NICOLE LEIGH - PRINCIPLE 

Nicole started dancing at the age of 5. At age 11 she was awarded a scholarship to attend the Arts Educational School by which time she knew she wanted to pursue a career within the arts. Nicole then went onto higher education enrolling in a three year theatre dance course at London Studio Centre. Whilst training she completed major examinations in Classical Ballet, Modern Theatre, Jazz, Drama, Singing and Acting.

Nicole started her teaching career at just 13 as an assistant ballet teacher “I always knew I wanted a career in teaching, I love that children are so enthusiastic and imaginative; they are without inhibitions and can be drawn into a story and taken on a journey. My aim as a teacher is to inspire my students and pass on my knowledge, skills and love of the performing the arts. 

Nicole is a member of The Imperial Society of Teacher's of Dancing (ISTD) and qualified in Imperial Classical Ballet and Modern Theatre Dance; she holds a 1st class Honours Degree in Dance and is currently planning a Master’s Degree. Alongside this Nicole has just completed a foundation course in yoga. All teachers at DSE are DBS checked and there is a first aider on site at all times.