Meet the team
We're a small, dedicated team with a passion for all types of dance. Each of us has our own style and strengths, with many years of dancing and teaching experience behind us. We are committed to helping each and every one of our pupils to reach their full potential, and enjoy every step of their journey along the way!
Read more about our team members below...
Principal, Angel School of Dance
Angela started ballet at the age of seven and added tap at 10 years old under the guidance of Nicola Ball in Woolaston. Within a short time, Angela knew that all she ever wanted to do was to dance and this ambition combined with her natural talent gave her the opportunity to audition for various dance institutions. Although offered places, Angela made the decision not to leave home but to start on a teaching path and complete her teaching qualifications with the British Ballet Organisation (BBO).
By the age of 15 and supported by her parents, Angela, whilst working on her qualifications, established the Angel School of Dance, building what is now a well-known, busy and thriving dance school offering Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Street, Lyrical and Musical Theatre. The dance school was asked by the BBO to include Musical Theatre in 2016 and has the honour of being one of only a few premises offering BBO Musical Theatre examination opportunities.
Angela is a member of Dance UK and the Guild of Professional Teachers of Dance and Movement to Music & Dramatic Arts.
Angela is dedicated to dance and works extremely hard inspiring the same level of dedication in all her pupils. She believes you must give your all to be your best, and always has high expectations of their ability to achieve.
Although Angela’s parents are no longer with us, she has a loyal team, which she calls her dance family, working with her to continue offering the highest quality dance teaching to Chepstow and the surrounding area.
Teacher, Jazz & Street
Charlotte attended Angel School of Dance from a very young age. Her talent in both ballet and tap was recognised and nurtured through both exams and show performances. From the age of eleven, Charlotte also attended the Urdang Academy in Covent Garden as an associate and over the following five years performed at the Peacock Theatre, Covent Garden in the regular end of term shows.
Charlotte left school at the age of 16 and went on complete a two-year course studying dance at Filton college. Following completion of this course she attended Dance Academy South West to gain a higher qualification in a variety of dance styles including: modern, contemporary and American tap, whilst also continuing building on her ballet, tap and jazz experience.
It was during this time that her love of street/jazz dance started, learning different routines and techniques from teachers who had performed in the West End and the world Hip Hop champion Charlie Bedford. Charlotte was fortunate to be one of five chosen to perform with the Russian Ballet in Swan Lake and Coppelia at the Bristol Hippodrome as well as the opera Aida.
Charlotte is now teaching a variety of jazz styles and street classes to pupils from the age of 7 years helping to build their confidence. She is keen to continue bringing new styles of dance to the school, and will be offering more workshops as well as entering pupils for competitions in the coming year.
Teaching Assistant, Ballet & Tap
Jess has been dancing with Angela since the age of three. At fourteen, she began attending more classes to improve her ballet technique with the ambition to progress to dance school, but soon realised her passion for teaching. She then began planning and teaching extra classes and assisting in most lessons throughout the week.
After four years of helping Angela, Jess was persuaded to give up dancing and study for her law degree at Cardiff University with a view to pursuing further training within the legal profession. Jess graduated in 2012 and started a job in a law firm. However, after volunteering to help backstage at the most recent show, Jess rekindled her love of teaching, and returned to dancing in May 2016.
With Angela’s support, Jess is now undertaking her teaching qualifications with the BBO, and has recently completed her Level 4 qualification. She hopes to continue teaching ballet and tap, coaching students through exams and encouraging performance opportunities in future projects.
Dance School Manager
Pat first became involved with the dance school in 1981 when her two young daughters declared their love for dance and joined Angela’s Ballet & Tap classes in Tutshill.
Both Lisa and Becca danced with Angela until the age of 18 and participated in many shows.
As one of the ‘dance mums’ who was also a dab hand with a needle and thread, Pat was soon roped into making costumes. And although many now know her as ‘Pat the costume lady’, Pat also dedicates her time to managing the admin of the dance school, as Angela’s right-hand women.
In her own words: It’s a busy, but fulfilling and enjoyable role.
Read our blogs
With a week to go until the start of this year’s production, we just wanted to remind you of the arrangements for next weekend: No glitter will be allowed during the dress rehearsal or performances Please ensure any allergy information we need to be aware of is...
Please follow the link to the full Pupil Costume list. You will also find a printed version on the Angel School of Dance notice board in Chepstow Leisure Centre Cafe, the Community rooms and Dance Studio. Master Costume List for...
Date & Venue: Saturday 23rd February and Sunday 24th February, Blake Theatre, Monmouth Times: Saturday 09:00 Dress Rehearsal 14:30 Matinee Performance 19:00 Evening Performance Sunday 14:00 Matinee Performance Tickets: Online:...