• Faculty

  • Miss Felicity
    Principal

    Felicity is the daughter of Elizabeth Fenton and danced at The Elizabeth Fenton School of Dancing since she was 3 years old.

    Felicity took senior examinations and gained her advanced 2 in tap, national and modern as well as intermediate ballet. She followed her mother’s footsteps and gained a place at Doreen Bird college before taking a break and going into the business world.

    Felicity also has gained a NVQ Level 3 in leadership and management and a Diploma in event management. Felicity is trained in child safeguarding

    She has experience in festival competitions and enjoys choreographing for such events.

  • Miss Helen
    Head of Dance
    ISTD DDE (Tap, Ballet), LISTD (Modern)

    Graduated from Studio La Pointe (SLP) Leeds, with three Associates & a Diploma in Musical Theatre in 2001.

    Helen then went onto performing in several London shows which included Fame and 42nd Street and is now currently teaching for the Elizabeth Fenton School of Dance; Maidenhead. Within the last few years Helen has choreographed and produced many successful shows, also achieving exceptional examination results from her pupils.

    Helen has previously coached numerous students towards their teaching qualifications and is widely recognised for her work amongst her peers and examiners.

    Helen’s choreography has been performed in several festivals, with solos and group performances qualifying for the All England Dance Finals.

  • Miss Vanessa
    Head of Ballet
    ISTD DDE (Ballet), A.R.A.D. Ballet, AES Diploma in Classical Ballet

    Vanessa trained at the Arts Educational School graduating with a Diploma in Classical Ballet and having attained advance level examinations in R.A.D and ISTD Cecchetti classical ballet and ISTD modern dance.

    She was a member of the Festival Ballet Company (now English National Ballet Company) and Dublin City Ballet Company, the latter as a soloist, before sustaining an injury which ended her dancing career.

    Vanessa then pursued a successful business career. During this time she kept in touch with her dancing roots by designing and delivering free form dance workshops on an ad-hoc and voluntary basis for adults, children and gymnasts and teaching the occasional private ballet lesson

    After 20 years working in the city, Vanessa is delighted to be returning to the performing arts industry as a ballet teacher and will, in parallel with this, be studying to further her classical ballet teaching qualifications

  • Miss Fenton
    Assistant Head of Dance & Founder
    R.A.D Ballet, AISTD (Ballet, Modern, National)

    Trained at Bird College, Sidcup, gaining I.S.T.D. advance examinations and Associates in Imperial Ballet, Modern and National.

    She also has teacher membership of The Royal Academy of Dance. Following a family move to Berkshire, Elizabeth started a village dance school at Sonning on Thames, and was assistant to The Janet Goodier School at Maidenhead.

    Two years later, Elizabeth took over the school of 80 pupils in Maidenhead.

    The school has expanded over the years with the introduction of Modern/Jazz and National dance. Elizabeth is now our main ballet festival teacher, getting pupils to the All England Finals and winning many places at local competitions.

  • Miss Sophie
    Teacher
    R.A.D Ballet, AISTD (Modern, Tap, National), LISTD (Ballet)

    Sophie Dodwell trained at London College of Dance, gaining Advanced examinations in Imperial and Cecchetti Ballet, National, Modern and later Tap. She has her Associate Diploma in all of these faculties and later gained Licentiate in Imperial Ballet. She is also an affiliate member of the Royal Academy of Dancing.

    Sophie has taught dance in Bristol and Bath, various schools in and around London and dance degree students in Slough. She has choreographed for many shows and festival competitions.

  • Miss Molly
    Teacher
    ISTD DDI (Modern), BA Hons Dance

    Molly is a dancer and teacher from Devon who has danced since the age of 3 in ISTD, R.A.D and IDTA. Molly continued her training at Totnes School of Dance where she branched out and found her passion for new styles including Contemporary and Commercial.

    Gaining a place at The Creative Academy, Molly trained full time in many styles and continued taking her vocational exams. At the end of her course, Molly received a First in her BA (Hons) Degree in Dance and her DDI Modern certificate.

    Molly has performed in Bollywood and Contemporary companies, short films and adverts but decided her heart belonged to teaching.

    Molly is now working towards her DDE Modern and is looking forward to sharing her knowledge with students.

  • Miss Laura
    Ballet Teacher
    R.A.D Ballet, Diploma in Professional Dance

    Laura attended the Elizabeth Fenton School of Dance since she was 4 years old. Here she gained examinations up to and including her ISTD and RAD Advanced 1 ballet

    She also attended the Sue Arkle School of Spanish Dance where she gained her Advanced 2 examination.

    During her time at the school, Laura was a Mid and Senior Associate with the Royal Ballet School. Her performance experience to include the Kirov Ballet Company and English Youth Ballet.

    Laura then attended the Northern Ballet School for three years where she graduated with a National Diploma in Professional Dance.