Teaching Team

Principal

Natalie Pearl

A.I.S.T.D (adv) mtdb tdb,
A.I.D.T.A
PBT Certified Teacher
R.A.D Registered Mentor & Teacher
AoFAQ Level 2 National Award in Safeguarding Children and Young People
Acrobatic Arts Certified Teacher

Additional staff are a rarity at First Position! Miss Natalie likes to be at the forefront of every student’s development and keeps a consistency of pupil contact. The teaching team that do contribute to pupil success at FP have been selected not only for their qualifications or experience, but on personal merit of the work they produce and the standards they uphold which are in keeping with the ethos and culture of the FP. Their skill and expertise add to the hub of inspiration at First Position…   

Kiera McGuire

Kiera McGuire

CLASSICAL BALLET & REPERTOIRE

Principal dancer, trained & performed with Royal Ballet and Sadlers Wells Royal Ballet

“I adore teaching these gorgeous hard working and dedicated dancers. It’s such a pleasure and they are so willing and focused, and I love to see their enormous growth each year.”

Amy Reynolds

Amy Reynolds

COMMERCIAL DANCE (IT), GROOVE CHILD & ACROBATIC ARTS

Founder and Choreographer of
Pure Funk Commercial Dance Co.
Urban Funk Accredited Instructor
Acrobatic Arts Certified Teacher

“FP students are an absolute joy to work with, they know how to work hard and have fun in exactly the right measure for their discipline. Already many of them show the mentality and work ethic needed for the professional industry and they are fully open to learning, soaking up new work like they need it to breathe! I feel honoured to be working with FP students, and to be part of such a high quality teaching team”.

Lyndsey Andrew

Lyndsey Andrew

ACROBATIC ARTS

Ex-Elite Gymnast,
Certified Gymnastics Coach,
Qualified Pilates Instructor
Professional Performer & Aerialist

“First Position students just love to dance! They are motivated, enthusiastic, and eager to learn. The positive and nurturing ethos of the dance school shines through…”

Laura Spinney

Laura Spinney

CONTEMPORARY (IT)

Royal Ballet and Laban –
Contemporary Dance Trained
BA (Hons) Performance
Yoga & Pilates Instructor

“The First Position students I work with are incredibly talented with a passion for dance imbedded in them. They are always buzzing with the energy – and love a challenge! In performance they are always on another level with so much creativity, energy and professionalism that comes from their love and passion for dance.”

Daniel Jenneson

Daniel Jenneson

CIRCUITS & STRENGTH TRAINING

Level 2 Certificate in
Fitness Instructing Exercise
& Physical Activity for Children

“FP pupils are happy, enthusiastic, and very determined. They have a work ethic which is quite unusual for children their age, but it’s clearly fed down from their Principal, and in a way that shows a healthy desire to progress. Teaching them is so enjoyable and seeing them improve week on week is truly rewarding.

Hermione Mason

Hermione Mason

GROOVE CHILD

BTEC Music Performance
A Level Drama & Theatre Studies

“As an past pupil I am honoured to have been approached to become a teacher at First Position. The students are ambitious and hungry to succeed resulting in incredible performances and good work ethic in class. As a teacher of Groove Child, I feel it is so important to encourage creativity and performance through dance setting the foundation to create industry ready performers.”

All additional staff are DBS checked regularly
and hold up to date Emergency First Aid and Safeguarding Children certificates

Contact Details

Winton YMCA, 7 Jameson Rd, Bournemouth BH9 2QD
natalie@firstpositiondance.co.uk
07867 808703

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