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Meet the team

Adele Clarke   Principal & Owner


AMC is founded and lead by Adele Clarke.  A graduate from Northampton University who holds vast experience in dance and working with children, Adele started AMC in 2011 with a mission of improving confidence, developing skills and technique, and showing the joy that dance can bring to as many children and adults as possible, in a super fun and stress-free environment.  An ethos which still stands true today. 

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 the aspirations of children from across the county, has taught countless workshops on behalf of councils, schools, nurseries and private organisations, and has earnt over 18 years of dance teaching experience.

Adele leads all of our Tots classes, Adult Ballet, Adult Modern & Jazz and some of our Adult Tap classes.  She also teaches or assists a large number of our School of Dance classes - you'll basically find her in most of our classes either teaching, assisting or supporting the team.  All of our in-school and nursery sessions and community workshops and parties are also lead by Adele. 
Adele is a qualified Dance Teacher with the British Ballet Organisation (BBO Dance) and is a certified Progressing Ballet Technique instructor - meaning she's own resident expert in enhancing technique, strength and conditioning to aid ballet technique for all of our students. In 2020, Adele was named national 'Leader of the Year' in the children's activity sector in the prestigious national Club Hub awards.  
Adele prides herself in leading well-organised, structured dance sessions that focus on technique, performance skills, building confidence and above all FUN! 

Winner Digital Badge - Club Hub Awards 2

National Award Winning!

Sarah Weston   Assistant Principal


Dancing since she was 3 years old, Sarah has always loved all kinds of dance and has always been a part of a dance school and classes.  Dancing at Karen Loomes Dance Academy throughout her childhood, she later danced at Kibworth Dance Centre, before joining AMC in 2013.

Sarah has always been a core member of the school and is known for her warmth, encouragement and technical dancing ability.  Over the years, Sarah has become more and more involved in the school - both in assisting with teaching and administration, resulting in her promotion to Assistant Principal in 2020.

Sarah oversees much of our administration - answering your queries, and making you feel super welcome at our dance school.  She is often described as 'the glue that holds it all together' - and she really is!

In addition, Sarah leads our Junior, PreIntermediate and Intermediate Tap classes, PreIntermediate Modern, PreIntermediate Ballet and assists with the teaching of all of our Adult Tap, Ballet and Modern/Jazz classes, our Ballet en Pointe class, many of our Junior classes and our Sunday Tots classes.  She's known for her warm and encouraging teaching style.

Annabel Banks   Dance Instructor


Annabel has been dancing since a young child, and danced with AMC School of Dance for over eight years. 

She has been teaching for us since 2015, after completing teacher training with the school, and over that time has become a pivotal member of the AMC staff team - often choreographing our large show pieces.

Her confident, structured and friendly teaching style brings out the very best in her dancers - whatever their age and ability.  

In our School of Dance classes, Annabel leads our PreSenior and Senior Modern and Tap classes, our Senior Commercial class, and assists our PreSenior and Senior Ballet and Contemporary class.

Annabel is also a well-loved Adult classes Instructor, leading all of our Adult Improvers Tap classes and often taking one-off workshops.

You will also see Annabel as the lead Instructor in our annual Tapathon events.

Ella Reynolds   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 our Street specialist with vast knowledge across the many styles that fall under our Street umbrella.  Ella leads all of our Junior, PreIntermediate, Intermediate and PreSenior Street classes. 

You'll also find Ella as an instructor at our holiday clubs and workshops.
Ella is also has a wealth of knowledge and training in working with children and adults with SEND.  She is the the owner of Sensory Movement Space - dance and movement classes designed to be specifically inclusive to SEND children and workshops within SEND educational settings.

Jodie Martin   Dance Instructor


Dancing since age 12, Jodie studied ISTD Ballet and Modern and competed as part of HipHop and Disco troupes with both Anglesey School of Dance and Dance World Môn in Wales. Jodie has a BTEC in Performing Arts and a Level 6 extended diploma in Musical Theatre with professional training across musical theatre, ballet, jazz, contemporary, commercial and tap.

After graduating, Jodie travelled around Europe performing, before taking a couple of years away from the performing arts world.

Jodie joined our adult classes September 2021 and continues to be a talented and much loved member of our Adult Ballet, Tap, Modern & Jazz classes, as well as our Ballet en Pointe group.  Joining our teaching team in 2023, Jodie is leads our PreIntermediate Ballet calss, as well as supporting our PreIntemediate Modern and Tap classes, PreIntermediate and Intermediate Street class, as well as PreSenior and Senior Tap.

Natasha Coster   Administrator


Natasha is in charge of all admin for our PreIntermediate, Intermediate, PreSenior and Senior classes.  She ensures our members are checked in and out of classes, provides lots of support and encouragement to our pupil, and keeps our communication with these pupils and their families top notch.

Natasha also takes a lead role in special event costumes, chaperoning and logistics.  She's been involved and supported us for over 10 years and is roped into most of our adventures!

Natasha answers any questions you may have and generally makes sure everything runs smoothly. Mother of one of our Senior pupils, Natasha also brings a vital 'dance mum' perspective to the team. 

Natasha is also a member of our Monday Adult Improvers Tap group.

Rhiannon is in charge of all admin for our Junior classes.  She ensures our members are checked in and out of classes, helps with toilet trips, tying shoe laces and giving our young dancers lots of encouragement within classes and keeping their families in the know with what we're up to in class.

Rhiannon also takes a lead role in special event costumes and logistics, as well as providing the dance school lots of marketing support.

She answers any questions you may have and generally makes sure everything runs smoothly. Mother of one of our Junior pupils herself, Rhiannon brings another vital 'dance mum' perspective to the team. 

Rhiannon is also a member of our Monday Adult Improvers Tap and Ballet groups.

Rhiannon Clapperton  Administrator

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