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STAFF

MEET OUR LOVELY TEAM...

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Victoria Maitland
Principal

Miss Vicky

DIP RBS TC ARAD AISTD LEVEL 3 YMCA PILATES AND EQUIPMENT INSTRUCTOR

Victoria is originally from the Isle of Wight where she danced from the age of 4, before moving to London after gaining a place at the prestigious Royal Ballet School.

Since graduating in 1999, she has successfully taught students to a high standard, maintaining an excellent examination record in R.A.D and I.S.T.D exams. She also has many pupils who have gone on to achieve places at top schools across the UK including The Royal Ballet School, The Royal Ballet School Junior, Mid and Senior Associate programmes, Elmhurst School for Dance and Arts Educational Schools. Many of her pupils past and present have also been successful in winning awards such as Young British Dancer of the Year and the R.A.D Phyllis Bedells bursary, gaining contracts with many musicals in the West-End, the Royal Ballet, English National Ballet and the Tivoli Pantomime Theatre along with many other credits.

 

Now in her 19th year of running KAPA, Victoria has continued to develop the school, providing all ages with the opportunity to discover different performing art genres. She is passionate about encouraging and nurturing her students’ abilities, talents and love of dance through sharing her knowledge, experience and enthusiasm for the arts.

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EMILY WONG
Modern & Tap

Miss Emily

RAD RTS ARAD LRAD

Miss Emily Wong is a dance teacher and performer from Hong Kong. She started ballet when she was young and upon moving to England, she started studying ISTD modern, jazz, contemporary dance and engages in movement improvisation.
She graduated from the Royal Academy of Dance (BA) Ballet Education course and attained her ARAD and LRAD during her study there. She then continued her studies at the University of Chichester studying an MA in Dance Performance, where she toured with the postgraduate company across Europe.


She then started teaching ballet and modern in London before moving to Beijing where she regularly taught ballet, modern dance, creative dance, contact improvisation and somatic movement classes and workshops. She also performed with artists from different disciplines in art spaces, often improvised or devised by both herself and collaboratively.

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POPPY SEABORN-JOHNSON
Teaching Assistant

Miss Poppy

We are so lucky to have a class assistant join us for our classes. This allows us to make sure all students have the attention and support they need.

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BRIDGET GREEN
Guest Teacher

Miss Bridget

ARAD

Bridget, started dancing at the age of 3 and has trained in multiple styles having completed her Advanced 2 exams in RAD Ballet, and ISTD Modern and Tap. Bridget is originally from Australia and after graduating High School, she went on to study fulltime dance at Ettingshausens Pro in Sydney Australia. Since then she has completed several overseas dance contracts appearing in Music Videos, Movies and other large scale events, some of which include working with Frank Gatson, Beyonces' choreographer, and Will Smith.

 

On her return to Australia, Bridget continued her dance teaching studies and has since completed multiple teaching qualifications with the ISTD including her Licentiate Ballet and Associate Diploma in both Modern and Tap. Bridget Is extremely passionate about dance and is very excited to be moving to the UK to share her passion.

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CINDY CORINNE CIUNFRINI
Guest Teacher

Miss Cindy

PDTD FDA ARAD RAD RTS

Miss Cindy was born in Italy and studied dance in her mother’s ballet school until the age of 18 where she then moved to London to train at London Studio Centre.

Cindy toured with Images of Dance in Don Quixote, Matthew Hart’s The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra and Matthew Bourne’s Infernal Galop. After graduating, Cindy joined European Ballet, performing in a UK tour of Coppelia before going on to dance in Matthew Bournes productions of Edward Scissorhands, Swan Lake and the Nutcracker. She can also be seen in films such as Street Dance, Walking on Sunshine and The Little Stranger. Cindy also performed in the Phantom of the Opera UK tour 2012/2013. In the last few years Cindy has performed on P&O cruises and been part of “Incandescence Circus Company” performing during the Christmas period as a dance captain in the UK before retiring from her dance career and training with the RAD to become a teacher.

She loves teaching and passing on her passion for ballet and contemporary to all ages from 18th months all the way to adults.

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