The Team

Rosy Thompson

Rosy is a highly renowned professional dance teacher and choreographer with extensive experience in Theatre and Television. She is fully qualified within the International Dance Teachers’ Association (IDTA) and has guest taught and lectured at various professional dance schools and colleges across the UK, Europe and Far East.

Rosy began her training with Elizabeth Hill in St Helens and then went on to complete a three year musical theatre course at Phil Winston’s Theatreworks.

Performing credits

Saturday Night Fever (International Tour), Aladdin (Nottingham Theatre Royal), ‘Queen Victoria’ with Katherine Jenkins , Sleeping Beauty (Birmingham Hippodrome), Robinson Crusoe (Newcastle Theatre Royal), String Fever (Shaw Theatre, London), Rock Musicals (Hexagon Theatre, Reading), Sleeping Beauty (Swansea Grand Theatre), Cannon and Ball Show, Sleeping Beauty Kirov Ballet (London Coliseum)

Choreography credits

MI High BBC, Music Man (Kings Theatre Portsmouth), Orangina Dance for Life (Tour), Professione Musical Italy, Assistant Choreographer Sleeping Beauty (Birmingham Hippodrome), Aladdin (Nottingham Theatre Royal), Aladdin (Cymru Centre), Urdang Academy Summer Show, SLP Summer Show, D&B school of Performing Arts Graduation Showcase

TV credits

Big Brother (Channel 4), MI High (BBC), Eurovision Song Contest

Dani Acors
Assistant Principal

Dani is an Estill based vocal coach and qualified dance teacher with the International Dance Teachers’ Association (IDTA). Dani has been working at The Rosy Thompson Academy of Dance since 2015 and has been lucky enough to travel both Nationally and Internationally with her teaching.

Dani attended the Sylvia Young Theatre School as a full time student and gained her Musical Theatre Diploma with The London College of Music. She then went on to graduate from The London Studio Centre.

Performing credits

Jenny in All or Nothing (Arts Theatre and Ambassadors Theatre, West End), Apostle Woman and U/S Mary Magdalene in Jesus Christ Superstar (International Tour), Mrs Potiphar in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, covering and playing The Narrator (UK Tour), Ensemble and Dance Captain in Finian’s Rainbow (Union Theatre and Charing Cross Theatre), The Enchantress in Beauty and the Beast (Capitol Theatre, Horsham), Spirit of the Ring in Aladdin (Capitol Theatre, Horsham and Kings Theatre, Portsmouth), Alice Fitzwarren in Dick Whittington (Towngate Theatre, Basildon), Wendy Jo in Footloose (Greenwich Theatre)

Film credits

Debutante/Ballroom Dancer in Beauty and the Beast (Walt Disney Studios)

Recording credits

Mandy in 43 Years in the Third Form (BBC Radio 4), Julius the Rat in The Pied Piper of Hamlin (Workshop), Presenter for The Disney Channel and Disney’s Cinemagic

Siâna French

Siâna began her training in Guernsey taking regular workshops from Miss Rosy. She then went on to study at Lancaster University continuing to regularly train with the University dance team and at The London Studio Centre during her summers. Siana teaches Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Musical Theatre and Drama.

Performing credits

Bring It On (Bridewell Theatre), Serena in Legally Blonde (Putney Arts Theatre), Ensemble and Dance Captain in Copacabana (John Macintosh Arts Centre), Dick Whittington in Dick Whittington (Princess Royal Centre), Top Hat (John Macintosh Arts Centre), Priscilla Queen of the Desert (Putney Arts Theatre), 9 to 5 (Putney Arts Theatre), Made in Dagenham (John Macintosh Arts Centre)

Matt Blaker

Matt graduated from the Guilford School of Acting with a First Class Degree in Musical Theatre. He continues to perform in London, across the UK and Internationally and teaches Drama and Singing at the Academy.

Performing credits

Ernst in Cabaret (The English Theatre Frankfurt), Bob Gaudio in Jersey Boys (International Tour), Ensemble and US Raoul in Phantom of the Opera (Her Majesty’s Theatre), James and US Pilate in Jesus Christ Superstar (International Tour), Eric in Dreamboats and Petticoats: The Christmas Party (Broadway Theatre, Peterborough), Johnny Franz in Dusty (Charing Cross Theatre), Levi and US Pharoah in Joseph and the Technicolour Dreamcoat (UK Tour), Vince Eager in The Gene and Eddie Tour (UK Tour), Mr Bingley in Pride and Prejudice (Lyric Theatre, Belfast)

Mollie Nicholls

Mollie is currenty studying at Bird College in her third year of the Dance and Musical Theatre course. She previously trained at Birdgang Dance Company, Urdang Connect, Bird Junior School and D&B Theatre School. Mollie teaches our younger years Ballet and Tap classes as well as Jazz at Saturday School.

Performing credits

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (The Fairfield Hall), Never Forget – The Take That Musical (The Churchill Theatre), Move It 2019 (ExCel Centre), Kimberley Wyatt Music Video, Birdgang Dance Company VR Experience

Choreography credits

“WHO DUNNIT” (Bird College)

TV/Recording credits

A Billion Things (CBBC), Les Mills: Reebok Fitness Video, A Christmas Carol, One Direction Film, The Kid, DFS Advert

Barnaby Thompson

Barnaby trained in Musical Theatre at Laine Theatre Arts and currently plays ‘Ed’ in The Lion King as well as understudying Timon, Pumbaa & Zazu. When not on stage, Barnaby is a regular guest teacher at the Academy.

Performing credits

Ed in The Lion King (Lyceum Theatre), Follies (National Theatre), Peter in Company (Aberdeen Arts Centre), On The Town (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre), Jesus Christ Superstar (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre), Chicago (Marina Bay Sands Theatre, Singapore); 42nd Street (Theatre du Chatelet, Paris); Jekyll & Hyde (Old Vic); Elf The Musical (Dominion Theatre); Oklahoma (UK tour); Wizard Of Oz (Madinat Theatre, Dubai); Cats (International tour); Legally Blonde (UK tour); The Band Wagon (Sadler’s Wells); Me And My Girl (Sheffield Crucible); Candide (Hyogo, Japan); The Music Man (Chichester Festival Theatre); Peter Pan (Birmingham REP); Chicago (Cambridge Theatre); Mary Poppins (Prince Edward); Mamma Mia! (International tour); Anything Goes (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane); We Will Rock You (Dominion Theatre); Grease (UK tour)

TV and Film Credits

The Slammer, The IT Crowd, Beyond The Sea

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