Society’ at Sheffield University (2013-16). In addition to her dance career, Emma is a Marketing Executive for Pan Macmillan Children's Books & sometimes helps out in the Inspire School Office too! Emma absolutely adores dancing, is an excellent teacher and is highly personable making her an ideal member of the Inspire Ballet & Dance Faculty.

Emma Quick - ISTD Modern, Tap & Ballet Teacher

Having recently relocated to London, Emma is delighted to join the Inspire teaching team as a friendly, enthusiastic and dedicated teacher. Emma is a multi-talented dancer, choreographer and teacher with a rich background in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Contemporary, Lyrical and Gymnastics. Her experience in RAD, Cechetti and ISTD methods enables her to provide varied & insightful training. Since she began dancing at a local school in Warrington, age 4, Emma’s passion for teaching and choreography has won awards at national competitions and the proud title of ‘President of the Dance Society’ at Sheffield University (2013-16). In addition to her dance career, Emma is a Marketing Executive for Pan Macmillan Children's Books & sometimes helps out in the Inspire School Office too! Emma absolutely adores dancing, is an excellent teacher and is highly personable making her an ideal member of the Inspire Ballet & Dance Faculty.

Jade Groves -RAD RTS - Ballet Teacher   Jade has filled her life with dance since the age of three and as a result exudes an infectious passion for teaching and everything dance related. Born in beautiful Suffolk she trained in classical ballet (ISTD and RAD), tap, jazz, disco, freestyle, modern, street and contemporary. As soon as she hit fourteen Jade started volunteering for her local dance school and immediately confirmed her career wishes to work in this field. Already winning an award for her teaching by the age of eighteen, she set off for the Royal Academy of Dance in London where she completed her BA (Hons) Ballet Education gaining Registered Teacher Status and where she also performed in works including Giselle, Agon, Cinderella and Ruby Tuesday. Working in both the private and community dance sectors offering a diverse range of non syllabus classes to all ages as well as RAD classes, has enhanced Jade’s wealth of experience, professionalism and hunger to motivate students in every way she can – a trait highly valued by Mrs Samantha at Inspire Ballet & Dance! Jade developed an interest in dance anatomy and sport psychology which she brings to the classroom when educating students and takes pride in ensuring every child is supported in their own individual way. Qualified and experienced at entering students for exams, organising showcases, holiday schemes and choreographing for performances and events such as London Youth Games. Jade’s recent claim to fame included composing a class for Prince Harry to watch, for which he ended up taking part in with the children! Beyond the classroom Jade also has an administrative, marketing and managerial background that will filter through in to the Inspire office shortly too. Jade is leaving three jobs in order to join our team at Inspire Ballet & Dance and we are delighted to welcome her on board September 2019!

Jade Groves -RAD RTS - Ballet Teacher

Jade has filled her life with dance since the age of three and as a result exudes an infectious passion for teaching and everything dance related. Born in beautiful Suffolk she trained in classical ballet (ISTD and RAD), tap, jazz, disco, freestyle, modern, street and contemporary. As soon as she hit fourteen Jade started volunteering for her local dance school and immediately confirmed her career wishes to work in this field. Already winning an award for her teaching by the age of eighteen, she set off for the Royal Academy of Dance in London where she completed her BA (Hons) Ballet Education gaining Registered Teacher Status and where she also performed in works including Giselle, Agon, Cinderella and Ruby Tuesday. Working in both the private and community dance sectors offering a diverse range of non syllabus classes to all ages as well as RAD classes, has enhanced Jade’s wealth of experience, professionalism and hunger to motivate students in every way she can – a trait highly valued by Mrs Samantha at Inspire Ballet & Dance! Jade developed an interest in dance anatomy and sport psychology which she brings to the classroom when educating students and takes pride in ensuring every child is supported in their own individual way. Qualified and experienced at entering students for exams, organising showcases, holiday schemes and choreographing for performances and events such as London Youth Games. Jade’s recent claim to fame included composing a class for Prince Harry to watch, for which he ended up taking part in with the children! Beyond the classroom Jade also has an administrative, marketing and managerial background that will filter through in to the Inspire office shortly too. Jade is leaving three jobs in order to join our team at Inspire Ballet & Dance and we are delighted to welcome her on board September 2019!

Laura Luo Lin Tham RAD RTS - Ballet Teacher   Laura Luo Lin Tham was first called to the allure of the stage at the age of five. More than just the appeal of pink slippers and tutus, it was the joy of free movement that guided her in the direction of dancing at the Sylvia McCully School of Dancing (Singapore) where she continued her classical ballet training and has since been teaching the RAD syllabus in the school for 10 years. Laura has obtained high distinctions for all her Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) Higher Grades to Advanced level examinations. Laura also graduated with a Diploma in Dance from Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in May 2009 and had taught classical ballet, contemporary dance, lyrical jazz, baby gymnastics and acrobatics at various other schools such as L'Académie de Danse (Singapore's only French, international ballet school under the direction of Ballet Master Jonathan Guillarme), montessori schools and primary schools.  Besides teaching, Laura has a strong belief in enriching her experience as a teacher by undertaking projects as an SAF Music and Drama company Part-Time Dancer. She has represented Singapore as a Dancer in an ASEAN Youth Summit as well as being involved with the Esplanade da:ns Festival, Third Space series as both dancer and choreographer and NAFA’s dance diploma showcase, “Crossings 2007-2009”.  Laura is currently a final year student at the Royal Academy of Dance, doing her BA (Hons) in Ballet Education and Licentiate of Royal Academy of Dance. She most recently received the Winifred Cullis Memorial award by the Royal Academy of Dance, Faculty of Education, for exemplary achievement and positive support towards peers. Laura believes in caring for each and every one of her students by giving them personal feedback, encouraging her students to express themselves and achieve better self-esteem through dance.  “ Miss Samantha celebrates every success, and appreciates every little effort of her students and staff; working for Inspire has been an invaluable experience and I look forward to teaching in this beautiful environment every week."

Laura Luo Lin Tham RAD RTS - Ballet Teacher

Laura Luo Lin Tham was first called to the allure of the stage at the age of five. More than just the appeal of pink slippers and tutus, it was the joy of free movement that guided her in the direction of dancing at the Sylvia McCully School of Dancing (Singapore) where she continued her classical ballet training and has since been teaching the RAD syllabus in the school for 10 years. Laura has obtained high distinctions for all her Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) Higher Grades to Advanced level examinations. Laura also graduated with a Diploma in Dance from Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in May 2009 and had taught classical ballet, contemporary dance, lyrical jazz, baby gymnastics and acrobatics at various other schools such as L'Académie de Danse (Singapore's only French, international ballet school under the direction of Ballet Master Jonathan Guillarme), montessori schools and primary schools.

Besides teaching, Laura has a strong belief in enriching her experience as a teacher by undertaking projects as an SAF Music and Drama company Part-Time Dancer. She has represented Singapore as a Dancer in an ASEAN Youth Summit as well as being involved with the Esplanade da:ns Festival, Third Space series as both dancer and choreographer and NAFA’s dance diploma showcase, “Crossings 2007-2009”.

Laura is currently a final year student at the Royal Academy of Dance, doing her BA (Hons) in Ballet Education and Licentiate of Royal Academy of Dance. She most recently received the Winifred Cullis Memorial award by the Royal Academy of Dance, Faculty of Education, for exemplary achievement and positive support towards peers. Laura believes in caring for each and every one of her students by giving them personal feedback, encouraging her students to express themselves and achieve better self-esteem through dance.

“ Miss Samantha celebrates every success, and appreciates every little effort of her students and staff; working for Inspire has been an invaluable experience and I look forward to teaching in this beautiful environment every week."

Francesca di Bella - Stretch Teacher & School Assistant   Francesca is an Italian Ballerina who’s passion for dance began at the age of 6! Before long she was accepted in to the Russian Ballet Academy in Genoa where teachers from the Bolshoi Ballet Academy helped her to refine her ballet, Jazz, gymnastic & character skills to a professional level. Competing internationally and enriching her talent with world renowned workshops, Francesca knew her career had to be in dance. Several years ago she moved to London to follow her dream of teaching in England and further developing her skills with the Royal Academy of Dance and the Imperial Society of Dancing. Alongside her teaching and studying, Francesca specialises in teaching gymnastics. Her rounded experiences and knowledge of different methods, together with her deep love for the art and warm Italian nature makes Francesca a wonderful role model & an ideal part of an Inspirational Teaching team.

Francesca di Bella - Stretch Teacher & School Assistant

Francesca is an Italian Ballerina who’s passion for dance began at the age of 6! Before long she was accepted in to the Russian Ballet Academy in Genoa where teachers from the Bolshoi Ballet Academy helped her to refine her ballet, Jazz, gymnastic & character skills to a professional level. Competing internationally and enriching her talent with world renowned workshops, Francesca knew her career had to be in dance. Several years ago she moved to London to follow her dream of teaching in England and further developing her skills with the Royal Academy of Dance and the Imperial Society of Dancing. Alongside her teaching and studying, Francesca specialises in teaching gymnastics. Her rounded experiences and knowledge of different methods, together with her deep love for the art and warm Italian nature makes Francesca a wonderful role model & an ideal part of an Inspirational Teaching team.

Anaïs Huning - School Assistant & Cover Teacher   Anaïs is a highly talented dancer, musician and trainee teacher, currently performing with the Semaphore Ballet Company and undergoing her degree of Ballet Education at the Royal Academy of Dance London. She has won trophies and medals at reputable festivals across the Midlands and has a background in ballet, tap, modern, lyrical, character and gym. Born and raised in Warwickshire, Anaïs started to dance at the age of two and a half at the Grosvenor House School of Dance, under the direction of Sylvia Lorden, keen to follow a career in dance from an early age she furthered enriched her training with the Pattinson Theatre Arts School. A passionate musician as well as dancer, she plays several instruments and her love for these two hobbies has grown and developed together. Since moving to London she has assisted and taught in various dance schools, giving her a wide-ranging insight in to how they run and enriching her experience of working with a variety of students. In the future Anaïs hopes to perform, teach and travel to really broaden her knowledge on a subject she absolutely lives for. She accompanied Mrs Samantha and the students to an Italian Summer School in July 2019 to help broaden international dance connections. “I am incredibly excited to officially be a part of the Inspire team and look forward to what is in store for the future!”

Anaïs Huning - School Assistant & Cover Teacher

Anaïs is a highly talented dancer, musician and trainee teacher, currently performing with the Semaphore Ballet Company and undergoing her degree of Ballet Education at the Royal Academy of Dance London. She has won trophies and medals at reputable festivals across the Midlands and has a background in ballet, tap, modern, lyrical, character and gym. Born and raised in Warwickshire, Anaïs started to dance at the age of two and a half at the Grosvenor House School of Dance, under the direction of Sylvia Lorden, keen to follow a career in dance from an early age she furthered enriched her training with the Pattinson Theatre Arts School. A passionate musician as well as dancer, she plays several instruments and her love for these two hobbies has grown and developed together. Since moving to London she has assisted and taught in various dance schools, giving her a wide-ranging insight in to how they run and enriching her experience of working with a variety of students. In the future Anaïs hopes to perform, teach and travel to really broaden her knowledge on a subject she absolutely lives for. She accompanied Mrs Samantha and the students to an Italian Summer School in July 2019 to help broaden international dance connections. “I am incredibly excited to officially be a part of the Inspire team and look forward to what is in store for the future!”

Norma-Jean Tyrell - Advanced Adult Tap   Norma Jean did her professional training at Performers College on the 3 year Musical Theatre course and received her Trinity National Diploma. She has worked extensively in the arts in various areas, such as Musical Theatre, Studio/Session Singing, TV, Film and was involved with the tour and documentary of former X Factor contestant Rhydian Roberts.  Most notable theatre credits include: *West Side Story *Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Carousel” *The Merry Widow *Les Miserables *ISTD Centenary Gala at Sadlers Wells  In 2014 Norma Jean decided to take a little break from performing and put her focus on teaching and ran her own school in Dublin, Ireland. She discovered a true passion and love for teaching, but missed London and performing so much she has decided to combine the two. Since returning to London, she has been freelance teaching at many schools, most notably the Royal Academy Of Dance Headquarters in Battersea Square. She is delighted and thrilled to be part of the faculty at “Inspire-Ballet and Dance” and is looking forward to getting started and meeting you all.

Norma-Jean Tyrell - Advanced Adult Tap

Norma Jean did her professional training at Performers College on the 3 year Musical Theatre course and received her Trinity National Diploma. She has worked extensively in the arts in various areas, such as Musical Theatre, Studio/Session Singing, TV, Film and was involved with the tour and documentary of former X Factor contestant Rhydian Roberts.
Most notable theatre credits include: *West Side Story *Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Carousel” *The Merry Widow *Les Miserables *ISTD Centenary Gala at Sadlers Wells
In 2014 Norma Jean decided to take a little break from performing and put her focus on teaching and ran her own school in Dublin, Ireland. She discovered a true passion and love for teaching, but missed London and performing so much she has decided to combine the two. Since returning to London, she has been freelance teaching at many schools, most notably the Royal Academy Of Dance Headquarters in Battersea Square. She is delighted and thrilled to be part of the faculty at “Inspire-Ballet and Dance” and is looking forward to getting started and meeting you all.