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 2011 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.
Laura – Street Dance & Modern Classes
Laura trained at much respected Performers College in Essex, qualifying with a level 6 diploma in musical theatre. She has a passion for teaching and is qualified to teach the ISTD syllabus.
Before becoming employed as a professional dancer with Warner Leisure hotels, Laura appeared in a number of music videos, pantomimes, TV adverts, fashion shows and also on TV with the Eastenders cast for Children in Need.
Laura currently works for a number of clients including Schools, Nurseries and pre Schools where her infectious teaching of Dance & Musical Theatre encourages children of various ages to take an interest and progress their abilities. She is eager to share her passion for dance and musical theatre with everyone who she teaches.
Laura teaches our Street Dance classes and modern on Fridays at Bilbrough Village Hall.
Mollie Pulleyn – ISTD Ballet, Modern Tap and Adult classes
Mollie started dancing at the age of three and has loved dance ever since. She took all her ISTD examinations during her time at the school, and loved everything the syllabus taught. She started her teaching qualifications in 2013 at Elite Studios in Wakefield and has been involved with several community theatre projects around York including Huntington Secondary School and is involved in their annual school musical each year.
Mollie takes our Thursday evening classes in Copmanthorpe – including adult tap beginners class and our adult ballet and stretch class.