Meet our dynamic, dedicated team of fitness and dance tutors

Find Come One Dance Academy at Unit 13, Shakespeare Industrial Estate in Watford. To contact the school, call 01923 465867 or email us at info@comeonedanceacademy.co.uk.

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MEET OUR DYNAMIC, DEDICATED TEAM OF FITNESS AND DANCE TUTORS

Find Come One Dance Academy at Unit 13, Shakespeare Industrial Estate in Watford.

 

To contact the school, call 01923 465867 or email us at info@comeonedanceacademy.co.uk

Sophie Martin

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Principal, owner and founder

Sophie was trained at the Italia Conti Academy where she completed a Diploma in Performing Arts. Unfortunately she suddenly required operations on both knees which led her to make a tough choice and step away from stage. She then went on to receive her teacher’s qualification ‘Level 5 Diploma in Education & Training’, being asked to lecture and become a tutor for West Herts College on the ‘Level 3 BTEC Diploma in Performing Arts’ course.


Sophie developed a passion for teaching and providing students with the best and most current training possible. Through current knowledge, research and networking she has developed many contacts throughout the industry enabling her to provide the most up to date and progressive training. Sophie also puts together outstanding opportunities for her pupils, which include organising workshops and intensives with some of the best artists in the industry.

Amie Mills

Commercial/Hip Hop

Amie trained at Italia Conti Academy in London through the Theatre arts school and Student course. She graduated with a diploma in musical theatre and revived top of her year in dance for three years running. 

Since graduating Amie has been working as a dancer and teacher around the UK. 

Credits include: UK artist tour Dennis Coleman, the first series of ‘The Greatest Dancer’ on BBC One with Company Jinks, Dancer for Fabletics campaign, assistant choreographer for Pixie Lott and Strictly professionals, along with numerous music videos and more. 

Amie has a strong passion for choreography and teaching. She loves to share her experience and knowledge with the next generation of dancers.

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Amie Mills

Commercial/Hip Hop

Amie trained at Italia Conti Academy in London through the Theatre arts school and Student course. She graduated with a diploma in musical theatre and revived top of her year in dance for three years running. 

Since graduating Amie has been working as a dancer and teacher around the UK. 

Credits include: UK artist tour Dennis Coleman, the first series of ‘The Greatest Dancer’ on BBC One with Company Jinks, Dancer for Fabletics campaign, assistant choreographer for Pixie Lott and Strictly professionals, along with numerous music videos and more. 

Amie has a strong passion for choreography and teaching. She loves to share her experience and knowledge with the next generation of dancers.

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Joy Redington

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RAD Ballet

Joy is a professional ballet dancer, ballet teacher and a personal trainer. She graduated from one of the leading ballet schools in the world, Perm State Ballet School, Russia. Upon graduating she received a diploma as a professional ballet artist and ballet teacher. Joy also completed a year with the prestigious English National Ballet School, London, in their post graduate Trainee Programme.

 

During her career as a freelance ballet dancer, she has performed with the Saint Petersburg Ballet Theatre Konstantin Tachkin touring all over the world to places such as New York and Washington D.C (US), Paris (France), Finland and Shanghai (China).

 

Joy has several years of experience in various styles of classical ballet including Vaganova Russian Method, RAD,  ISTD Cecchetti and Bolshoi Russian method, completing all exams with distinctions. Besides ballet Joy also has experience in contemporary, tap, jazz and modern dance, choreography and trained at LABAN in their CAT programme. 

 

She was featured by Joanna Lumley on her ITV television documentary 'Trans-Siberian Railway' in 2015, and has also been invited multiple times to train at the Royal Opera House (Covent Garden, London) with ballet stars such as Royal Ballet Principal Lauren Cuthbertson, the renowned Mariinsky Ballet Company and Francesca Filpi (founder of Wells Ballet). As a student Joy danced in many outreach performances at various events such as City Hall for Boris Johnson (London’s Prime Minister), The Royal College of Music (London, UK), Cadogan Hall (London, UK), Fairfield Halls (London, UK), Eton School (London, UK) and Trinity Hospice (London, UK).

Leanne Garretty

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Musical Theatre and Tap

Leanne trained at London Studio Centre and was the recipient of the Merrifield Award for all round performer and for most outstanding performance in the Jazz Company. 
 

Theatre credits include: BIG THE MUSICAL (West End), Tink in PETER PAN (Watersmeet Theatre, Rickmansworth) ELF THE ARENA SPECTACULAR (UK Arena Tour), ELF THE MUSICAL (Plymouth / Salford), JERSEY BOYS (West End), Pearl in STARLIGHT EXPRESS (International Tour), WE WILL ROCK YOU (UK Tour), DISNEY'S HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL (UK Tour), ALADDIN (Theatre Royal, Windsor) and Millicent in BLESS THE BRIDE (Kings Head Theatre, London). 
 

Television includes: THE LENNY HENRY BIRTHDAY SHOW (BBC), ELF THE MUSICAL (Ch4), BBC Breakfast (BBC), The Works (RTHK), TONIGHT'S THE NIGHT (BBC), BRITANNIA HIGH (ITV), THE SLAMMER (CBBC). 
 

Concerts: A NIGHT OF QUEEN WITH THE LIVERPOOL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA (Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool) Other: Skate Coordinator and Roller Skater in 3AM by Kate Nash (Music Video).

Aaron Ovid

Boxercise & PT sessions

Aarron is the Founder of AO Fitness based in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire. His aim as a trainer is to help you achieve the best version of yourself and his motif all you need is self-belief.  It is Aaron’s passion to support his clients to reach their goals and to improve their health and wellbeing.

 

Exercise isn't just about building strength; it's about feeling good and boosting those happy endorphins. Aaron offers a wealth of knowledge with 10 years' experience within the fitness industry, having helped many people reach their fitness goals and gain more confidence within themselves. He has a big passion for boxing, kickboxing and calisthenics, having gained many years of experience training in these fields.

Want to train with AO Fitness? Get in contact now.

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Katie McNally

Circuits, Dancercise & PT sessions

Katie is a personal trainer and instructor who discovered her passion for health and fitness through her years training as a professional dancer at Laine Theatre Arts. Katie made the transition from a performer to a personal trainer in 2018 and has continued on in her new journey ever since. 


Her ultimate goal is to help men and women achieve a positive change in mindset and the way they view themselves, inspiring them to obtain more self-confidence as well as teaching self-development and helping to empower both men and women.

 

Katie loves teaching circuits (a combination of cardio and weight training), HIIT, Dance FIT, mobility classes and many more - alongside training clients on a 1:1 basis in the personal training sessions she provides.

Jade Codie

HIIT, Zumba and House Dance Fit

Jade Codie is a dance and fitness professional with over 10 years’ experience teaching exercise to music. Sessions include Zumba and dance fitness. She trained at Sylvia Young Theatre school and Pineapple Studios before moving into the fitness industry with Zumba.

 

Jade's passion and enthusiasm moved her into teaching HIIT based exercise classes where she keeps everything to the beat of the music.

 
Jade loves teaching Zumba, Dance Fitness, HIIT and Boot Camp. Her main goal is to get you in great shape, but also to share her enthusiasm and energetic personality to ensure you get the best out of each class whilst also building and maintaining self-confidence.

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Eleonora Bojakowska-Wijas

Pilates & Stretch (yoga style)

Ella is a fitness professional with over 6 years of experience teaching different types of exercise classes: Exercise to Music, Bootcamp, HIIT, Body Circuits, Stretch and Tone etc.


But Ella’s real passion is Pilates. Her focus as a Mat Pilates instructor is to give you a class that brings your mind and body together - and what comes with this is a positive change inside and out. She will guide you on your journey to improve strength, body control, alignment, flexibility, and balance.

 

Having ‘The Pilates Body’ means you will feel stronger, leaner, and longer, whilst experiencing the relief of physical tension and mental stress. She encourages her clients to treat their body with love, care, and respect because confidence starts from within.

Start your dance or fitness journey with one of our instructors based here at Come One Dance Academy.

Call 01923 465867 or 07799 382957