Teachers
Georgina Weston

Founder and Principal

BA (HONS)
Ballet Education, LRAD,ARAD, RADrts, BASI Pilates
 
Growing up through the RAD grades at the Linda Mortimore School of Dance in Devon, Georgina discovered her love and desire for Classical ballet and expanded her dance genres to also study Tap, Modern and Jazz.
 
Georgina studied at the Royal Academy of Dance in London completing the Ba(HONS) Ballet Education and Licentriate teaching course. In September 2009 Georgina was given the opportunity to take over and found ‘The Georgina Weston Dance Academy’ in Orpington and has been working to grow and improve the school ever since.
 
“I believe in delivering the highest standard of dance teaching to meet and excel the requirements of todays young dancers.”
 
I have a realistic approach to dance and the performance world, catering for all types of student; whether that be a child with an interest in dance on a fun and social level, to the student that’s looking to excel and form a future career in this field and I aim to support and nurture each and every student to fulfil their true potential.
 
 
Mia Carruthers
Ballet and Dance Teacher
STUDYING BA (HONS) BALLET EDUCATION, LRAD
Mia has had a passion and enthusiasm for dance from an early age. Beginning classes at the age of three, she has completed the RAD graded syllabus and in the final stages of her vocational training. In addition, she had studied Jazz, Contemporary and IDTA Tap and Modern.
After joining the Georgina Weston Academy in 2009, Mia’s love of both performing and teaching continued to grow. After successfully completing her academic studies and studying A-level Dance at the Royal Academy of Dance, she began the BA(Hons) in September 2015 and graduated with a First class honours.
She has gained valuable professional performance experience dancing with the English Youth Ballet as well as annual school shows. Mia has been assisting at GWDA from 2014 and has experience working in a wide range of contexts. Mia has a particular interest in working with those with special needs, developed through her work with RADiate.
“It never feels like coming to work, it’s a joy to teach dance. In every class it is a privilege to facilitate students to their full potential, regardless of ability.”
 

Marilia Reis 
Ballet and Dance Teacher
 
BA(HONS) Ballet Education, LRAD, RADrts
 

Marília began to fall in love with ballet at the age of two and a half at the Oficina do Movimento Academy in Lisbon, Portugal. After moving to London, she began attending classes at the RAD, completing all exams from Grade 1 through to Advanced 1. Her love for ballet and teaching grew as her teacher invited her to assist in the Primary classes, where she then realised how much she enjoyed teaching ballet.

After graduating at the RAD with a BA(Hons) Ballet Education and attaining the Licentiate of the Royal Academy of Dance qualification, Marilia was invited to be a ballet teacher in a newly established school in Belgrade, Serbia, the Belgrade Centre for Ballet. She had the opportunity to be involved in their first ever show, the Nutcracker which was an incredible experience where she could share her passion and enthusiasm for teaching, helping the children with their choreographies and solos.
Marília strives to share her knowledge and love of dance with her students, motivating them to be the best dancers they can be.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Teachers
Georgina Weston

Founder and Principal

BA (HONS)
Ballet Education, LRAD,ARAD, RADrts, BASI Pilates
Growing up through the RAD grades at the Linda Mortimore School of Dance in Devon, Georgina discovered her love and desire for Classical ballet and expanded her dance genres to also study Tap, Modern and Jazz.
Georgina studied at the Royal Academy of Dance in London completing the Ba(HONS) Ballet Education and Licentriate teaching course. In September 2009 Georgina was given the opportunity to take over and found ‘The Georgina Weston Dance Academy’ in Orpington and has been working to grow and improve the school ever since.
“I believe in delivering the highest standard of dance teaching to meet and excel the requirements of todays young dancers.”
I have a realistic approach to dance and the performance world, catering for all types of student; whether that be a child with an interest in dance on a fun and social level, to the student that’s looking to excel and form a future career in this field and I aim to support and nurture each and every student to fulfil their true potential.
Mia Carruthers
Ballet and Dance Teacher
STUDYING BA (HONS) BALLET EDUCATION, LRAD
Mia has had a passion and enthusiasm for dance from an early age. Beginning classes at the age of three, she has completed the RAD graded syllabus and in the final stages of her vocational training. In addition, she had studied Jazz, Contemporary and IDTA Tap and Modern.
After joining the Georgina Weston Academy in 2009, Mia’s love of both performing and teaching continued to grow. After successfully completing her academic studies and studying A-level Dance at the Royal Academy of Dance, she began the BA(Hons) in September 2015 and graduated with a First class honours.
She has gained valuable professional performance experience dancing with the English Youth Ballet as well as annual school shows. Mia has been assisting at GWDA from 2014 and has experience working in a wide range of contexts. Mia has a particular interest in working with those with special needs, developed through her work with RADiate.
“It never feels like coming to work, it’s a joy to teach dance. In every class it is a privilege to facilitate students to their full potential, regardless of ability.”

Marilia Reis
Ballet and Dance Teacher
BA(HONS) Ballet Education, LRAD, RADrts

Marília began to fall in love with ballet at the age of two and a half at the Oficina do Movimento Academy in Lisbon, Portugal. After moving to London, she began attending classes at the RAD, completing all exams from Grade 1 through to Advanced 1. Her love for ballet and teaching grew as her teacher invited her to assist in the Primary classes, where she then realised how much she enjoyed teaching ballet.

After graduating at the RAD with a BA(Hons) Ballet Education and attaining the Licentiate of the Royal Academy of Dance qualification, Marilia was invited to be a ballet teacher in a newly established school in Belgrade, Serbia, the Belgrade Centre for Ballet. She had the opportunity to be involved in their first ever show, the Nutcracker which was an incredible experience where she could share her passion and enthusiasm for teaching, helping the children with their choreographies and solos.
Marília strives to share her knowledge and love of dance with her students, motivating them to be the best dancers they can be.