all about us!
At Studio Unique, we help you to achieve your goals, build your confidence and find your UNIQUE passion to dance!
Whether you are looking to improve your technique, pass your exams, compete in competitions or performing at our Studio Unique events, we give the opportunity to every student who joins us, to have their chance to shine! Nothing needs to hold them back!
We believe that every student is entitled to great tuition, and we will support and help them in their journey throughout their time with Studio Unique. We offer various dance genre classes for all ages from toddlers through to adults. If you are looking for a small, local, friendly dance school to support your child as they develop and work towards achieving their dreams, contact us to find the right classes for them and you!
FREE trial lessons are available for every class and multi-classes discounts are also applied when you book on to more than one class.
MEET OUR TEAM!
Introducing our teacher and Principal of Studio Unique,
Hayley gained her DDI and DDE ISTD Dance Teaching qualifications at Chichester College in Imperial Ballet, Modern and Tap. Whilst at college she also studied a two year course Dance BTech and an AS Level in Musical Theatre and passed with Distinctions across the board. As well as running her own dance school from 2012 and merging with a local dance school, she has had experience working for other dance schools and colleges including Chichester Studios, and Chichester College.
Her passion for dancing and performing arts started when she attended her first jazz class at the age of three! Since then she went on to achieve high grades in her exams and placing in many local dance festivals, which granted her a chance to dance at Sadler's Wells, London for the All England team. She also toured around the south with her dance company, performing for many secondary schools and colleges!
She set up Studio Unique back in September 2017 when she decided to start her own school again based on the fundamental values of "everyone that loves dance can learn to dance; everyone wants to feel part of a family; everyone wants to reach their own goals". In keeping with these values, she has chosen to keep class sizes small so students gain the opportunity to reach their ability potential, learn the best techniques and gain knowledge from our teachers. Everyone has their different personal goals at Studio Unique but she takes pride that students work together as a team to become the best that they can be - "Memories are everything and we teach our students to not only become the best dancer but also the best person they can be"
Introducing our happy teacher,
Miss Holly started dancing when she was 3, at her local dance school taking part in all genres of dance where she took part in competitions, exams and many dance. She then went on to a drama school where she learned new skills, singing and acting. This sparked her passion for musical theatre!
She continued her dance journey when she went on to a performing arts college at 19 where she studied for two years and graduated in 2021. Since then sh has worked for Nickelodeon, P&O Cruises as a guest entertainer and also for Lapland UK at Christmas time!
Her favourite styles of dance are Jazz and Ballet and her favourite musical is Mamma Mia! In her spare time she enjoys running and taking part in local events and races. She also loves being in the outdoors with her family and her dog Thomas!
"I look forward to sharing my passion with the up and coming generation and working along side them and with Studio Unique!"
Introducing our noteworthy teacher, Miss Nicole!
Miss Nicole trained at Laine Theatre Arts, graduating from the three-year Musical Theatre course. She gained all Advanced Exams, a Musical Theatre Diploma and graduated as a fully qualified teacher in Modern and Tap. During her final year of training, Miss Nicole was also Head Girl!
She went on to work professionally for a leading Cruise Line in Italy and then in America, where she was part of four original casts working with American and British choreographers. During this time, she was also given the opportunity to be Dance Captain!
Since returning to the UK, Nicole has been pursuing her teaching career and has worked as a freelance dance teacher for many schools in Hampshire and the South West. Nicole is a fully qualified teacher with the ISTD in both Modern and Tap!
In addition, Nicole was asked by the ISTD to teach a group of children to demonstrate the new ISTD Grade 5 Tap for the 2013 Congress at Sadler's Wells! We are so pleased that Nicole has joined us, she brings with her a wealth of experience and is a fantastic addition to our team!
Introducing our marvellous teacher,
Miss Maria has been dancing from the age of 3, achieving ISTD dance qualifications in modern, tap, ballet, jazz and national. She was part of Hampshire Youth Dance company for 2 years and was fortunate enough to perform alongside Matthew Bournes dance company. Whilst at college she studied dance and performing arts whilst teaching dance at her local dance school and gained a BA(Hons) in Musical Theatre Performance from the University of Chichester Conservatoire.
Whilst training she played roles such as ‘Deloris’ in Sister Act, and ‘Aunt March’ in Little Women. She has worked with incredible industry professionals on various roles and shows and was fortunate enough to be the assistant choreographer on the world premier musical "The Station Master".
As well as becoming a dance teacher, she has been a professional hair braider/stylist for six years and worked with various brands, shows and on different events and photoshoots in London. She is also signed to a modelling agency called J’ADORE MODELS as a Curve Model, travelling the country and doing various campaigns and photoshoots. As you can see Miss Maria is a very busy lady and we are so glad she is part of our team!
Introducing our amazing teacher
Miss Anna has been dancing since she was 3 years old, and started competitions at the age of 7. During her time at dance school she completed many exams in ISTD tap, ballet, modern and jazz and was also lucky enough to be part of the English Youth Ballet, where she performed as a principal role in their production of Sleeping Beauty.
At 16, she went on to train in Musical Theatre at The Brighton Academy, where she completed a three year course, and gained an HND and HNC in musical theatre. Whilst at college she was given the chance to perform in many roles including Kylar in ‘Bring It On’, Sister Mary Theresa and Dance Captain in ‘Sister Act’, and the understudy for Audrey in ‘Little Shop of Horrors’. She also performed in The Brighton Family Panto in 2017, and had the honour of dancing on the Move it Main Stage SIX times throughout her time at college!
She has been teaching for around 2 years now, and absolutely loves creating a fun, open environment for her students to learn and gain confidence. "I like for my students to feel comfortable in my lessons, so they should never be shy to ask a question!". We are welcoming Miss Anna to our team permanently after her fantastic maternity cover for us and we think she is going to be a fabulous addition to the team!