Laura Bruce Dance Academy

Laura Bruce Dance Academy

The Staff


The Principal:
Miss Laura Bruce

Laura trained as a professional dancer at the London Studio Centre where she completed her Ba(hons) in Theatre Dance as well as gaining her ISTD teaching qualifications. Since graduating from college Laura has worked worldwide as a professional dancer, teacher and choreographer. She has taught at many local dance schools as well as professional establishments such as the Pineapple Dance Studios and the London Studio Centre. She is also a fully qualified aerobics instructor. 

Laura was part of a jazz company and performed in many professional shows, pantomimes and trade shows before spending 8 months touring the Carribean as a cruise ship dancer.  Laura came home and started teaching a couple of classes at St Peter's Hall, Malmains Way.  Originally there were only 3 pupils, now there are over 300!

Laura is an enthusiastic teacher and it is always her aim to inspire pupils with her love of dance and to encourage pupil's creativity and imagination and above all for her pupils to gain confidence and have fun. 

Miss Laura is constantly on courses to keep up to date with all the new grades and styles.  Miss Laura teaches technical jazz, junior Musical Production and ISTD modern and tap classes within the school and loves every minute of it!

Junior Jazz & ISTD Modern/Tap and Junior Musical Theatre:
Miss Kate Wookey

Miss Katie has been dancing since the tender age of 2 and has studied many disciplines of dance including Modern, Tap, Ballet, Latin American, Ballroom and Disco Formation.  She was formerly a pupil at LBDA and is now a qualified aerobic's instructor and dance teacher and takes many of the junior street jazz classes and ISTD modern classes.  She also assists Miss Laura in many of her classes.
Miss Katie has an enthusiam and love of dance and has a great rapport with the pupils.  She has appeared in many amateur productions including 'Oliver', 'Guys and Dolls' and ' The Wizard of Oz'. Miss Katie was the choreographer and head dancer at the Hemsby Beach Holiday  Village in Great Yarmouth.
Miss Katie trained at the Liz Burville Performing Arts Centre School and she holds her ISTD teacher's qualification's in Modern Dance.

Senior Street Jazz:
Miss Charlie Bruce

LAMDA Drama:
Miss Charley Desborough

Charley started performing preofessionally when she was just 5 years old and hasn't stoppped since! As a child she trained at the Patricia Hammond School of  Dramatic Art with Miss Laura taking classes in acting, tap, ballet, modern and jazz until she was 18.  She took all her LAMDA and ISTD exams here and made appearances on stage and TV.  She appeared in professional pantomimes, TV presenting for QVC and had a long run in the West End with 'The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie'.

Charley continued her training at LIPA (the Liverpool Institue of Performing Arts) for 3 years studying Acting.  She then continued her training in America as she was accepted on the professional actor's course at TVi Studios in LA.

Charley has appeared in numerous plays and productions including 'Macbeth', '6 Women with brain death' and 'Sister Josephine kicks the habit', to name but a few.

Charley finds teaching extremely rewarding and loves her classes at LBDA.  She is also embarking on an exciting career in the music industry with her band, 'Fate Sister' of which she is the lead singer and songwriter.  They have been nominated for a newcomers award and have supported Chakka Khan and Amy Winehouse.

Singing and Musical Theatre:

Miss Kim Thursfield

If you are interested in joining the Laura Bruce Dance Academy
Please contact
Miss Laura for more information.
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