Our Staff

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CHARLOTTE DE VERE

(A.DIP I.S.T.D (IMPERIAL CLASSICAL BALLET); BED (PRIMARY)

Charlotte de Vere (A.dip I.S.T.D (Imperial Classical Ballet); BEd (Primary)

Charlotte has taken ballet lessons since the age of 3, and has known that she wanted to be a ballet teacher from her teen years. Born with a passion for teaching, she adores children, and thrives on the challenges of each lesson when working with so many personalities and ability levels.

Charlotte has been teaching children for 13 years, and has completed a Bachelor of Education in Primary teaching from the University of Auckland. She has been teaching ballet since 2010, after many years of assistant teaching as a student. Now, as a fully registered teacher of the ISTD Imperial Classical Ballet syllabus Charlotte is able to enter students into formal examinations.

Charlotte’s passion is ballet, and she has a flair for costume making as well, making dVSD her dream job. She is so excited to grow the dVSD family, and continue to turn her dream into a reality.

 

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EMILY DE VERE

(BDANCE)

Emily teaches jazz and lyrical, and has a lifelong passion for the performing arts. Her love of dance first blossomed from ballet classes, but she found her true calling through jazz. Emily's repertoire of syllabus experience includes ballet, jazz and lyrical (RAD, ISTD, AJDA, NZAMD and BTDA); frequently achieving excellent marks in examinations.

Emily holds a Bachelor of Dance from AUT University, and has many years’ experience in studio teaching. She believes versatility is key, and has danced different styles such as Contemporary, Hip Hop, Ballroom, Latin, Musical Theatre, Burlesque and Bollywood to name a few. Miss Emily will be stepping back from teaching in 2019 but will still be a familiar face around dVSD!

 

 

Joanna Cook …coming soon!

 

 
ADELE SHAW

ADELE SHAW

Adele has been dancing since the age of 2; studying  ballet, jazz, tap, lyrical, and contemporary amoungst  others. She regularly performed in festivals and stage  shows and has achieved Advanced 2 qualifications in  RAD ballet, BTDA jazz and BTDA tap. Adele has  performed with the National Youth Ballet (UK) and  various artists such as Wayne Sleep, Blue and Brian  Friedman. Her biggest accomplishment has to be  performing at Sadlers Wells Theatre and the Royal  Albert Hall in London; two iconic theatres in British  dance. 

Adele has been teaching dance in the UK since 2008  and has her BTDA teaching qualifications in ballet, jazz, tap and lyrical. She has had students earn places in  prestigious UK dance programmes such as The Royal  Ballet School Associates, Elmhurst Ballet School,  Rambert and more. For her, dance provides a world of  free expression and limitless possibilities, an ethos in  which she firmly believes both as a dancer and a  teacher.