PRINCIPALS AND TEACHERS
Katie Rix LPTD (Dist.) – Co-principal and teacher
Katie began dancing at the age of two, and as she got older studied towards her teaching exams until she went away to Cambridge University at 18 years old. Whilst at university, Katie was heavily involved with the dance society, as president for two years, as well as teaching tap. After returning from university, Katie met Leanne and together they completed their teaching exams and opened Dance Trix! Katie has a PhD in Developmental Psychology and spends her time running Dance Trix, teaching for the Open University and being a mummy to Maisie and Courtney. Katie is also a qualified examiner with the Professional Teachers of Dancing.
Leanne Curry LPTD (Dist.) – Co-Principal and teacher
Leanne began dancing at the age of three- She has always enjoyed performing and has danced in several West End stages in dance showcases throughout her childhood and teenage years while undertaking various dance exams. While at college, she spent her evenings and the summer months working at after school clubs and activity centres where she grew a passion for helping children to learn. A later degree from the London College of Fashion and subsequently working in a buying office then led her to pursue her creative side and she is often seen at a sewing machine fixing costumes for the annual Dance Trix show! She became a mum to baby Adam in December 2018 and has recently taken on some voluntary work at a local theatre.
Katie and Leanne lead on all our adult and children’s classes and are both fully DBS checked, licensed chaperones and first aid trained.
SUPPORT AND SUPPLY TEACHERS
You may also occasionally see the following teachers representing or supporting Dance Trix:
Sam Cadman Stu.PTD- Teaching Support
Sam started dancing when she was 2 years old and passed many exams in Tap, Ballet and Modern, reaching teaching level when she was 16. Sam has danced at many showcases, dancing at theatres such as Her Majesty’s Theatre and Royal Albert Hall. Sam has also danced multiple times at Disneyland Paris and has been privileged to perform in the Disney parades. After a break from dancing Sam is currently attending our Advanced classes, and is working towards taking more of her teaching exams. Sam is a DBS checked licensed chaperone.
Molly Sylvester Stu.PTD- Teaching Support
Molly has danced for most of her life and has also been attending Dance Trix advanced classes for several years, completing various teaching exams and appearing in our annual showcases! Molly used to run our South Hanningfield branch and helps with our Rose Group on a Saturday and is a DBS checked licensed chaperone.
Natalie Rix- Class Helper
Natalie started dancing at a young age and began dancing at Dance Trix winter 2015. She recently gained her Grade 2 Hip Hop and Grade 3 Ballet. She is currently working towards her lyrical exams and Grade 4 tap. Natalie attends classes on Thursdays and Saturdays and assists Katie on Wednesdays with Mini Street and Blue Group . She aspires to be a dance teacher in the future and is pleased to get the opportunity to work towards this.
Edith Bullock- Class Helper
Edith has been a dancer with Dance Trix since 2013. She helps out in Lilac Group on Saturdays after her own class and enjoys working with younger children. Edith recently gained her Grade 2 Hip Hop and Grade 3 Ballet and is currently working towards her Grade 2 Lyrica and Grade 4 tap. She hopes to be a primary school teacher in the future and is grateful to get the experience at Dance Trix.
Lily Atkins – Class helper
Lily started dancing at Dance Trix at the age of 4, and has been a part of the Dance Trix family for 8 years now. She currently attendes hip hop and lyrical classes on a Thursday, and ballet, tap and jazz on a Saturday. Lily absolutely enjoys appearing in the summer showcases each year. She recently started helping out with Red group on a Friday evening, which she loves, and is enjoying the experience of working with younger children.
Denise Saitch- Administration Support
Denise, who is Katie’s mum, has been with Dance Trix for a few years now. She joined as one of the original beginner adult tap dancers, but whilst at Dance Trix has now obtained her Gold Medal in Tap. Although learning to dance later in life, she is no stranger to the world of dance having had daughters who all danced from an early age. Outside of Dance Trix Denise is an Invigilator for GCSE and A Levels at a Chelmsford Grammar School.
Denise is our Saturday receptionist / administrative support at our Saturday lessons and is a fully DBS checked licensed chaperone, and first aid trained.
Tiffany Stuckey and Kerry Streeter
As mums to one of our Red Group students, Red Group parents will see Tiffany or Kerry at class seeing children in and out of the studio and supporting with toilet runs and shoe changes! Both Tiffany and Kerry are fully DBS checked.
We also have a number of wonderful DBS checked licensed chaperones who support our dance school at events.