Alumni

Our ex-students are currently working all over the world either performing or teaching – living the dream!

Here are just a few of our successful students.

Aimee Butler
On graduating from Preston’s College Professional Dancers and Teachers of Dance course Aimee secured a contract with Jean Ann Ryan on Regent Seven Seas cruise ships. Aimee was promoted to dance captain on completion of rehearsals and continues to work as a professional dancer and dance captain with this company.

David Ratcliffe
After completing the Professional Dance and Teachers of Dance course at Preston’s College, David has enjoyed a varied career in the industry including TV performances on the X-Factor, the Royal Variety Show and the National Television Awards. David also starred in music videos with Kylie Minogue, the Scissor Sisters and Diana Vickers.
David has also put his dance training to good use with parts in live shows, theatre performances and fashion shows and was a dancer in Beyonce’s “I Am” tour. David is currently living and working in LA as a model and professional dancer.

Rhianna King
Rhianna followed the Professional Dance and Teachers of Dance course at Preston’s College, obtaining a first in the Foundation Degree and a Diploma in Dance Education (DDE) in Ballet, Tap and Modern. Upon qualification, Rhianna worked full-time for a year as an ISTD dance teacher at The Academy of Dance and Theatre Arts in Guernsey, Channel Islands, a well-established school with 300 pupils. A year later, Rhianna took over the School as Principal.

Gary Murphy
At Preston’s College Gary gained qualifications in ISTD Advanced 2 Ballet, Tap, Modern and National Dance, together with ISTD Tap and Modern Teaching qualifications. Upon leaving the College, he was offered a place touring the Caribbean on board ‘Celebrity Cruises MV Century’ and later became part of the original cast on board the cruise ship ‘BTS Summit’. Gary went on to have roles in ‘Spirit of the Dance’ in South Carolina and New York, White Christmas and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs before making his West End debut in We Will Rock You. He is currently starring in the acclaimed ‘Matilda’ musical in London’s West End.

Lisa McKenzie
Teacher/Choreographer at Jill Dreaddy Dance Co, Newfoundland, Canada

Amy Taylor
Dancer on board NCL Cruises

Vanessa Taylor
Dancer on board Princess Cruises

Louise Geirnaert
Dancer for Qdos Productions on Cunard Cruises

Jessica Lees
Currently dancing for MSC Cruises

Nathan Tofts
Currently dancing for Costa Cruises

Rachel Williamson
Currently dancing for Costa Cruises

Katy & Roxanne Reynolds
Katy is Dance Captain and Roxanne a dancer on board P&O Cruises

Carrie Evans
Currently dancing for Ibero Cruises

Sophie Kellett
Ex-Performer and now has own successful dance school in Australia

Stephen Johnson
Currently dancing for Qdos Entertainment

Heather Shackleton
Currently dancing at the Benidorm Palace, Spain