Donna Wilcox – Principal
Miss Donna trained at top London dance colleges and gained her BA Hons . She also represented her college in the Dans-ez prize winner competition at The Place,London. On graduation was awarded the “most promising in classical ballet” trophie. Also she has been awarded the prestigious ARAD from the Royal Academy of Dance.
Miss Donna is now an examiner for the IDTA and holds fellowship qualifications in all ballet,tap,modern and theatrecraft. ” I am honoured to be an ambassador of the IDTA and thoroughly enjoy my role as examiner ”
I am so excited to be part of the new West Midlands team for the chance to dance programme as an Associate Dance Artist and our school being an Associate Dance school for the Royal Ballet and Royal Opera House.
After graduating from college miss D spent years performing professionally theatre and tv with credits such as spirit of dance, Wembley , e&b productions, clothes show, BBC, casualty, dalziel and pascoe , Tom Jones, plus much more .
Miss D still is actively choreographing for productions ,competitions and special events and is an adjudicator also for theatre festivals and other competitions.
Charlotte Davies – Head Of Lower School
Miss Charlotte has trained as a teacher with miss d and is a happy and caring teacher with a great rapport with the younger children especially !
Miss Charlotte gained her BA Hons in choreography at Chichester university. miss Charlotte also has her post graduate qualifications in education in various areas. (See qualifications)
Miss Charlotte is head of lower school and is also joint principal of elite academy Fradley branch.
miss Charlotte is also extremely involved with the academic side of elite and delivers gcse and A level dance as well as outstanding comittement to our festival team . This year she organised her own festival SSTAF.
About Elite Academy of Performing Arts …
Elite Academy is based in Lichfield town centre close to train and bus stations. The academy has 4 studios with barres, mirrors and harlequine flooring.
Elite was established in 1999 where classes were taken in church halls in surrounding villages. On purchasing the studio in 2003 we still continue to have branches in surrounding areas with our newest branch being Fradley.
Elite has an excellent reputation of producing well rounded performers but more importantly confident and “nice” students! Being a member of elite is like being part of a big family and where all students are encouraged to reach their full potential be it a once a week child who enjoys classes as a hobby or the professional student.
Elite has many performing opportunities from recitals of class work, major productions, showcase, displays and fetes, cabarets, festival competitions. Exam success is always outstanding with students gaining the highest marks within the region.
Elite Academy is 22 years old and in this time has grown to be one of the most respected schools within the region for outstanding exam success as well as holding championship titles and having a 100% success rate in GCSE and A level dance and audition placements at top London colleges on degree courses.
At elite the ethos is “professional training in a fun environment” and this has proven to be a key secret where students who are once a week students or those who train with us full time !!
We have seen over the years students bloom and reach their full potential. We nurture our students and give guidance to the students who wish to take performing arts as a career.
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