We love to share our passion for dance with our students and we strive to create a positive teaching environment

Meet the Team
Highly Skilled ISTD Teachers

Both Miss Paula and Miss Grace dedicate themselves to being the very best dance, performing arts and fitness teachers they can be. They regularly attend classes for themselves, along with many CPD courses covering a variety of subjects. As a school, we pride ourselves on raising confident, happy students who support each other in the development of their rounded performance education.

Miss Paula

Miss Paula began her dance training at 3 years old, within her local dance school, where she performed in multiple performances as ensemble and character roles. She progressed quickly through graded tap and ballet syllabi. ​​

At 13 she began training full time at stonelands Performing Arts School in Brighton, gaining excellent technical training, along with more stage performances as a dancer, actress and singer.​

Since leaving Stonelands Miss Paula has danced within centres of excellence for dance training, and attended full time college. Here she gained her ISTD dance teaching qualifications, under the guidance of some the best ISTD teachers and examiners in the UK.

​​Miss Paula completed her training in 2012 and has continued to attend CPD courses, gaining her 'progressing ballet technique' qualified teacher status. In class, she focuses on the children enjoying the dance genre while providing the best training possible.

Miss Grace

Miss Grace’s love of dance began as a young child at The Hawthorns School, where she excelled through her ISTD Ballet, Tap and Modern syllabi and graded Jazz Awards.

From the age of 10 she competed in local dance festivals and performed in professional pantomimes. She secured a place at Songtime Theatre Arts Company, where she established a solid foundation by receiving excellent technical training in stage craft, vocals, acting and dancing. She performed in a number of productions and was nominated for Best Newcomer and Best Achievement Awards.

She successfully auditioned for Italia Conti Theatre Arts Centre, where her ISTD teacher training began. Miss Grace holds her full DDE Teaching Qualification and is currently advancing her qualifications by attending courses with Dance Teachers Inc. Miss Grace is also recognised as a fully certified and qualified Acrobatic Dance Teacher.

Miss Grace’s vision is to share her passion for dance within a positive teaching environment, enabling all of her students to enjoy learning to dance and to achieve their full potential.

Miss Georgia

Commercial & Heels Dance Teacher

Georgia started dancing at the age of 3 in her local dance school where she stayed until she went to vocational college from 2019-2022. Georgia went to The Centre Performing Arts College in Kent and graduated with a diploma in theatre performance. Georgia is now in the professional dance industry and is trained by highly professional, working dancers. She can’t wait to get to work with you all!

Miss Fran

ISTD Ballet Teacher

Miss Fran started dancing at the age of 3, she trained at Laine Theatre Arts junior school until the age of 16 and then attended the London Russian Ballet School full time until she was 19. Miss Fran decided her passion would be pursuing a teaching career, specialising in Ballet and decided to train and study for her DDE with the ISTD.

Miss Becky

Head of LAMDA

From a young age Becky always had a huge passion for performing. Drama is a skill that doesn’t just develop you for the stage, but for everyday life. She trained at RADA and has since been casted in a UK and Ireland tour of Sense and Sensibility. When she’s not performing herself Becky loves nothing more than nurturing young talents and helping them reach their full potential. She has a 100% pass rate for her LAMDA exams and has helped students get into GSA Junior Conservatoire.

Miss Chloe

Contemporary & Pilates Teacher

As a teacher, choreographer, and performer Chloe believes in empathy, holding space, compassion, play, accountability, and lots of questions. She has a BFA in Dance and Choreography from Virginia Commonwealth University and a MFA in Choreography from Trinity Laban where she was a Leverhulme Scholar. She completed her Pilates mat certification at The Kane School in New York before moving to London in 2019.

Miss Helen

Adult Tap & Jazz Teacher

Helen has been teaching tap, modern and commercial jazz/street dance for over 12 years. Since the tender age of 3, her passion has always been within the performing arts and, more specifically, choreography. Helen gained most of her dancing qualifications at Laine Theatre Arts and went on to qualify at Kingston Teachers Training College and at DanceTeachersInc where she gained her ISTD qualifications to teach Tap and Modern. Helen is delighted to hold a Fellowship in Tap and licentiate in Modern Theatre.

Our Values

At Willow Dance & Fitness, we are dedicated to giving the best technical performance training. Our students are able to develop their love of dancing as a hobby, and should they wish to they could pursue dance and performance as a career, given the foundation we've provided.

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Shown for the school, teachers, peers and the student themselves. Students respond well to correction and collaborate with teachers to learn and grow as a dancer. Displaying self-confidence and taking themselves and their training seriously.

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When in class, students are not put off by their mistakes, they will give things another go and try new things without resistance.

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Students are seen to be encouraging to others in class and invite peers into their social circle. Smiling at other dancers in class, saying kind things to each other between classes, quietly and respectfully watching others whilst they dance solos and upholding the ethos of our Willow Family.

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Building a supportive and inclusive community at Willow is essential for creating a welcoming and positive environment for all of our dancers - regardless of their age, abilities, or backgrounds.

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Students strive for improvement each week and search for new ways to improve themselves. Displaying self-reflection and correction in class, researching dancers and dance history to learn about their dance roots and inspire themselves through learning about others.

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Students arrive punctual and enthusiastic, in full uniform with hair tied neatly back. Students practice outside of class, or teach peers things they may have missed. Students are keen to attend workshops and/or live performances to broaden their knowledge of dance, gain insight into the industry and keep themselves inspired to progress.

About us

We believe that offering a kind and welcoming atmosphere is the best way for our students to enjoy learning to dance, building their self-confidence and achieving their full potential.  

Our testimonials

a great role model is always helpful...

Grace, from Willow Dance and Fitness, has been leading tap dance sessions for key stage two children at Reigate St Mary's this year and these extracurricular classes have gone down extremely well with the children and their parents. Not only do the children seem to have made tremendous progress in their dance skills but they really enjoy the sessions and are excited about performing in front of friends and families. Grace is extremely well organised, a real hit with the children (a great role model is always helpful) and is always sensitive to the needs and constraints of the school, working well with colleagues and communicating clearly with parents.  I highly recommend Grace and the dance school."

Reigate St Mary's Prep School

professional, friendly and passionate...

Willow Dance and Fitness have been providing extra curricular dance classes and clubs for over two years. Miss Paula, Miss Grace and the team are professional, friendly and passionate about what they do and have created a love for dance amongst the children that attend. The children have been thrilled to take dance exams and learn dances to perform at school events!"

Sports & Community Leader
St Elphege's School, Wallington