Meet Our Team

<strong>Nicki Temple</strong>
Nicki TemplePrincipal

I.S.T.D Ballet
I.S.T.D Modern
I.S.T.D Tap
Adult Tap and Ballet

Nicki Temple  has been dancing since 2 and and half.Moving from her home in Wales to Manchester when she was four, her parents took her to dance classes in ballet and tap. Her real love was ballet and deeming tap to be “too noisy”, she wanted to stop. Fortunately motherly wisdom kept her attending classes and she was asked to train at one the Royal Academy  of Dance schools in Didsbury to further her training.

When Nicki’s family moved to Orpington, she began to attend classes at The Snowdon Dance Studio’s in Bromley and there she realised that a career in the dance world is what she wanted.

After studying for and taking her dance A level in a year, Nicki gained a place at the prestigious London College of Dance and Drama where she would train to become a performer and teacher.

Leaving college with ISTD Associate Diploma in teaching, Nicki taught at various schools in the area before taking over the dance school she attended as a child.

Since then Nicki has become a Licentiate in Tap and continues to love her work nurturing young people in their love of dance and the theatre arts.

With a passion for writing and singing, Nicki is committed to producing fantastic performing opportunities for students at TAPA and is always keen to try something new.

<strong>Josie Brightwell</strong>
Josie Brightwell


Theatre Company Director
Group Singing

Biog Pending

<strong>Michelle Campbell </strong>
Michelle Campbell

BA HONS Performance Studies, ND Musical Theatre, ISTD DDE
I.S.T.D Ballet
I.S.T.D Modern
I.S.T.D Tap

Biog Pending

<strong>Emily Adams</strong>
Emily Adams

BA Hons

Adult Tap
ISTD Modern

Biog Pending

<strong>Clare Ruby</strong>
Clare RubyDrama

Claire graduated from Guildford School of Acting with a BA Hons in Musical Theatre.She has been teaching since 2000- a mixture of drama and LAMDA. Claire has often been invited back to where she trained, to teach and also direct shows, including some of her own written work. Claire also is a tutor on the foundation acting course there, where she prepares students for the hard task of auditioning for drama school. She has directed many shows including Annie, Fame, Wizard of Oz, Cinderella, Aladdin and is currently directing Seussical The Musical! Claire gets a real buzz from teaching the passionate, talented children at TAPA and thoroughly enjoyed her first show with the school this year and is looking forward to the next project!

<strong>Benjamin Di'Aith</strong>
Benjamin Di'Aith
BA HONS Theatre Dance

Dance Company Choreographer
Adult Lyrical Dance

Biog Pending

<strong>Wendy Ferguson</strong>
Wendy Ferguson

BA MUS HON, LGSMD, Masters in Music Performance – Guildhall School of Music and Drama

Theatre Company

Biog Pending


Angela Bulley

Teaching Assistants
Sadie Entwistle
Phoebe Lewis
Jessica Bulley
Connie Temple
Ella Willis

Rosie Hancock
Hannah Bulley
Megan Aldridge
Rachel Piper

We are very proud that our evening time reception staff is made up entirely of senior TAPA students. Most have been at the school since they were very young and really understand how the school works. We are very proud of the way they conduct themselves and are an absolute asset to the business.

TAPAParents' Association
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