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TEACHERS

GET TO KNOW YOUR 

AMY MEIKLE

PRINICPAL

MUSICAL THEATRE & ELITE TEAM

Amy trained professionally at SLP College Leeds where she gained a National Diploma in Professional Musical Theatre and also became an Associate of the London College of Music. She has a variety of experience within the industry. Her credits include; Guys And Dolls (Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage), Footloose (Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage), CoLaS Awards 2008 – Dance Captain (Harrogate International Centre), That’s Entertainment (The Alhambra, Bradford), Barney’s Girl (City Varieties, Leeds).

 

Amy has been teaching for over 20 years and Freedom really is a dream come true for Amy, she loves to see her students shine and develop as performers as they grow in confidence. There is no better reward than to be part of a students success and to watch them achieve their goals.

Dream, Believe, Achieve.

SAM ELLIS

ISTD Ballet, ISTD Tap, ISTD Modern, Acrobatic Arts & Elite Team

Sam trained at SLP College on their 3 year musical theatre course where she also gained her teaching qualifications with the ISTD. After graduating Sam worked as a professional dancer and dance captain abroad for over 3 years. On returning to the UK Sam started teaching again at several schools across Yorkshire. However in 2016 Sam joined our Faculty full time teaching only Freedom Students.

She is an asset to the team, the children adore her and we feel very lucky to have her teaching for us!

ISTD Ballet, ISTD Tap, Jazz, Acrobatic Arts, Elite Team

SOPHIE CUSSONS

Street Dance & Acrobatic Arts

Sophie started her training at Freedom when we first opened in 2010. She is a Freedom OG and we have loved watching her follow her dream and become the fabulous teacher she is today.

Sophie also trained at SLP College in Garforth gaining her national diploma in Professional Musical Theatre. In addition she also has a teaching qualification with the IDTA in Freestyle and recently completed her Module One training with Acrobatic Arts.

 

She has many performing credits and vast experience in the industry dancing with various choreographers and performers. She still regularly takes classes herself to ensure she is forever learning and gaining knowledge. Sophie has always excelled in commercial and street dance, no one performs quite like Soph and it makes us so proud that she is back at Freedom to inspire our students and the next generation. 

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LYNETTE LEIGH

Jazz and Stretch & Conditioning

Lynette trained at Bird College, where she graduated with a First Class (BA Hons) in 2015. She has since spent her time as a freelance choreographer and teacher, delivering classes and workshops in dance and musical theatre across Yorkshire.

Recent works include:
Choreographer for ‘Bouncers’ (2018), directed by John Godber.
Choreographer for ‘Shakers’ - Under New Management’ (2022), directed by John Godber. 
Understudy for Belle in Theatre Royal Wakefield’s pantomime ‘Beauty and The Beast’ (2021).

We are thrilled to have Lynette join our faculty, her choreography is absolutely stunning and we are so excited for the future.

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