Meet the team

Adele Clarke Ba(hons) TBDAF

Principal & Dance Instructor 
The school is run by Adele Clarke.  A graduate from Northampton University who holds vast experience in dance and working with children.  Starting dance at the age of 3, Adele spent 15 years at The Bannister Academy of Dance in Loughborough where she also began to teach before leaving to study in Northampton.  Whilst at university, Adele founded and captained the University of Northampton Dance Club, teaching and encouraging over 250 students during her time there.  She also choreographed for and lead national competition pieces and won a multitude of awards with the team.  Adele has worked in schools with Aimhigher Northamptonshire, raising aspirations of children from across the county.  Adele is a registered teacher with the British Dance Arts Federation and is also the organiser of Dance Caper – a large yet local annual dance festival.
Adele prides herself in leading well-organised, structured dance sessions that focus on technique, performance skills, building confidence and above all FUN! 

Annabel Banks

Dance Instructor 

Annabel has been dancing with AMC School of Dance for over five years, and teaching for us since 2015 after completing teacher training with the school.

Her confident, structured and friendly teaching style brings out the very best in her dancers. She currently teaches our Intermediate Tap, Intermediate Modern and Intermediate Ballet/Contemporary classes.  Annabel also is also an instructor at our Monday Adult Improvers Tap group, alongside Adele, and our Wednesday Beginners and Improvers Adult Tap groups, alongside Ella.

Ella Hague

Dance Instructor 
After dancing with AMC for over four years, Ella trained with the school to become a dance instructor alongside her further education in dance at Leicester College.  Ella then continued her dance education in York before returning to AMC to reprise her teaching role in 2019.
A super creative, popular and bubbly instructor, Ella is the lead instructor for our Junior and Intermediate Street & HipHop classes.  Ella is also an instructor of the Wednesday Beginners Adult Beginners and Improvers Tap groups, alongside Annabel.

Laura Hague

Dance Instructor 

Laura has been dancing with the school for over six years.  Completing her teacher training with AMC, she was promoted to Dance Instructor in 2017 and has since taken a lead role in instructing our junior classes.

Laura currently leads the Ballet 1 class, as well as instructing our Character, Ballet 2 & 3 and Junior Tap classes alongside Adele.  Laura is famed for building solid technique and dance knowledge in her dancers, whilst creating super fun, friendly and inclusive classes.

Miss Tayla-Rose

Teaching Assistant 

Dancing with AMC for over five years, AMC Senior, Tayla-Rose, started assisting our junior classes in September 2017.

With endless energy and a natural flair for explaining technique in an easy to understand way, Miss Tayla-Rose is loved by all those she works with.  You'll currently find Miss Tayla-Rose helping with the Junior Modern, Junior Street & HipHop and Intermediate Street & HipHop classes.

Miss Neve

Teaching Assistant 

After dancing with AMC for over three years, AMC Senior, Neve, started training to assist our tots classes in May 2018.

Super friendly and attentive, Neve encourages even the most shy budding dancer to shine!  You'll find Miss Neve currently helping in the Littlies and Character classes.

Alison Clarke


Alison is in charge of all the paperwork at AMC for our Sunday and Wednesday classes. She handles the fees, letters and kit orders. She answers any questions you may have and generally makes sure everything runs smoothly! Alison is also a member of the Wednesday Adult Tap group.

Sarah Weston

Administrator & Teaching Assistant

As well as being a core member of the AMC Seniors, Sarah also leads most of the Dance Parties and special events that we do alongside Adele.  She also assists with teaching the Monday night Adult Tap and Ballet classes. Dancing since she was very young, Sarah has years of experience of many genres of dance and working with children.  Sarah is also the administrator for our Monday classes - sorting class fees and answering any questions you have.

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