Vikki started dancing at the age of 4, learning Ballet, Tap and Acro and later Modern Theatre. She trained with Penny Meekings from the age of 12 and qualified as a ISTD Modern Theatre and Tap teacher in 1992. She has since gained Licentiate status in tap dance.
Vikki runs the school with Jackie and continues to enjoy teaching modern, tap and drama classes at Splitz!
Vikki has produced and directed many shows over the years at Splitz and also directed and choreographed at the Barn Theatre in Welwyn Garden City.
Jackie trained at West Street School, Covent Garden. Stage experience includes performances with Sadlers Wells Youth Ballet and Cork City Ballet.
Jackie holds the Certificate in Dance Education in Cecchetti Ballet and Modern Theatre, Advanced and Fellowship qualifications in Imperial Ballet. In 2005 she was appointed as an examiner for the Imperial Ballet faculty.
Jackie regularly covers classical ballet classes at Performers College, Essex and has taught and adjudicated at the ISTD Ballet Awards.
F.I.S.T.D. & Examiner
Gemma began dancing at the age of 5. As a child she trained in ballroom, latin, disco, ballet, tap and line dancing. She has also studied Hip Hop, house, locking, breaking, popping and whacking. She went to The Dance College with Penny Meekings where she gained her teaching qualifications in Imperial Ballet, Tap, Modern and National along with vocational exams in these. Gemma has taken her "Authentic Street Dance" qualifications with Urban Strides where she gained a level 4 diploma in performing arts with a Distinction.
She has performed at Sadlers Wells, The Mermaid, The Bridewell and Her Majesty's Theatre. She was a showgirl in "Swing from the Apple" with muffintop entertainment from 2008 - 2015.
Gemma started at Splitz in 2009 and teaches ballet, tap, modern and street 5 days a week!
Kim has been teaching Drama and Musical Theatre for over 8 years. at various drama schools and theatre companies. Since graduating with a 2:1 BA (Hons) Degree in Film and TV Production, Kim has been working as a Freelance Theatre Director and Writer. Her directing credits include: ’30 Minutes’ (also written by) (Theatre N16),‘My Recollection’ (Intermission Theatre) and 'Indignitas' (Cockpit Theatre). Assistant directing credits include: ‘Blackhander’ and ‘Gertrude’ both with Theatre N16 and 'Twelfth Night' (UK tour). Kim is also studying on an MA Course in ‘Text and Performance’ at RADA.
Louise started her training at the age of 15 at Splitz School of Dance and went on to DNA Studios taking a 3 year performing arts Diploma where she began her commercial and musical theatre training as well as developing her vocals and beginning her teaching qualifications. She has performed in various theatres and stages including Her Majesty's Theatre. Louise completed her ISTD DDE in tap, modern theatre and ballet at the Dance College in 2016. Louise also teaches fitness classes after obtaining her Level 2 Exercise to Music Qualification in March 2014 and trains aerial skills such as lyra (aerial Hoop) and silks as well as doing shows and competitions on these and has competed at advanced level international competitions on hoop.
Daniel is on the postgraduate programme at Trinity Laban where he is studying flute performance. He completed a Bachelor of Music with Honours Degree at the University of Birmingham. He has played flute and piccolo with CBSO Youth Orchestra, Kidderminster Festival Orchestra and has enjoyed performing both as a soloist, having given several charity recitals and in various orchestras and swing bands in the Herfordshire area. Daniel also plays saxophone, piano and clarinet. He regularly works as an accompaniest, teacher, musical director and freelance musician in musical theatre, having played for the National Youth Music Theatre's production of West Side Story in 2013 and countless other amateur and youth productions since. He has also musically directed many productions including Bugsy Malone, Tell Me on a Sunday, Annie, Narnia and The King and I.
Zaynah has always had a great passion for the performing arts and has competed nationally since the age of 7. Throughout her childhood, she has trained in various styles of dance, was part of a hip-hop troupe and performed in many local productions. She joined Splitz at the age of 15 and went on to train at Emil Dale Academy. Zaynah is currently at Urdang Academy studying a BA (hons) in Professional Dance and Musical Theatre.
Zaynah teaches musical theatre Level 1 and Level 2 classes at Splitz and aims to provide an encouraging and fun environment so students can reach their full potential.
BA (Hons), LISTD, PGCE, RYT
Sophie Mays has worked in the dance industry for over 20 years. She trained at The Laban Centre and Middlesex University, gaining a degree in Dance Performance with her specialist subject being contemporary dance. She went on to work internationally as a professional dancer, dance captain and choreographer in a variety of venues and genres.
Sophia trained as a teacher at The Dance College and Bedfordshire University gaining Licentiate ISTD Modern Theatre, CDE Imperial Ballet, Tap, National and PGCE in Secondary Dance.
Sophia has enjoyed transferring her love for dance in a number of secondary schools, further education colleges and professional vocational training colleges. She is also a fully qualified Power/Vinyasa Flow Yoga teacher. Sophia will be teaching the new ISTD Contemporary syllabus at Splitz from September 2019.