BIOGRAPHY - VICTORIA ARNETT LRAD ARAD RAD RTS


Victoria Arnett  danced from the age of 5 years, successfully auditioning for the renowned Bush Davies School in East Grinstead where she combined studying a wide range of dance subjects with A-levels.
Subsequently she completed the 3-year Teacher Training course at the Royal Academy of 
Dance in London, gaining the Licentiate Diploma.

Her first teaching engagement took her to Norway, the next to Germany where she stayed 
for many years.
In an interlude from teaching she joined a ballet company where she was chosen to dance 
leading roles in all the ballet productions in addition to dancing in operas, operettas and musicals.
Remaining in Germany she taught ballet, jazz and contemporary dance to children and adults 
and creative dance for children at several dance schools in different regions.

During the last few years she was invited to hold jazz dance workshops for teachers.
She has entered pupils for RAD ballet exams for a number of years with a 100% success rate. 
She opened Brighton & Hove Dance Academy in September 2007.

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BIOGRAPHY -
KIRSTY RUSSELL RAD RTS

 

Kirsty grew up in New Zealand and started dancing from the age of five. Her passion for dance continued as she worked through RAD and BTDA grade work in ballet and jazz. This led her to study a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Studies and a Graduate Diploma in Primary Teaching, where she held a Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarship for dance whist studying.
Alongside her study and dance in New Zealand she also began teaching RAD ballet as well as other classes for a local dance school.
 
She moved to England in 2013 where she danced with a local Southampton dance company before moving to Brighton. She is now focusing on specifically teaching the RAD syllabus and last year passed her exams to gain a Diploma in Dance Teaching Studies with the RAD. She is really enjoying teaching students of Brighton and Hove Dance Academy.