Your Principal: Joan E. Gibbs, LISTD, DDE
... trained full-time at Laine Theatre Arts under Betty Laine OBE, before
granting wishes and winning her Equity card as a pantomime Principal Fairy in Neath and Waltham Abbey, besides teaching in New Malden and Hurlingham School. Touring in dance groups in the Far East and Turkey was followed by running a dance group in Turkey and the UK while teaching in Clapham, Forest Gate and Wapping. Teaching a wide range of classes, from nursery schools to vocational colleges, e.g. ISTD Modern at ALRA,(Academy of Live and Recorded Arts), and ISTD Ballet at Ravenscourt Theatre School (for children aged 6-16) has provided a wealth of experience in every class situation and enhanced my desire to bring dance to everyone!