Teachers

Vikki Myddelton
L.I.S.T.D

Principal

Vikki started dancing at the age of 4, learning ballet, tap and acro and later modern theatre. She trained with Penny Meekings and qualified as an ISTD modern theatre and tap teacher in 1992. Vikki holds a licentiate qualification in tap.

Vikki has produced and directed many drama productions and school shows over the years at Splitz and enjoys creating scripts and developing ideas for these.

Vikki runs the school with Jackie and continues to enjoy teaching modern and tap classes at Splitz!


Jackie Styles
F.I.S.T.D. and Examiner

Principal

Jackie began her training in ballet, modern and tap with Penny Meekings. She went on to study classical ballet at West Street School in London and later the imperial ballet syllabus with Elizabeth Harrison.

Jackie holds the Certificate in Dance Education in cecchetti ballet and modern theatre, and advanced and fellowship qualifications in imperial ballet. In 2005 she was appointed as an examiner for the imperial ballet faculty and now leads the examining team at vocational level.

Jackie teaches at Dance Projection and Performers College. She trains teachers for DDE ballet as well as licentiate and fellowship qualifications for experienced teachers and performers.

Gemma Nash
C.D.E.

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 joined the teaching staff at Splitz in 2009 and teaches ballet, tap, modern and street 5 days a week!


Louise Davis
L.I.S.T.D.

Louise started her training at the age of 14 at Splitz School of Dance and Drama and went on to a 3 year performing arts diploma at NLDS/DNA Studios, before completing her teaching qualifications at The Dance College.

Louise also trains students at aerial skills such as aerial hoop and silks and she has competed at advanced level international competitions on hoop. She enjoys passing on these skills by teaching aerial hoop workshops.

Louise continues to grow her knowledge and repertoire by learning and teaching the new ISTD contemporary syllabus and pursuing further teaching qualifications by attaining her licentiate tap in 2019.

Emma Gilby

Emma began her training with Splitz at the age of 3 and has since trained to intermediate level in modern, tap and ballet as well as taking classes in street dance and contemporary. She is currently studying for her Diploma in Dance Education in modern and tap.

As a child she performed in many local productions,including eight Splitz productions and panto as well as variety performances at the Phoenix theatre in London’s West End.

She has a particular interest in teaching dance to students with additional needs and has spent two summers in America, teaching children and adults with learning disabilities .


Zaynah Ahmed

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. 

Sophia Mays
BA (Hons), LISTD, PGCE, RYT

Sophia 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.