Maxine Simpson, the school Principal and founder, trained at the Royal Academy of Dance in Battersea.  After freelance teaching in the London area and overseas, she took a career break, during which time she choreographed for various local productions.  She opened Ashtead Ballet School in 2009.  Maxine is also a qualified Pilates teacher through the Body Control Pilates Association.


Ashleigh Pitts (ballet teacher) is also a graduate of the Royal Academy of Dance and has been teaching with the school since 2012.  In addition she is Head of Ballet at Brighton College.


Ellie Walker-Smith (Tap & Modern teacher) is qualified to teach through the International Dance Teachers Association and has previously run her own dance school for over 20 years.




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