Holly McGrogan D.D.E (Principal) has enjoyed her first two years as a principal hugely, and is so pleased with the progress the school is making. She trained at The Brit School for 2 years and then The Centre Performing Arts College for three years gaining a diploma in professional Dance and Musical Theatre and CDE’s in Tap and Modern. With many years of Teaching experience and still being an active teacher for other schools she felt that taking over this school would be the perfect way to develop her skills and felt lucky it was at such a lovely and familiar school. She loves working closely with the parents and students developing D2dance into highly successful and enjoyable Performing Arts School.
Lucy attended Reynolds Performing Arts, and Graduated with a BTEC National Diploma in Performing Arts. After graduating Lucy began working in a cotemporary dance company, Needlefoot. She performed in many prestigious outlets as well as a small Site-specific tour around London’s Parks. Lucy has been teaching full time now for the past 5 years with experience in Ballet, Tap, Modern Jazz, Musical theatre, and Choreographing for Shows, Competitions and Rhythmic gymnastics in which students have been in excepted into national squad training. She has gained her full DDI in Ballet Tap and Modern; Lucy also has her DDE’s in Ballet, Tap and Modern. She looks forward to getting to know everyone in the Eynsford branch of D2dance.
Hannah Smith (ISTD DDE) Hannah has trained in all aspects of musical theatre from a young age, and has a passion for both performance and teaching. She has performed in, directed and choreographed numerous amateur dramatic productions, as well as appeared in a professional short film: ‘A Fine Wine’. Hannah has attended intensive courses at The Urdang Academy and Bird College in London, and fell in love with teaching when assisting her first class as an older student at Tenterden Ballet Studios. In 2017, Hannah graduated from the Anna Morgan Teacher Training College in Herne Bay, achieving her ISTD Diploma in Dance Education in Imperial Classical Ballet, Modern Theatre and Tap Dance. Hannah is thrilled to be joining the team, and is excited to work with the students at D2 Dance.
Charlotte started dancing at the age of 2, and has always dreamed of being a dancer. Alongside Charlotte’s ISTD training, which led to qualifying for the All England Dance festival finals, she also competed as a Ballroom & Latin dancer. As a child, Charlotte performed as a dancer in ‘Cinderella’ and ‘Dick Whittington’ before starting vocational training at London Studio Centre. In 2017 Charlotte toured with The Jazz Company before graduating with a BA Hons in Theatre Dance. Charlotte has been teaching for 3 years and is looking forward to working with the D2Dance students.
Natalie has studied Dance, Drama and Musical Theatre since a very early age appearing as the female lead in shows such as ‘Rent’, ‘Footloose’, ‘A Chorus Line’ and ’West Side Story’. Theatre credits include the professional tour of ‘Seussical the Musical’, ‘Honk!’, ‘Peter Pan’, ‘Beauty and the Beast’ and many more. She has performed at Her Majesty’s theatre and the London Palladium as a backing vocalist for The Original Bucks Fizz as well as making numerous TV appearances. Holly has worked closely with her for years as a student and recognised her natural talent and passion for Dance which could be passed on to the students at D2dance. Her young flare and interest in new styles of dance make her a very valuable member of D2D. Natalie thoroughly enjoys choreographing and teaching and is excited to be a part of the D2dance team.