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Dance Theatre Arts Group
Dance to express, not to impress

About Us

Dance Theatre Arts Group was founded by Charlotte Higgs AISTD, DDI in September 2009.  Initially two Melody Movement Early Learning dance and movement classes for the under 5's were introduced at Kidspace in Romford, Essex. 

In September 2010, with the popularity of the Melody Bear classes continuing to grow, Charlotte was able to expand the school to include older children and thus Dance Theatre Arts Group was born.  Today DTAG offer a range of classes which help students develop key skills including technique, coordination, flexibility and rhythm as well as building their confidence and self-esteem whilst having fun and making new friends.    ​ All students have the opportunity to take the ISTD exams as well as taking part in workshops with guest teachers, local events, end of term presentations and the school's annual shows at a local theatre.   

Our Team

Charlotte Higgs AISTD, DDI
Principal
Charlotte trained at the Laura Faulkner School of Dance in Romford, Essex.  She continued her training at the Urdang Academy, one of the top vocational colleges in London graduating with a Diploma in Professional Dance & Musical Theatre and the ISTD Modern Theatre Teaching qualification.  She was also the overall winner in the college's annual choreographic competition.  After leaving college Charlotte worked as a dancer, singer, choreographer, entertainer and dance teacher in hotels abroad and on board Princess Cruise ships performing to audiences of all ages.  On her return to the UK she worked in dance schools in the Romford and complete the ISTD Ballet Teaching qualification.  Her techniques include Ballet, Modern, Tap, Jazz, Lyrical, Drama, Singing, Musical Theatre and Line Dancing.   Charlotte is a fully qualified member of the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance (ISTD) the globally recognised examination board.   

In September 2010 she opened Dance Theatre Arts Group which now offers a wide range of classes to children of all ages.  

  
Chloe Drew DDI
Dance Teacher 
Chloe Drew started dancing at the age of 3yrs at the Laura Faulkner School of Dance in Romford, Essex.  She performed to audiences from an early age in the regular school shows.  During this time she also took additional singing and acting lessons at Colins Performing Arts Group, Romford, Essex.  After leaving school she continued her training at the Italia Conti School of Performing Arts in London gaining a Diploma in Professional Dance and Musical Theatre.  Her techniques include ballet, jazz, tap, modern, theatre dance, lyrical, contemporary, musical theatre, singing and drama. 

Whilst attending Colins Chloe auditioned for the West End production of Les Miserables and subsequently landed the part of Cosette performing to audiences at the Palace Theatre for more than two years.  Chloe joined Dance Theatre Arts Group when it opened in September 2010 teaching students across the age groups.
Jessica Herbert DDI
Dance, Drama & Acro Teacher 
Jessica started dancing at the age of 3. She attended Nicola’s School of Dance in Woodford Green, London. Later on she also attended Stagecoach, Chigwell. Her genres are ballet, tap, modern and musical theatre. She has completed all of the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance Modern and Tap examinations as well as her Grade 8 examination in Musical Theatre. The pure enjoyment she has for dance has given her opportunities to perform in numerous shows at Her Majesty's Theatre, London and at Sadlers Wells in Mardi Gras. She has also performed at Disneyland Paris twice, where the whole of Stagecoach Chigwell were able to lead the pre-parade through the park. 

Jessica started her teaching career as a teaching assistant but has now progressed to full teacher status teaching at Nicola's School of Dance. She joined the Dance Theatre Arts Group family in September 2015 as one of our Tap, Modern and Musical Theatre teachers. 
Morwenna Sturley DDI
Dance & Drama Teacher
 Morwenna started dancing at the age of 3 at the Deborah Bond Dance Academy, and Ballare School of Performing Arts, in Devon and Cornwall, where she grew up. She furthered her dance training at Bird College and Masters Performing Arts College, graduating with a Diploma in Musical Theatre and the ISTD Imperial Classical Ballet teaching qualification.

Morwenna recently graduated from college and has focused her attention on her passion for teaching, and is delighted to be teaching at Dance Theatre Arts Group.  
  
All teachers are fully qualified in their chosen genre and are dedicated to providing first class dance, drama and singing training to all students  whether they wish to dance for fun or are looking to make a career in the performing arts.  All staff are DBS checked and their are qualified First Aiders onsite.​​