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Hannah Holmes

Dance Teacher

Hannah started her dance, drama and singing training at the age of 3 at 'Stage Door' and 'Northern Arts School of Dance' in the North East of England. During her 16 years of training she competed in many local and national festivals, British and North East championships, stage productions and pantomimes. She has taken examinations and qualifications up to Associate level in Tap, Ballet, Modern and Stage.

As a youngster Hannah can be seen as an extra in many films including 'Our Friends of the North', 'Billy Elliot' and 'Purely Belter'. Hannah won the title of North East Tap Champion, North East Song & Dance Champion and British Song & Dance Champion in her late teens and was a finalist in Blackpool's renowned Miss Dance of Great Britain in 2007. In 2006, 2007 and 2014 Hannah performed at the London Palladium and Her Majesty's Theatre in London's West End playing the lead roles of Sally Bowles in 'Cabaret', Dainty June in 'Gypsy' and Dolly Levi in 'Hello Dolly'. She has travelled the world as a professional dancer/singer with P&O's luxury cruise ships 'Aurora' and 'Arcadia' with the amazing Headliner's Theatre Company.  In 2010 Hannah was Dance Captain for Paul Holman Associates in the very famous pantomime Cinderella with Men Behaving Badly star Neil Morrissey and Eternal's Kelle Bryan where she was recruited by Red Hot Entertainment. She then went on to teach Musical Theatre and choreograph for productions in Northampton, Barking, Ealing Broadway and many schools’ back home in the North East.

Choreography credits include 'Grease', 'We Will Rock You', 'The Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe', 'Saturday Night Fever', 'Anything Goes', 'The Wizard of Oz' and 'Jesus Christ Superstar'. She is now married with a young family, but still has a deep passion for every style of dance. She has recently choreographed the Pantomime for Sterts Theatre Arts and various amateur dramatic groups in Cornwall. Hannah excels in Tap, Modern/Jazz and Musical Theatre, and can’t wait to share her skills and knowledge with the Ballaré students.