Teachers

Hannah Letham

Principal – BA Hons Degree, AIDTA, Musical Theatre Dip

Hannah opened Ambition Academy’s doors 10 years ago, in the church rooms in Scholes, offering just 6 classes a week. Hannah grew up in Birkenshaw and often passed The Dancing House (formally Stevensons School of Dance) and dreamt of having her own studio. Six years ago Hannah discovered the studio upstairs was available, Hannah decided to uproot her classes from Scholes and move to Gomersal. This when the hard work began to make the building her own. Matt (Hannah’s husband) joined the running of the business. The Dancing house was just the surface into creating a business for them both to be proud of. Three years later ‘The Dancing House’ is a home to Ambition Academy pupils. A place where they can flourish and learn in historic surroundings.

Sophie Simpson

Dance Teacher

BA Hons Dance: Choreography & Performance, BTECH ND: Dance & Performing Arts Business, CPD Hip Hop, CPD Commercial Jazz.

Sophie has been teaching a variety of dance styles for 20 years and has experience of working in primary + secondary schools, Colleges and Performing Arts schools across Lancashire, Liverpool and West Yorkshire. She has performed with RJC Dance Company, been a member of the Wakefield Wildcats Dance Squad and has performed for the International Dance Council CID UNESCO in Switzerland. She specialises in Baton Twirling as well as Jazz + Urban Dance Styles.

Mel Porter

Dance Teacher

Emily Leaper

Dance Teacher