Teaching Staff

Director / Principal of Dronfield Dance & Theatre Academy
Sally Wragg – Fellow IDTA

  • Fellowship IDTA (FBt, FMj, LTap, ATc)
  • YMCA RSA Exercise to Music
  • BTEC National Diploma in Performing Arts (Distinction)
  • Acrobatic Arts Certified (Module One)
  • Progressive Ballet Technique Certified
  • Be Activated (Level 1 & 2)
  • Choreographer
  • DBS Enhanced, Safe Guarding and First Aid Trained

Sally began dancing at the age of 2 and trained at the Constance Grant Dance Centre where she qualified for both her Professional Artist examinations in all four core subjects of theatre dance and received scholarship nominations in her Ballet, Tap and Modern Jazz examinations, as well as gaining several Professional Teaching qualifications in the same subjects. She has over 25 years of teaching experience and also coaches for teacher training and theatre school preparation, she is very proud to have several of her pupils who have successfully gained places at varying Theatre Schools in London and Blackpool and are now dancing professionally.

Sally has completed a ‘Be Activated’ course (Level 1and 2) with Douglas Heel BSc in Physiotherapy and is the only dance teacher in the region that specialises in this technique. She has choreographed and performed in many shows in Sheffield and was honoured to be asked by Croft House Theatre Company to choreograph for them – ‘The Sound of Music’ in March 2012 (at the Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield) and ‘Acorn Antiques’ for March 2013. Sally worked alongside Adrian Allsopp a Professional West End Director/Choreographer for their production Grease back in March 2014. Sally has since choreographed ‘Sister Act’ and ‘Into the Woods’

Sally is a strong believer in continuing training to keep up to date and has recently successfully certified in Acrobatic Arts (module one) and Progressive Ballet Technique.

Ellie Hudson – Associate IDTA

  • Associate IDTA (ABt)
  • 1 year at Liverpool Theatre College
  • Progressive Ballet Technique Certified
  • DBS cert

Ellie began dancing at a young age, trained by Miss Sally she studied to a high level taking artist examinations in Ballet, Tap, Modern Jazz, Theatrecraft and Musical Theatre. In 2010, Ellie successfully gained a place at the Liverpool Theatre College where she studied Musical Theatre for 1 year, before returning home to continue her training here at DDTA with Miss Sally. In 2011, Ellie successfully gained her first IDTA Associate teaching qualification in Ballet and is now teaching as a qualified member of staff at the school.

Ellie is a member of Croft House Theatre Company a local amateur group and enjoys performing at the Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield, where in 2011 she took the principal role of Liesal in Croft’s production of the ‘Sound of Music’ 2012 and also played the leading role of Sandy in their latest production of ‘Grease’ in March 2014. Ellie also successfully auditioned for a principal role in the National Youth Musical Theatre and she performed at a London Theatre in August 2013

Eleanor Allbones – IDTA Level 4 Diploma

  • IDTA Level 4 Modern Jazz and Ballet
    ATLC Diploma in Teaching Theatre Arts
  • Progressive Ballet Technique Certified
  • DBS Certified, Safe Guarding and First Aid Trained

Eleanor began dancing at age 4 and along with studying for exams with the IDTA and RAD, successfully auditioned for a place on the Yorkshire Young Dancers Scheme at the Northern School of Contemporary Dance in Leeds, during which she attended classes in Leeds 3 times a week for a year.

In 2012, she was accepted onto the one-year intensive course in musical theatre at Performance Preparation Academy in Guildford. Here she had professional standard training in ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, voice and acting. It was during her time here that she gained her ATCL diploma in teaching theatre arts.

After graduating PPA, Eleanor moved back to Sheffield in order to continue her teacher training and is currently studying to complete her IDTA Level 4 qualifications in all 4 subjects under the tuition of Miss Sally.

Eleanor has been performing with musical theatre societies since 2006 and has performed in many shows including Carousel, White Christmas, Beauty and the Beast, West Side Story and Legally Blonde.

In 2011, Eleanor passed her Grade 8 Musical Theatre exam with distinction and was invited to perform at a concert for the highest scoring candidates in Sheffield.

Sami Jones – Pre-Associate Part 1 Ballet

  • Pre-Associate Ballet Part 1
  • BA Hons Primary Education
  • Acrobatic Arts Certified
  • Progressive Ballet Technique Certified
  • DBS Enhanced, Safeguarding and First Aid Trained.

Sami began dancing at a young age, training at Shirley Tindall School of Theatre Dance.  She studied to a high level, taking artist examinations in Ballet, Tap and Modern Jazz. She took part in numerous dance school shows, pantomimes as a youth member of Dronfield light opera group and shows with Rotherham Operatic society.

In 2010 she danced on the Fantasia stage at Disneyland Paris in a performance to celebrate the Girl Guiding Centenary.

Sami studied a year of a sports science degree before qualifying as a primary teacher in 2014 and is currently teaching in Early Years. She joined Dronfield Dance and Theatre Academy in 2015, attending ballet, tap and dance advance classes and taking part in the school show in 2017.

After assisting with classes at DDTA for the past 12 months, Sami’s passion for teaching dance was refuelled and she is now in training towards her IDTA Level 4 Ballet teaching qualifications under the guidance of Miss Sally.

Louise Watson – IDTA Associate Modern Jazz

  • IDTA Associate Modern Jazz
  • BA Hons Theatre and Perfromance
  • Aerial Hoop Trained
  • DBS Enhanced

Louise has danced from a young age taking part in numerous shows and competitions throughout her childhood. She gained a BA Hons degree in Theatre and Performance, before furthering her training with a three year course in dance and musical theatre at Renaissance Arts Conservatoire, and also training in aerial hoop.

Louise gained an IDTA Associate qualification during this time and has been teaching for the last 8 years

Alongside teaching, over the past few years Louise has danced professionally in various period dramas for both BBC and ITV, been part of touring pantomimes for schools and performed in children’s shows and charity events.

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