Principal, Lili-mae Hamilton
- Professionally trained dancer
- CRB checked.
- Qualified Teacher
Lili-mae began dancing at the age of three at ‘Central School of Dance’ in her home town in Norfolk. Whilst training, Lili-mae had lots of performance experience and was a young dancer at the Norwich Theatre Royal Pantomime for many years. Lili-mae also danced in many festivals and was very successful winning first place. She followed ISTD Modern, Ballet and Tap syllabus and completed all LAMDA exams.
At the age of Five, Lili-mae came second in the 'GMTV Search for a star' competition with Lorraine Kelly Representing East Anglia. From that Lili-mae gained a modelling contract with London's top child agency 'Scallywags' and featured in over 10 television commercials including, Burger King, Nestle, Wotsits, Brittish Airways, Daily Mail. In 2000, Lili-mae was invited on the television show 'The big breakfast' with Johnny Vaugn and Denise Van Outen as she was the "highest paid child model of that year". Lili-mae is also in the Tate gallery as a living arts sculpture and has featured in a variety of advertising campaigns including Specsavers.
At 16 years of age Lili-mae gained a Scholarship to attend the top Performing arts college- Laine Theatre arts in Epsom, Surrey. Lili-mae Graduated in 2009 with a National Diploma in Professional Musical Theatre and then went on to dance professionally and performed in many shows and music videos and became a part of a girl group called 'Dolled Up' that gigged at a number of venues around Kent and London such as 'Westfields' and got to the last round of bootcamp in Xfactor 2011.
In 2009 Lili-mae became a dance teacher teaching for Laine Theatre Arts, Stage coach, Dandelion Theatre Arts and LJA Academy . Teaching dance became her new passion and she loved working with children and adults to help them gain confidence and grow into performers! Lili-mae completed her DDI (Diploma in Dance Instruction) exams that enables her to enter students into ISTD exams.
Lili-mae is proud of her new adventure and has always wanted to run her own school. She teaches all of the Dance and Musical Theatre classes and adores every single student. Lili-mae looks forward to meeting your children and watching their skills and talents blossom and help them to fall in love with performing the way she did as a child.
- Professionally trained singer
- CRB checked.
- Qualified Teacher
From a young age Sophie always had a passion for performing so at age 16 she left home to move to London and train at Laine theatre arts school specialising in musical theatre where she graduated in 2009.
She then went on to perform on various Cruise liners all over the world performing to thousands of passengers, starring In shows such as ‘Hairspray’ ‘Mamma Mia’ and ‘Smokey Joes Cafe’.
Her love for singing then led her to become part of the band 'Dolled Up' where they auditioned for the UK tv show the ‘X Factor’ becoming one of the last 6 bands to remain on the show in 2011. This opened up many doors for Sophie to which the group signed a deal with Sony BMG to write and record their own music. during this time Sophie also learned to play the guitar and became a singing musician.
Miss Sophie teaches our very popular Saturday morning Princess classes which the children absolutely adore! She dresses as a different Disney Princess every week and teaches the students how to walk, talk and act like a true Princess. Miss Sophie is an incredible singer, she ends the class with doing a sing along to the children's favourite Disney song. It is magical and the room is always filled with smiles.
Thank you to the lovely Hanah, Ellie, Abi and Bella rae for helping the children with everything from tying up shoelaces to taking younger children to the toilet and most of all keeping with the children that are feeling a little shy and holding their hands to help build their confidence. The children love the 'big girls'.