Sophie Martin - PRINCIPAl/head of JAZZ, TAP & musical theatre
Sophie was trained at the Italia Conti Academy where she completed a Diploma in Performing Arts, unfortunately Sophie’s suddenly required an operation on both knees which lead 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/become a tutor for West Herts College on the ‘Level 3 BTEC Diploma in Performing Arts’ course. Sophie was then approached be Tamara whom informed her that Gypsy Booth School needed someone to take it on. From then on meetings were had and decisions were made and everything just fell into place, leading to the official transfer to Sophie in August 2018 whereby she became Principal and Owner of Gypsy Booth School of Performing Arts, which then progressed and was renamed Come One Dance Academy in 2019.
NATALIE CARTER – HEAD OF BALLET
Natalie was trained at the Bolshoi Ballet Academy in Moscow where she completed an Artist of Ballet Diploma, Natalie then went on to dance with the London Russian Ballet pre-professional company where she performed principle/soloist roles as they toured. From 2013-2015 Natalie worked with Mariinsky choreographer and Golden Mask award winner Vladimir Varnava, She premiered his solo creation 'Syrinx' and was cast as the soloist in his new ballet 'Siberian tales' which premiered at Sadler's Wells in 2016. In 2014, Petr Bazaron selected Natalie to perform in his new contemporary work 'Pictures at an Exhibition' to the music of Mussorgsky. In March 2016 Natalie performed the 'Blue Bird' pas de Deux at the National Portrait Gallery in London to commemorate the opening of the Russian Art exhibition. In July 2016 Natalie was selected to participate in the International Ballet Competition in Varna, upon finishing the competition Natalie was invited to the Bolshoi Ballet Company where she went on to be an apprentice. In 2017 Natalie returned to the UK to perform at the London Palladium, alongside principles of the Bolshoi. After this, Natalie received a contract with the Mikhailovsky Theatre in St. Petersburg; there she danced corps de ballet and soloist roles. Natalie began teaching for Come One Dance Academy in 2019 and the students have flourished in Russian Ballet under her guidance and supervision.
DANIELLE BARTON - HEAD OF COMMERCIAL
Danielle started dancing when she was 3 years old, she went on to furthered her training at Harlow College and then completed a Diploma in Musical Theatre & Dance Performance at The Centre PAC. Since graduating in 2014 Danielle has had the privilege of working as a Dancer/Model for the Ski & Snowboard fashion show, dancer for Jason Derulo on the X factor semi finals, Dancer/Singer for P&O Ferries, Dancer/Ensemble for Peter Pan for Evolution Productions, Dance/Choreographer for Jasmin Walia’s new music video “Bom Diggy”, Dancer for Camila Cabello on MTV EMA’s 2017, Dancer on the X factor finale in 2017, Dancer for the Jingle Bell Ball 2018 and dancer for Top of the Pops Christmas special 2018 for Jax Jones. Danielle regular open classes at Pineapple and Base Studios as well as teaching classes for At Your Beat and Harlow College. Danielle began teaching for Come One Dance Academy in 2019 and is an asset to the school.
CHARLES TATMAN - HEAD OF CONTEMPORARY & ACRO
Charlie was lucky enough to perform at west end live 2 years running doing hairspray and legally blonde with west-end masterclass. In 2015 charlie won the all England regionals in his lyrical solo. Charlie was trained at the Urdang Academy at just age 16, being one of the youngest students to join the college. In his second year of college he got the opportunity to choreograph an all Boys number for a dance convention in London. Whilst at Urdang Charlie Was lucky enough to represent the college appearing at ‘Move It’ in the prestigious number 80’s flashback which went viral all over the world and he was very fortunate to be part of the boys company ‘Strike Boys Co’ who performed not only at Move It but also made a concept video for ‘Oil and water’ with the very talented choreographer Dean Lee. As well as that Charlie toured the UK with Urdang appearing at the convention ‘Can You Dance?’ which he was lucky enough to assist with the choreography for. Charlie then went on to assist one of the principals Lynsey Sanders choreographing a lyrical number in the graduate showcase and jazz number for the summer show. Finally Charlie has just signed with a very prestigious musical theatre agent in London and has now started auditioning. Charlie began teaching for Come One Dance Academy in 2019 and being fresh out of training can prepare the students for what to expect in further education & the industry.