Graduates

Chloe Rice

Chloe started training at Arts Educational Schools London in 2016 and then went on to train at the London School of Musical Theatre graduating in 2018. Since then Chloe has made her professional debut in a new British musical called ‘Liberty Rides Forth’. Chloe played Tammy/Ensemble in ‘Hairspray’ starring Russell Grant and has also recorded a concept album for a brand new musical ‘Eternally Yours’. Chloe is about to start rehearsals for an adult pantomime ‘Jack and his Beanstalk’.  

Amelia Roberts

Amelia graduated from Wilkes Academy in the Summer of 2019 where she trained for 3 years in Performing Arts. Amelia has performed in a variety of shows including dancing for Little Mix at The Brit Awards, The X-Factor Final 2018, travelling to Singapore to perform for Imagine Cruising, two corporate dance events for Iceland, being part of the ensemble in Aladdin, The Regent Theatre, Stoke-on-Trent 2017 and in Peter Pan at The Royal and Derngate Theatre, Northampton 2018. Since graduating Amelia has signed her first professional contract with P&O Cruises and will be performing as a dancer onboard the Arcadia travelling all across the globe. She is thrilled to be performing with Headliners Theatre Company.

Kelley Martin

Kelley started training at Laine theatre Arts in 2016 and graduated in July 2019. Since graduating she been offered 4 professional cruise jobs and has recently booked a modelling job for Next & Pineapple. In December 2019 Kelley will start a contract with P&O as a dancer and aerialist for 8 months. 

Rachel Humphries

After SJ Academy of Dance, Rachel started training at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in 2013, and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Modern Ballet in 2016. Rachel received was given a contract with Mystic Ballet 2 in 2016 and in 2018 was promoted and joined the Mystic Ballet company as a Dark Room artist. At the end of my 2018 Rachel performed her first principal role as Ursula in Little Mermaid and was promoted to Assistant Rehearsal Director. In June 2019 Rachel completed her first professional tour performing in Belgrade, Nis and Novi Sad in Serbia. Rachel has just started her 4th season with Mystic Ballet and says "none of the above would have ever been possible without the teachers at SJAD, I'm so so grateful". We wish you all the best Rachel!

Libby Kenley

Libby trained at SJ from the age of 3-16. She then went on to further training for 3 years at Bird College Conservatoire for Dance and Musical Theatre. Libby is always involved with SJ whether that is choreographing, assisting or covering the teachers classes. Her first professional job from graduating was a dancer on Cunard's Queen Elizabeth. Libby has recently completed a dancer cover contract on the Queen Victoria and is now back in the UK, and back at SJAD.

Kate Blakey

Since leaving SJ Academy of Dance at the age of 16 in 2014, Kate trained at Bird College for 3 years and achieved a Diploma in Dance and Musical Theatre. After finishing her professional training, she earned her first contract with MSC Cruises onboard the Meraviglia, upon which she travelled the Mediterranean for 6 months performing 6 different shows per week. Kate is currently rehearsing for her next contract with MSC Cruises onboard the Bellissima where she will be cruising around the United Arab Emirates and then Asia until June 2020.

"Without the training and guidance from all the teachers at SJ, I would not be living my dream today!"

Kira Fairbairn

Kira is currently in her 2nd year at Italia Conti Arts Centre in Guildford studying musical theatre. Since graduating from SJAD, she has been an extra for the Britain’s Got Talent opening sequence and has performed as a dancer for Rita Ora in her performance at Soccer Aid 2019.

Laura Morris

Laura started training at Bird College in 2017 after graduating from SJAD. She realised that teaching and Pilates were where her heart was set and decided to begin a diploma in access specialist mat Pilates. She has a ballet and musical theatre teaching job teaching little ones and will be a qualified Pilates instructor by the end of this year. "I still love to dance and thank Sally and all the teachers for such incredible training and discipline."

Zoe Vatter

Zoe trained at SJ Academy of Dance from the age of 8. At 19, after a successful audition in London, she is on her first professional contact with Costa Cruises performing every night and travelling around Asia for 8 months.

Daisy Lowe

Daisy went on to study for 3 years at Laine Theatre Arts and graduated in 2015. Since then, she has played the part of Ali in Mamma Mia on Royal Caribbean’s Allure of the Seas as well as performing in their production show Blue Planet. She has also toured the U.K and Ireland in the musical ‘All or Nothing’, and has performed in numerous pantomimes. TV work includes Agatha Christie’s Witness for the Prosecution on BBC, and ‘Quiz’ on ITV, as well as the short film ‘A Woman’ which will be released next year. This past year Daisy has appeared in a number of campaigns, including adverts for Byron, Argos, Yuki Tokyo, Selcouth London, Upbeat Drinks, Percy&Reed and Doddle. She is spending Christmas 2019 performing in Jack and the Beanstalk and will then be back auditioning in 2020!

Amber O'Rourke

Amber graduated from Laine Theatre Arts in 2015. During her training she played Ensemble/ Cover Wicked Witch of the West in Epsom Pantomime the Wizard of Oz, she performed on Britains Got Talent as a dancer for Thames TV, a Grid Girl for the Santander British Grand Prix and walked in the Emerging Trends Show at London Fashion week in 2015. Ambers passion has always been choreography and we are excited to have her teaching for us and choreographing competition work. 

India Moody

India started musical theatre training in 2016 at Laine Theatre Arts and recently graduated July 2019. India is currently auditioning for cruises and shows. 

Emma Stansell

Emma started training at Bird college at the age of 18. Emma is now working professionally in the commercial/ contemporary industry. Credits include: UK and international tour of Avant Garde Dance Company’s show ‘Fagin’s Twist’, The opening performance at the Brit Awards for Hugh Jackman, a recent Netflix musical (out in 2020), CBBC Christmas special of Hetty Feather, music videos for various artists and corporate gigs/campaigns around the world (Paris, Italy, Dubai).