Meet our talented team of instructors and dance professionals

Miss Amy Norcombe - Principal

ISTD DDE , RAD RTS, Acrobatic Arts 1

Amy has been dancing with Stapleton School of Dancing since the age of three working her way up through the grades of ballet, tap, modern and jazz. After leaving school, she went on to study dance at Dance Academy South West. This gave her the opportunity to appear on stage at the Bristol Hippodrome in performances such as “Aida” and “Turandot”.

Miss Miranda Beard


My dance tuition began at Stapleton School of Dancing (SSD) under Miss Short, who founded the school in 1942. I continued my training at Bristol College of Dancing where I achieved my RAD Teacher Certificate with Distinction.

As well as training to become a teacher I also enjoyed a successful professional career.

Miss Jane Hamrouni

Miss Jane began dancing at the age of 3 and it has been her life ever since.

She trained at the Bristol School of Dancing in Clifton and received her training qualifications, (AISTD). She performed in pantomimes and was a member of a Road Show Cabaret touring the Isle of Wight and South Coast before travelling further afield to dance in various shows on some beautiful islands – Crete, Fuerteventura, Corsica and different countries including, Greece, Turkey and Tunisia. She moved on to Choreography and dance extensively throughout Europe with the German holiday company Robinson Club which is where she eventually met her husband!

Miss Ashleigh Elvins

RAD RTS, Acrobatic Arts 1

Miss Emma Fare

Miss Emma started dancing with Stapleton School of Dancing at age 3. Miss Miranda and Miss Sam, both Principles at Stapleton School of Dancing were influential roles models and Miss Emma followed in Miss Sam’s footsteps. At 18 she left Stapleton to attend full time professional dance and musical theatre training at Stella Mann College of Performing Arts. Miss Emma continued to develop her techniques in ballet, tap, modern, commercial, dancing in heels, musical theatre, singing, acting and choreography.

Miss Janine Moreno

Janine started dancing at the age of 4 with her local dance school Elliott School of Dancing.

At the age of 7 she moved to Annette Adams school of Dancing and at the age of 10 also attended the Royal Academy of Dancing on the weekend.

Miss Rachael Stuart