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Meet The Teachers

Stephanie Maxwell, Director of DDAcademy

Stephanie Maxwell


Stephanie trained at the prestigious Laine Theatre Arts in Epsom, Surrey where she graduated with her ISTD teaching qualifications, the LTA performing and teaching diploma and was also presented with the teaching award for her year. 


During her extensive teaching career, Stephanie has taught at many large performing arts schools including Stagecoach Theatre Arts and Italia Conti. She was thrilled to open Dancing Divas & Dudes in Henley in 2008. 


She annually choreographs local pantomimes and in 2016 became Performing Arts Coordinator for the Henley Youth Festival. 


She is also an instructor of Just Jhoom! Bollywood inspired dance/fitness and holds the silver level status for both Junior Jhoom! for children and adult dance/fitness and Bhangra classes. 


A mummy to her own two divas, Stephanie now regularly visits local schools, pre schools and nurseries to deliver fun and energetic dance and music sessions. 


Laura Prince Dance Teacher at DDAcademy

Laura Prince


Laura attended the London School of Musical Theatre in 2010.


Since then she has been working in the West End performing in Shows, Cabarets and Gigs including: Hoods, Jason and the Argonauts, Bright Lights Big City, 100 Years at the Wimbledon Theatre, GMTV and BBC Radio 2.


Laura has 9 years’ experience in teaching and performing, having coached many children through workshops, afterschool clubs and privately. She has directed and choreographed Joseph, Oliver, Annie, Bugsy Malone, Lion King and wide variety of other shows for primary, junior and secondary schools in the South of England.


Laura is currently a private singing teacher and dance coach and is head of singing at Stagecoach Reading East.

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