Our Teachers


Principal of Pointe the Way Ballet School

Having grown up and trained in London, Vivienne graduated from the RAD as a ballet teacher and came to work in the Midlands. She has worked extensively in the performing arts sector as a guest lecturer and choreographer. She established her own dance school in Coventry and took a break from teaching to bring up her 3 boys. She is a partner in running the highly successfull Leamington & Warwick Academy of Dance and has trained many students and teachers who have persued a career in Dance.

Taking over as principal in July 2016 she has built on and expanded the excellent work that Julia Essex, the school's founder, has done.

Vivienne and her husband Gavin are part of the leadership at Mosaic Church Coventry and serve as Community Pastors. She still runs the toddler group in her spare time.


Sarah Chislett


Sarah trained at The Royal Academy of Dance (RAD), London and gained her Licentiate and teaching certificate in Ballet and other dance related subjects.Throughout her career she has performed and taught dance both in the UK and abroad, including Norway and Sweden. With over 20 years experience she looks forward to joining the LWAD team.


Charley Howes

Miss Charley trained with Three Spires Dance School in Coventry before attending The Performers College. She holds a level 6 diploma in Professional Musical Theatre and Dance. She has performed on many Princess cruises and travelled extensively. She continues to perform with an 80s tribute group. When not performing she loves teaching. She also teaches at our sister school LWAD.


Taryn Nabi



All Teachers have enhanced DBS certificates and First Aid Training.

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