Our Team

Charlotte Thompson AISTD, DDE


Charlotte trained professionally at the Urdang Academy, Covent Garden, London graduating with a Diploma in Professional Dance & Musical Theatre and the ISTD Teaching qualifications.  She was also the overall winner in the college's annual choreographic competition.  As a performer Charlotte worked as a dancer, singer, choreographer, entertainer and dance teacher in hotels abroad and on board Princess Cruise ships performing to audiences of all ages.  On her return to the UK Charlotte pursued her teaching career and is very passionate about passing her wealth of experience onto her students.  Charlotte opened her own dance school, Dance Theatre Arts Academy in September 2009.  She is a fully qualified member of the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance (ISTD) the globally recognised examination board.      

Jessica Herbert DDI

Modern, Tap & Acro Teacher

Jessica started dancing at the age of 3. She attended Nicola’s School of Dance in Woodford Green, London. Later on she also attended Stagecoach, Chigwell.  She has completed all of the Imperial Society of Teachers of ISTD Dance Teaching Qualifications in Modern and Tap  as well as her Grade 8 examination in Musical Theatre. The pure enjoyment she has for dance has given her opportunities to perform in numerous shows at Her Majesty's Theatre, London and at Sadlers Wells in Mardi Gras. She has also performed at Disneyland Paris.   


Jessica has several years of teaching experience working in various dance schools in the local area.   


Ileana Di Camillo - Bmus (Hons), PgCert.

Singing Teacher

Ileana started her musical studies on piano at the age of ten. She studied classical singing with the late Canadian soprano Marguerite Lavergne and contemporary singing at St Louis College of Music. She completed her vocal studies at Licinio Refice Music Conservatory (Italy), where she graduated in Jazz.


Beginning her career in ’97 as a piano bar singer, Ileana has worked in theatres, sessions and uncountable gigs, performing alongside many leading musicians on the Rome and London scene.


Ileana has been passionately teaching singing since 2005. She recently gained a distinction for her Postgraduate Certificate in Vocal Pedagogy.

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Jodie Tyler BATD

Ballet, Tap & Modern Teacher


Jodie started dancing at the age of 3 at the Laura Faulkner school in Romford Essex.  She furthered her dance training gaining a BTEC national diploma in performing arts and A level dance in her local area.  Realising that she favoured a career in teaching Jodie qualified as a B.A.T.D teacher in 2003.  She now has over 10 years of teaching experience working at local schools in the Gidea Park/Romford area.  She is delighted to be teaching at the Dance Theatre Arts Academy.


Robyn Aylen

Teaching Assistant