We have a fabulous teaching faculty who really care about our students. They deliver a wide and varied range of classes and work well as a team as well as individuals. They are extremely experienced in teaching and have a wealth of knowledge in dance and the current theatre scene. They give their time freely when we are supporting our community, raising funds for Charity and often go above beyond particularly during the dance school’s productions.
Our teachers are full of ideas both artistically and for the practical organisation of ensuring the school runs smoothly.
As well as dance teachers, they are also hairdressers, costume designers, seamstresses, prop makers, cleaners, dressers, stage managers and most importantly they are someone our student's trust.
All our teachers hold a current DBS certificate and are insured. They also attended Continued Professional Development courses amounting to at least 20 hours a year, to ensure their qualifications are kept up to date.
Our dance school would not be what it is today without our wonderful teachers both past and present. We can honestly say we have-
World class teachers, teaching locally.
Kirsty Nicholson trained at the Geraldine Lamb Dance School and then continued her training at the Royal Academy of Dance gaining a BA(Hons)Degree in Art and Teaching of Ballet, she also qualified for her Licentiate of the RAD. Kirsty holds the associate teaching qualification of the ISTD and Acrobatic Arts level 1 teacher and Module 1 and 2 in Alixa Flexibility. She also has BCPA level 3qualification to teach Pilates and a further Degree in Sociology and criminal justice! She has three children all of which Dance at the school.
Kirsty initiated the Classes at Hyde Park Primary School and has recently introduced Baby Acro Dance to the school all of which are extremely successful.
“I love teaching for the school because all of the pupils are keen to learn and support each other, GLDS feels like one big happy family.”
Principal:- Sue Cook
Sue Cook is Geraldine Lamb’s granddaughter. She trained at Geraldine Lamb Dance school where she was a BBO scholar, she continued her training at Elmhurst Ballet School. She Holds the teacher's certificate and Diploma of Royal Academy of Dance and is a teaching member of the ISTD and IDTA Sue is a Silver Swans Licensee and a certified teacher of Progressions in Ballet Technique. Sue has also been a trainee teacher mentor for the Royal Academy of Dance.
Sue is married to Chris and has two children. The whole family are involved with the dancing school.
Although able to teach all forms of dance she now concentrates on ballet and producing the school’s annual pantomime, along with the school’s administration.
“I love watching our students progress, grow and develop into adults and feel proud to be part of their lives.”
Classes Held in
Plymouth & Saltash
Cerys recently graduated from Bird College. A musical theatre and Performing Arts institute located in London.
She began dancing when she was 3 years old at the Geraldine Lamb Dance School. During this time she competed at dance festivals, championships and All England competitions. Cerys trained as a Royal Ballet Junior Associate for 3 years before gaining a full scholarship to attend The Hammond School for Performing Arts, Chester. Where she studied vocational dance alongside my academics for 5 years. Being the youngest ever student to gain their Advanced 2 tap in the lower school. At age 16 she was awarded a DADA to further her training at Bird College. In her first year at Bird she completed her ISTD DDI Tap teacher qualification and then spent the following two years gaining the ISTD DDE Modern teaching qualification. Over the years Cerys has taught at GLDS summer Schools, private lessons, and my own adult tap classes. She has taught tap, modern, jazz, contemporary, commercial, lyrical and musical theatre.
"GLDS has always been like an extended family to me. Now being a member of the faculty brings a whole new level of excitement as I watch the next generation discover their love of dance and performing".
Geraldine Lamb Dance School
Lara is Geraldine Lamb’s great-granddaughter. After training at Geraldine Lamb’s she went to Stella Mann College and then Italia Conti Arts Centre. She worked as a Redcoat while she was at college. On leaving she performed as a professional dancer with Disney Cruise Line sailing all over the world.
Lara then successfully completed The Royal Academy of Dance Professional Dancers Teaching Diploma. Lara is also a certified DDMIX instructor trained by Darcy Bussell. She is LAMDA registered and has successfully introduced Speech and Drama to the school. Lara is our Designated Safe Guarding Officer.
“Teaching at the Geraldine Lamb Dance School is wonderful, it's an honour to be a part of my family’s business. All the students of every age bring a smile to my face, with their dedication, passion and hard work it's a delight to walk into class every single lesson.”