Sophia is a ballet teacher, movement educator and Director of The Dance Academy. She is a registered teacher...
Director, Teacher, Ballet
Sophia is a ballet teacher, movement educator and Director of The Dance Academy. She is a registered teacher through the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD RTS) and an Associate of the Royal Academy of Dance (ARAD). Sophia trained and danced extensively in Dubai and Australia completing all graded and vocational ballet exams through the RAD as well as training in Cecchetti and Vaganova based curricula.
Sophia graduated from the University of Sydney with a BA (Hons) Arts followed by an 8 year career in finance before returning to her first passion, ballet. She began dancing again, performing and teaching. She qualified with the RAD in 2011 and has since taught ballet to students of all ages with a particular interest in injury prevention, post-rehabilitation and conditioning for dancers. Sophia is a qualified GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® teacher and holds Franklin Method, Feldenkrais, Education Kinesiology, Benesh Notation and Pilates certifications.
Loredana is a former Principal Ballerina and a ballet teacher and coach with more than 15 years of experience.
Loredana is a former Principal Ballerina and a ballet teacher and coach with more than 15 years of experience. At age 9, Loredana was accepted to the Bucharest National Ballet School where she completed her ballet education with the highest Honors. Upon graduation she joined the Romanian National Opera House and began performing and touring across Europe. She was promoted to Principal at age 20; the youngest artist to achieve this in the history of the company. Her repertoire includes all major classical ballet roles, notably Giselle and Odette/Odile; Swan Lake; for which she was awarded the distinguished Special Award of the Critics and Musicologist Society for Debut in Leading Roles.
Loredana retired from performing to pursue a teaching career. She has since taught classical ballet and character, preparing young students for acceptance to full time training programs and pre professional students for a career in the arts as well as recreational ballet to students of all ages . Loredana holds a Bachelor and Master’s Degree in Physical Education. She is a qualified and Registered Teacher with the Royal Academy of Dance and holds the Certificate of Ballet Teaching Studies.
Giuseppe started dancing in his home city of Andria, Italy and at age 16 continued his training with Balletto Di Toscana.
Giuseppe started dancing in his home city of Andria, Italy and at age 16 continued his training with Balletto Di Toscana. After graduation, he began his professional career in Germany with the Nordharzer Stadtebundtheater where he performed classical, neo-classical and contemporary works. Giuseppe made his choreographic debut with the piece SÄRMÄ, commissioned for the Company. Following this he was invited by companies in Germany and Italy as Guest Chorographer in Residence, creating works that were performed across Europe. In 2017 Giuseppe founded Amniotik Ballet, a contemporary dance company based in Puglia.
Giuseppe moved to the Dubai in 2021 to work with Expo 2020 and performed in large scale performances. He teaches both young dancers and advanced level classes, choreographs for professional dancers, and is working on growing the community of contemporary dancers in the UAE.
Winnie is the former Artistic Director of Chocolate Factory Performing Arts and Education Center...
Winnie is the former Artistic Director of Chocolate Factory Performing Arts and Education Center, and Lecturer of HKBU Film Academy. Winnie graduated from the School of Dance at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, majoring in Musical Theatre Dance and holds a Teacher’s Certificate from The Commonwealth Society of Teachers of Dancing. After graduation, she pursued the study of belly dance in Hong Kong and overseas and was awarded the Level Two Belly Dance Certificate from The Suhaila Salimpour Institute.
In 2004, Winnie joined the Disney Cruise Line of The Walt Disney Company as a full time performer in the Caribbean Sea. In 2006, she represented Hong Kong while performing in the Doha 2006 Asian Games in Qatar. Since, she has choreographed musical productions in Hong Kong including ‘Wizard of Oz’, ‘High School Musical’, ‘Footloose’, ‘Beauty and the Beast’, and ‘Mulan’.
Paul has more than 20 years experience as a Movement Educator and Advanced Neuromuscular Therapist.
Paul has more than 20 years experience as a Movement Educator and Advanced Neuromuscular Therapist. He is a Pilates Medical Exercise Specialist in Chronic Pain & Rehabilitation Training and a former Merithew STOTT PILATES Lead Instructor Trainer. Paul is an also a sought-after international presenter on Biotensegrity, Fascia Anatomy and Physiology.
Through his martial arts training and military background, Paul has developed a particular approach to movement education and rehabilitation. He specialises in teaching Fascial Movement & Living Tensegrity in Motion Concepts and is dedicated to empowering students through understanding 21st Century Anatomy and the art of moving for longevity.
Razle has 8 years of experience in Administrative Services working with a diverse range of industries...
Razle has 8 years of experience in Administrative Services working with a diverse range of industries including food services, computer programming, and forex trading. As Studio Manager of The Dance Academy, Razle handles the daily operations such as enrollments, timetabling, studio bookings and social media.
Razle holds a Professional Diploma in Accounting and a Diploma of Photography and Videography. She is also professional photographer with a keen interest in capturing dance and movement.