Katie Readman – Principal
Katie began dancing from the young age of 4 in ballet, tap and modern. She has always concentrated on getting her entire dance exams completed in all dance styles & completing the Associate qualifications. Whilst working for those exams, she also regularly competed on the festival circuit. Having completed LAMDA exams and ESB to make her an all round performer, she went onto complete Alevels in Dance and Performing Arts. Furthering her training she completed training at Phil Winstons theatreworks studying lyrical/contemporary, musical theatre, commercial & drama. Katie has further qualifications in modern, advanced ballet/ tap, cheer and acrobatic arts and currently working towards baby massage, baby yoga and sensory qualifications which will be completed by September 2021 in time for KTZ grand studio opening.
Maisie has been dancing and performing since the age of 4. She trained in ISTD Tap, Ballet, Modern and Jazz as well as competing in Festivals including All England Dance Finals at the Hackney Empire. At age 15, Maisie was successfully awarded the Hampshire Dance Bursary which encouraged her to explore other dance styles such as commercial and contemporary. She then went on to successfully audition Hampshire Youth Dance Company where she was a member for three years. Maisie was lucky enough to perform at events such as Matthew Bournes New Adventures “Edward Scissor Hands”, “Lift Off” and “UDance” Finals.
Sarah has had a passion for dance for as long as she can remember. Starting dance lessons at 3 years old, before moving to Ktz at age 11. While being at Ktz Sarah was included in the Ktz competition teams competing at regular local competitions and also competitions down south. Sarah also accompanied Ktz on their trips to Disney Dance Camp where they came away as champions on numerous occasions.
Sarah then went on to study a Level 3 Diploma in dance at the Professional Performance Programme at Runshaw College and successfully came away with a distinction.
Ash first incorporated dancing and performing in his life since the age of 11. He trained at KTZ dance for many years where he first grew confidence as a dancer and performing in many events. At the age of 14 Ash did his first competition where himself and the KTZ dance competition team went to Disney Dance Camp Competition and that was the time Ashley had the passion and love for the industry of Dancing.
My name is Jess, I started dancing at the age of 6. I have trained in various dance styles including Street-dance, Latin, Commercial and Contemporary along with Gymnastics and Trampolining. However at the age of 14, I found my love for the aerial arts, especially aerial hoop and Silks, which is where my passion lies, and after years of training I decided I would love to teach and therefore I became a qualified instructor.
I have currently been teaching a range of different classes for 2 years at Unique Dance and Fitness and help to run adult camps, kids holiday clubs and parties. I enjoy teaching both aerial and dance classes to all ages from 5-50+ and love seeing the progression of my students, helping them to develop new skills.
Ellie Campbell - Studio Assistant
I started my dancing journey at 5 years old doing hip hop. I then joined ktz to explore more dance styles. I started ktz when I was 6 years old starting with ballet then leading on to many more different styles of dance. Since i have been a part of KTZ i’ve gained a real passion for dance and improved on my technique. Within the time i have been part of the family i have been honoured to be part of the festival team containing many amazing opportunities such as the disney dance camp competition this is when i fell in love with dancing even more. Since i have been at ktz i have volunteered to help with the younger children on a saturday for many years.
Olivia Burrows Fielding - Studio Assistant
Olivia has always had a passion for dancing and begun dance lessons with Ktz at the age of 6. Olivia has been part of the Ktz competition teams since we began competing. competing in both group dances and as a solo dancer at local and national competitions, including competitions at Disney Dance Camp Paris where she competed as a solo dancer and part of our group teams. Olivia is also interested in musical theatre and intends to study dance and musical theatre at college and hopes to pursue this as a career.
Sienna has attended KTZ Dance for over 5 years. In that period she has grown in confidence and has hugely benefited from being part of such a friendly and well organized dance school. On a number of occasions she has had the opportunity to participate in competitions, summer camps and themed workshops which she has thoroughly enjoyed. She has met a number of new friends through dance and the students are like an extended family. Being a student at the school as not only benefitted Sienna’s confidence but its improved her overall health and wellbeing and given her skill and talent she will have forever. I would highly recommend this dance school to any parent in a heartbeat.
I honestly can’t recommend this dance school enough. My daughter has been attending for 7 years now and the school really is her second home with the teachers and pupils being her second family. At the age of 2 the teachers held her hand and encouraged her to join classes, and over the years have helped build her confidence and supported her through all her issues which has helped sculpt the person is she today. The school also provides students with some great opportunities including monthly workshops with some well known choreographers, holiday clubs and competitions. Students can take the exams for various styles or dance for fun, there is no pressure it’s down to choice. If your looking for a dance school for your child to have fun, feel welcome and develop in more ways than one then Ktz is the one.
My daughter has been dancing at KTZ Dance since she was two years old. What started off as something fun to do on a Saturday has turned in to something that she absolutely adores. She has made so many friends and her confidence has soared. KTZ has a real family feel – everyone looks after and champions each other, whether it’s in classes or competitions. Such a wonderful dance school that I would recommend without hesitation