Jersey Academy of Dancing

About us

Jersey Academy offers dance classes, in a wide variety of styles, for pupils of all levels, abilities and ages.  Whether it is your child’s first fun steps, you want to pursue a career in dancing or you just wish to take up an evening class there is something for everyone.

We believe our training offers our students an all-round education, consisting of three interlinked elements –Technique, Musicality & Performance. Every student has their own unique qualities that need to be valued and allowed to develop. Our happy and friendly atmosphere helps nurture them and supports growth both as performers and as people.

We pride ourselves on our modern approach combined with traditional values. Our classes help encourage correct deportment, graceful physical development and associated confidence emerges naturally from the training offered. Attending dancing helps encourage many other useful life skills including perseverance, discipline, teamwork, dedication and self confidence.

Miss Laura Reynolds - Principal
Having graduated with teaching honours from Deborah Capon she had many opportunities and offers, choosing to teach under the guidance of Miss Valerie Guy here at the Jersey Academy of Dancing. Having taken charge of the school Miss Reynolds is now the only teacher on Jersey that has been awarded an ISTD Fellowship, this has led to closer links to Bird College with Laura teaching on campus 2 days a week.
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Miss Annette Perkins
Miss Perkins joined Jersey Academy as a teenager, she then went to the Royal Ballet, one of only a handful of Jersey students ever to have gained a place there. Her love of teaching bought her back to Jersey Academy, she has just celebrated 60 years of teaching. Miss Perkins was also an RAD examiner and is an RAD registered teacher.
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Miss Victoria Hermitage
Miss Hermitage trained at Jersey Academy then continued her formal training at Italia Conti, graduating with a Diploma in Musical Theatre. She is a registered ISTD teacher.
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Mrs Janice Letty
Mrs Letty trained at the prestigious Laine Theatre College, she returned to Jersey where she ran her own dance school for many years. She is both a registered ISTD & RAD teacher.
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Jordan Livesey
Company Class teacher at Tracing Movement. Teacher/Guest Teacher of dance at the Jersey Academy of Dancing, Arts Educational Schools London, Guildford School of Acting, International College of Musical Theatre, AMTA, PPA, Pineapple Dance Studios and House of Jazz Dance Company. Jordan is also an Advisor and International Judge for the Dance World Cup
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Joelle Le Boutillier
Joёlle trained at Performers College and graduated with a National Diploma in Professional Dance with Musical theatre. She appeared as a featured soloist at the Sadler’s Wells Chains Gala, then went on to perform on the final season of Top of the Pops. Joëlle toured for three summer seasons as Lead Singer and Dance Captain before returning to London to work on the Tim Burton film ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’. She went on to spend two years in Brazil and the Mediterranean dancing on board the Costa Victoria. She then transferred to the Costa Mediterranea for the Caribbean season where she was promoted to Dance Captain and Production Manager.
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Miss Selina Jones
Miss Selina Jones, the lady behind the emails,invoices & most of the admin! Selina has worked for Jersey Academy for 10 years & her daughter Jessica danced with JAD for 13 years. Selina can also be found backstage at shows giving pupils a dusting of make up and glitter!
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