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.
 
Sophie Clements
Ballet and Dance Teacher
BA (Hons) Ballet Education, RAD RTS, LRAD, ARAD
Sophie grew up in West Sussex where she attended Nicola Miles Theatre Studios, training in many dance styles, with her passion being ballet. Sophie competed in numerous dance festivals, performed in professional pantomimes, and appeared in the touring production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.
In 2007 Sophie was accepted onto the Ballet Education degree course at the Royal Academy of Dance, from which she graduated with Registered Teacher Status, having also studied on the Licentiate programme. Sophie then began a teaching career across London and Surrey. Sophie currently works for a successful dance school and an independent preparatory school in Surrey, and at prestigious nursery schools in London. Additionally, for the past two years Sophie has worked for the Royal Academy of Dance as a trainee teacher mentor and has recently been accepted to examine on the RAD’s Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies programme. Sophie is very pleased to be joining the team at Georgina Weston Dance Academy.
 
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.”
 
Haley Holman
Ballet and Dance Teacher
STUDYING BA (HONS) BALLET EDUCATION, LRAD
Hayley began her dance training at the age of three, taking classes at her local dance school at the South West School of Dance in Somerset. She studied the Royal Academy of Dance Graded and Vocational Grades, ISTD Tap and Modern and took classes in Contemporary. Hayley performed in many dance and amateur dramatic shows as well as numerous performances with the English Youth Ballet.
After successfully gaining a place at the Royal Academy of Dance in London, Hayley went on to complete her BA in Ballet Education which she was awarded with First Class Honours in 2018. During this time, Hayley also attained the Licentiate of the RAD qualification, which developed her secure knowledge of the RAD syllabus. Alongside her degree she also achieved her ISTD Advanced 1 Tap and Modern and her RAD Advanced 2 vocational exam.
Currently Hayley is working towards qualifications in personal training and fitness, while teaching Ballet, Tap and Barre classes in a number of dance schools across London. Hayley is thrilled to be joining The Georgina Weston Dance Academy.
 
 
 
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.
 
Sophie Clements
Ballet and Dance Teacher
BA (Hons) Ballet Education, RAD RTS, LRAD, ARAD
Sophie grew up in West Sussex where she attended Nicola Miles Theatre Studios, training in many dance styles, with her passion being ballet. Sophie competed in numerous dance festivals, performed in professional pantomimes, and appeared in the touring production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.
In 2007 Sophie was accepted onto the Ballet Education degree course at the Royal Academy of Dance, from which she graduated with Registered Teacher Status, having also studied on the Licentiate programme. Sophie then began a teaching career across London and Surrey. Sophie currently works for a successful dance school and an independent preparatory school in Surrey, and at prestigious nursery schools in London. Additionally, for the past two years Sophie has worked for the Royal Academy of Dance as a trainee teacher mentor and has recently been accepted to examine on the RAD’s Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies programme. Sophie is very pleased to be joining the team at Georgina Weston Dance Academy.
 
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.”
 
Haley Holman
Ballet and Dance Teacher
STUDYING BA (HONS) BALLET EDUCATION, LRAD
Hayley began her dance training at the age of three, taking classes at her local dance school at the South West School of Dance in Somerset. She studied the Royal Academy of Dance Graded and Vocational Grades, ISTD Tap and Modern and took classes in Contemporary. Hayley performed in many dance and amateur dramatic shows as well as numerous performances with the English Youth Ballet.
After successfully gaining a place at the Royal Academy of Dance in London, Hayley went on to complete her BA in Ballet Education which she was awarded with First Class Honours in 2018. During this time, Hayley also attained the Licentiate of the RAD qualification, which developed her secure knowledge of the RAD syllabus. Alongside her degree she also achieved her ISTD Advanced 1 Tap and Modern and her RAD Advanced 2 vocational exam.
Currently Hayley is working towards qualifications in personal training and fitness, while teaching Ballet, Tap and Barre classes in a number of dance schools across London. Hayley is thrilled to be joining The Georgina Weston Dance Academy.