Your Acrobatic Arts Teacher

Sarah Tilling
Acrobatic Arts

I began dancing at the age of 2 and spent 6 years as a Junior Associate at the prestigious ‘Northern Ballet School’ in Manchester. During my time there I was able to work with professional companies such as ‘Northern Ballet Theatre’ and ‘English National Ballet’, performing in professional productions such as ‘The Nutcracker’, ‘Coppelia’ and ‘Cinderella’.

I continued my professional training at Preston Dance College gaining my ISTD Diploma in Dance Education (DDE) in Ballet, Tap and Modern whilst also achieving my Advanced 2 ISTD dance exams (AISTD) in Ballet, Tap, Modern and National. In my final year I undertook a Foundation Degree in Professional Dance Practice (FDA) at the University of Central Lancashire. Upon graduating I gained 6 years experiencing teaching as a freelance dance teacher before opening my own school Pendle Academy of Dance And Performing Arts.

Since opening my own school, I have had students successfully audition for full-time place at The Hammond School in Chester, as well as students accepted into Royal Ballet, Elmhurst, Moorland and Denman Theatre Associate programs. We have also had successes in both ISTD examinations and also Acrobatic Arts examinations.

I regularly attend courses, as continued professional development is very important to me – I believe that there is always so much to learn in the ever developing dance world!


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