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Meet Our Teachers


Elysia Westwood

Elysia trained at the Runnymede School of Dance from the age of 3 in ISTD Ballet, Tap and Modern. She then studied a BTEC Diploma in Dance and Acting and she really discovered her love of performing. Elysia concluding her training gaining a BA Hons Degree from the Creative Academy. In this time she gained many more exam qualifications in ISTD Modern and Ballet, became qualified as a Pilates instructor and took on many performance and teaching opportunities around her local area. Elysia has now been teaching for 5 years and became co-owner of Prodigy Dance Studios.



Molly Southall

After falling in love with dance from the age of 3 in Devon, Molly made the leap to Slough to attend The Creative Academy to further pursue her career. After graduating with a First Class Honours Degree in Dance, and a Masters in Dance, she went on to perform in Bollywood Companies across London and Birmingham with Haripa Dance Company. She also featured in a short film focusing on inclusivity in the dance industry by Koala TV and spent a short time working in small Contemporary companies. After developing her love of teaching, Molly completed her DDE Modern Qualification and Acrobatic Arts qualification and opened Prodigy Dance Studios, alongside her own college level course with Lead Education; delivering a Level 3 Extended BTEC Diploma in Performing Arts. Molly intends to continue with her professional development.



Jordan Skidmore

Jordan began dancing at the age of 3 and through her love of dance, discovered her passion for acting and singing also. At 18, she was accepted into the degree course at Italia Conti Arts Centre, where she trained in Musical Theatre. She has performed in professional productions such as Legally Blonde, Copacabana and Dick Whittington. Jordan has danced at celebrity events and starred in short films Finger Guns and Meme, Myself and A.I. She has been with Prodigy since 2022 and loves using her multi-discipline knowledge to challenge her students.


Kiera Daniels

Kiera began dancing at age 4 taking Modern, Tap and Ballet. She was given the opportunity to compete in festivals and take many ISTD and RAD exams. Kiera went on to follow her dream at The Creative Academy, a full-time dance degree, where she graduated with a First Class BA Hons in Dance. Her professional accolades include Conor Maynard’s Music Video, Mardi Gras at Chessington World of Adventures as well as many corporate performance and fire breathing jobs. Kiera has also just gained her Pilates Instructor qualification.


Lydia Simpson

Lydia is a teacher and physiotherapist from Surret and has been dancing since the age of 6 in styles including ISTD Tap, Modern and Ballet. In 2017, she achieved her DDI in Tap Dance Instruction and currently loves teaching Tap to all ages and abilties. Lydia is also a qualified Pilates instructor and loves to enhance posture, technique, strength and stability in all her dancers. In 2013, Lydia graduated from Brunel University with a BSc degree in Physiotherapy and since works freelance with dancers at The London School of Contemporary Dance, London Studio Centre and The Creative Academy. In 2022, Lydia completed her Masters degree in Perfoming Arts Medicine with Distinction.


Alice Hemmington

Alice is currently still in full time training for her professional Dance career, whilst studying and working as a teacher in her free time. Alice has been teaching Commercial, Musical Theatre and Tap since 17, and now predominantly focuses on Musical Theatre and Street Dance. Alice is also training in Contemporary Dance, Dancehall and Fire Dancing.

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