Janet Marshall started her career in dance with a Royal Academy of Dance scholarship and furthered her training with a diploma from the Ballet Rambert. She worked in the professional theatre both in London and around the UK for a number of years before founding her own dance school in Cheltenham in 19XX.
Over the years this has grown to include branch schools, which deliver dance to a wide area surrounding Cheltenham. Cheltenham Ladies College, Dean Close School and St Edwards School all now have dance delivered by Janet and her team. Janet is the area organiser of the ISTD Cotswold region and has been a major examiner for many years in ballet, modern theatre and tap, both in the UK and internationally. Most recently she has been elected to the ballet committee of the Imperial Society. Many of her former pupils are now working around the world as professional dancers, teachers and examiners.
Emma Preece began her dance training at Janet Marshall Dance Studios when she was ten years old and has now been working as part of the team for 12 years. Whilst studying for her BA (Hons) degree in Community Studies at the University of Gloucestershire she started her teacher training with Mrs Marshall.
Emma graduated from the University of Gloucestershire in 2002 and took up her position teaching at Janet Marshall Dance studios. Emma holds her Certificate in Dance Education teaching qualification in Imperial Ballet, Tap and Modern Theatre. Emma has also gained a licentiate of the ISTD and is now a qualified tutor for the Dance Centre. When Emma is not teaching at J.M.D.S she very much enjoys spending time with her son.
Lauren began her training at the age of 4 at Dance Pointe in Stroud, studying Imperial Classical Ballet, Modern Theatre and Tap.
During this time she took part in many productions, concerts, and fashion shows for clients such as Giorgio Armani and Donna Karen. At 19, after a year away in London at University she decided to transfer to the University of Gloucestershire to complete her business degree but at the same time pursue her love for teaching dance and choreography and start her teacher training here at Janet Marshall Dance Studios. She currently holds the DDE status with the ISTD.
Born in Cheltenham, Sarah spent her early training at Janet Marshall's, and received a scholarship diploma in Jazz dance and Commercial theatre at Elmhurst School for Dance.
On graduating she was awarded the Sir John Mill Memorial award for performance in Dancing, Singing and Acting.
After a taste of performing she decided that her true love was for teaching and choreographing.
Since then she has gained her teaching qualifications and currently holds the licentiate status of the ISTD.
Sarah joined the teaching faculty at JMDS in September 2006 where she has had the opportunity to choreography for various shows, festivals and ISTD competitions where her successes include being presented with the Gwen Carter Award for choreography at the Marjorie Davis Star Tap awards in 2013.
Sarah has spent time guest teaching at Elmhurst School for Dance and more recently joined their teaching faculty working in both the school and on their Associate programme.
Sarah Harvey was born in Cheltenham and spent her early training at Janet Marshall Dance Studios. She then received a scholarship to complete a three-year diploma course in jazz dance and commercial theatre at Elmhurst School for Dance. On graduating she was awarded the Sir John Mills Memorial award for performance in dancing, singing and acting. After a taste of performing she decided that her true love was teaching and choreographing. She gained her foundation in dance instruction teaching qualifications in imperial classical ballet, modern theatre and tap and is currently studying towards her certificate in dance education. Sarah joined the teaching faculty at Janet Marshall Dance Studios in 2006, where she has had the opportunity to choreograph pieces for many festivals and shows.
Louise Partridge was educated at Pates Grammar School in Cheltenham and spent her teenage years being trained by Cheltenham’s finest drama teachers, Enid Barraclough and Janice Keen as well as spending many happy years as part of the Cheltenham Children's Theatre.
She then moved away to train at Redroofs Theatre School before graduating and beginning her working career as an actress. After being asked to return to Redroofs as a part time teacher, Louise discovered a passion for drama in education so went on to gain a PGCE in Theatre and Education from Central School of Speech and Drama and an MEd at the University of Gloucestershire. She has taught in many various schools and colleges, becoming Performing Arts Coordinator at the National Star College and Head of Drama at Wycliffe College in Stonehouse and joining the Janet Marshall faculty. Louise later became Head of Education for the Everyman Theatre in Cheltenham for many years whilst running 'TwoCan' her own Inclusive Theatre Company, which she still runs
Sarah began dancing from a young age at a Dance Studios in Gloucester. Her passion for dance developed to the point where she decided that a career in dance was definitely for her. After working in London during 2017/18, Sarah returned to Cheltenham and began teaching with Janet Marshall Dance Studios. Sarah has gone on to complete both Diploma in Dance Instruction and Diploma in Dance Education through Janet Marshall Dance Centre; training in Ballet, Modern and Jazz.
Since working at JMDS Sarah has gained experience in teaching all age groups and dance styles, both for festivals and exams and is looking to develop further in her teaching role and qualifications. Sarah also works part time as a health and fitness instructor which she thoroughly enjoys.
Jessica began dancing when she was 2.5 years old. She trained in Bristol and took part in many festivals and competitions from the age of 3; she has frequently been a finalist at All England Dance competitions, ISTD Janet Cram and Imperial Ballet Awards and has won scholarships for performances with Regional and English Youth Ballet.
Jessica studied at Elmhurst Ballet School and whilst there performed in the Nutcracker with Birmingham Royal Ballet. After leaving Elmhurst Jessica continued following the ISTD and RAD syllabi gaining her Advanced 2 exams in Ballet, Tap and Modern. Jessica was also a Ballet Cymru Associate where she developed her classical and contemporary repertoire including pieces from Giselle, Coppelia Sleeping Beauty and performed Midsomer Nights Dream with the Company.
Jessica aims to further her Teacher Qualifications here at Janet Marshall Dance Studios, she enjoys teaching all dance genres but has a passion for classical work and performance.
Angela Lynch is a qualified nurse with experience in casualty, occupation health and safety and also in GP practices. She has a certificate at level 3 in teaching and assessing as well as an additional qualification in respiratory medicine specialising in asthma and COPD.
Angela has been working at Janet Marshall Dance Studios for the last three years, teaching on both the FDI and CDE courses in Health and Safety and Lifespan Development. This has enabled her to use her nursing experience in a different setting and also allowed her to fulfil a second passion, teaching. She uses several teaching methods; lectures with PowerPoint and class debate, self directed learning, and has also developed CD’s to help with both learning and revision. Angela is currently in the process of developing a website to help with topics and revision.
Beth grew up in Herefordshire and began dancing at the age of 4, studying Imperial Ballet, Modern and Tap. Developing a strong passion for dance, she decided to pursue a career in ballet teaching. Beth attended Janet Marshall’s Dance Centre and completed her DDI in Imperial Ballet in 2016, before successfully gaining a place at the Royal Academy of Dance, London. She graduated with a BA (Hons) in Ballet Education and RAD Registered Teacher Status in 2019. Whilst studying for her degree, Beth expanded her expertise by completing her DDE in Imperial Ballet and became a certified Progressing Ballet Technique teacher.
Since graduating Beth has gained much experience teaching a range of ages and abilities in RAD and ISTD dance schools across London, as well as working as part of English National Ballet School’s junior team. During this time she developed a great interest in the science behind the training of ballet and as a result she will be pursuing an MSc in Strength and Conditioning in September 2020 at Hartpury University. Upon graduating she hopes to work with vocational ballet students providing training programmes to prepare them for the demands of 21st century ballet.
Beth is very excited to be a part of the team at JMDS.
Nyah Killeen began dancing at Janet Marshall Dance Studios at the age of 4 studying Imperial Classical Ballet, Modern Theatre and Tap Dance. During this time, she competed at many festivals and performed in the local pantomime as well as having many more opportunities through Janet Marshall Dance studios.
After leaving school in year 11 she went on to study a Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport Fitness at Hartpury College and has decided to combine fitness and dance together and is currently completing her DDE’s in all three dance genres. Nyah is currently in the second year of further teacher training here at JMDS and hopes to gain more experience whilst furthering her dance teaching career.