Maxine Simpson, the school Principal and founder, trained at the Royal Academy of Dance in Battersea. The RAD is one of the world’s leading dance education and training organisations, producing inspirational and challenging dance syllabi which students at Ashtead Ballet School study. All students can work towards RAD examinations if they wish; however, we aim to teach them a great deal more besides:


  • confidence
  • strong posture, co-ordination and grace
  • musicality
  • the opportunity to perform in our biennial shows
  • and above all to engender a love of dancing, to have fun and to build the audiences of tomorrow


Ashleigh Pitts (ballet teacher) is also a graduate of the Royal Academy of Dance and has been teaching with the school since 2012.  Faye Bailey (Tap & Modern teacher) trained at The Centre Performing Arts Colege and is qualified to teach through the Imperial Society ofTeachers of Dancing.


Maxine is also a qualified Pilates teacher through the Body Control Pilates Association.


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