Find out a little bit our wonderful Jazzy J’s teaching staff…
Jess Meredith – Jazzy J’s Dance Principal
Jess Meredith is Jazzy’s J’s dance principal. Jess trained at the London College of Dance gaining a BA (Hons) in Dance alongside her ISTD qualifications and was awarded for her outstanding teaching practice. Jess has worked in schools, colleges and dance academies around Yorkshire for more than a decade and in 2004 she established a flourishing dance department at Highfield Prep School in Harrogate. Jess launched Jazzy J’s Dance Academy in 2012 and since then our dance school has seen rapid growth – we now welcome over 120 pupils to our classes. Jess is also proud mum to her three daughters (who have all caught the dancing bug too!)
Jess teaches ISTD ballet, tap and modern and our experienced adult tap class.
Miss Laura teaches at Jazzy J’s on a Monday, Tuesday and Saturday.
Mollie is a fully qualified ISTD Teacher having undertaken her Level 4 DDE at Ellite studios in Wakefield. She has almost 10 years’ experience teaching the syllabus and loves everything about the ISTD work. More recently Mollie completed the ISTD Contemporary teaching and has brought this training to Jazzy J’s. Last year Mollie took the Progressing Ballet Technique teaching course and these exciting classes are now also available at Jazzy J’s. Mollie teaches on Wednesday and Thursday at Jazzy J’s offering Modern, Contemporary, Ballet Technique, PBT, and Tap classes in her timetable. Mollie loves being a part of the Jazzy J family, working with the students, and sharing her knowledge and love of dance.
Fellow ISTD Imperial Ballet Examiner, ARAD Teaching Diploma, & currently training with the Royal Ballet School Affiliate teacher program.
Qualified to the highest level in ballet, Maddy is an ISTD Imperial Ballet Examiner and tutor currently delivering the ISTD Diploma in Dance Education teacher training qualification and ballet classes at Renaissance Arts college, Ellite studios and now Jazzy J’s.
Maddy trained at Northern Ballet School, achieving Associates in Ballet, Modern, Tap and the RAD Teaching Diploma all with Distinction and the Advanced 2 exam in RAD Ballet, ISTD Imperial Ballet, Modern & Tap. She was awarded teacher of the year, she also participated in the RAD Phyllis Bedells Bursary receiving a special mention. Maddy has also taken her Licentiate and Fellowship qualification in Imperial Ballet, Licentiate in Tap and a level 3 Yoga qualification.
Maddy has trained many students who have progressed on to various well known dance colleges such as Central School of Ballet, Ballet West, Northern Ballet School, Bird college & Laine who are now working & teaching all over the world.
Earlier this year, after a rigorous selection process, Maddy was selected to train to be a Royal ballet School Affiliate Teacher . With ongoing training from the R.B.S Maddy will be bringing this innovative new approach to teaching ballet to Jazzy J’s.