Meet our team

Megan Blower
DDE

Principal
ISTD Tap, Modern and Jazz

Megan's love of dance and performing arts was evident from a very early age. Some say although she was born in Portsmouth, she was raised in the studio! Her talent and passion enabled her dreams to become reality when beginning her career as a professional dancer/singer at the age of eighteen. Since then, she has been fortunate enough to perform all over the world in musicals, tours and on-board luxury cruise liners. During Megan's time performing, she was often appointed the role of Dance Captain and Assistant Choreographer; this is where she discovered her passion for teaching and her creative identity was born. As founder and principal, Megan believes that every child deserves the chance and training to enable them to reach their full potential. Her genuine passion reflects through her students, and her belief in each and every pupil is paramount. Megan is proud of her wonderful team and is delighted to be able to offer exceptional training in all disciplines, across the board.

Joe Price
BA Hons

Musical Theatre - Vocal / Acting coach

Having trained for many years in Musical Theatre, Joe prides himself, with the invaluable experience he has gained throughout his professional career. His fun, inspiring and unique teaching methods are enjoyed by all fortunate enough to work with him. Joe is proud to be able to share his vast knowledge and passion with our students, and we at MBA, are delighted to have him as an integral part of our faculty.

Natasha Mould

Jazz / Contemporary / Street Dance

Natasha started dancing at the age of 9, she was awarded a full scholarship to the Sylvia young Theatre School where she remained a full-time student up until the age of 16. She then went on to win a full scholarship to Laine Theatre Arts in Epsom. Since graduating from LTA, she has performed in the following shows - *Craig Revel-Horwood's Strictly Confidential (Dance Captain)* *Jemima and Rumple teaser in CATS UK and international tour* *CATS -London Palladium with Nicole Scherzinger* *Penny Pingleton - HAIRSPRAY UK tour* *Cha Cha in 'Grease' UK tour* *ANNIE GET YOUR GUN at the Sheffield Crucible* *Mrs Worthington - Me and My Girl, Chichester Festival Theatre* *Martha in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers - Regents Park Open Air Theatre* *1st cover to the Dolly Parton role (Doralee) in '9 to 5' at the Savoy Theatre, London


Natasha has also danced on TV shows such as ITV's The Xtra Factor and BBC's Strictly Come Dancing. In addition to her many credits, Natasha is also a very passionate choreographer and choreographed the music videos for The MOZAICS single 'Before we grow old'. 

She has assisted Strictly Come Dancing's Pasha with choreography for his tour 'Dance the night away' and worked alongside numerous choreographers including Jason Gilkinson, Matt Flint and Nathan Clarke with pro numbers for BBC's Strictly Come Dancing.

Natsuki Uemura
BABE LRAD RAD RTS ARAD

Ballet

Natsuki trained at Royal Academy of Dance for three years graduating with a BA(Hons) in Ballet Education, a Licentiate of Royal Academy of Dance and ARAD. During her training, she assisted and taught at many private ballet schools and public schools to broaden her knowledge and experience of teaching. She currently teaches ballet and contemporary dance in London, preparing students for ballet exams and choreographing pieces for festivals. She is very motivating, enthusiastic and supportive in class and she continues to develop her teaching further so that she is able to provide a more effective learning environment for students.

Annabelle Turner

British Gymnastics Lv 1-3

Pilates Lv 3


ACRO / Pilates


Annabelle was a gymnast from the age of 5 and competed successfully many times in both county and regional competitions. Alongside gymnastics, Annabelle also danced and went on to spend 2 years studying vocals at the Academy of Contemporary Music. At 18, she started coaching gymnastics and acrobatics, discovering a love for teaching. Annabelle is also a fully qualified Pilates instructor.

Ciara Mccooey
BABE LRAD RAD RTS

Ballet / Contemporary

Ciara grew up in Knockbridge, Ireland and danced before could walk. At the age of four, she was enrolled in a stage school where she took dance, drama and singing lessons. She began her ballet training at the age of eight and instantly fell in love. When she was eleven she attended Coastal Ballet School in Drogheda to further her training. Here she took graded and vocational examinations under the RAD syllabi and also partook in modern exams (graded and vocational) under the ISTD syllabi. In 2015 Ciara joined Dublin Youth Dance Company and with the company has performed in the Irish Youth Dance Festival (2016, 2017), Dublin Dance Festival (2017) and at Castle Malatesta in Rimini, Italy (2017). She was awarded distinctions in all of her speech and drama exams under the Royal Irish Academy of Music and the Leinster School of Music and Drama. She has also gained distinctions in her singing exams (Royal Irish Academy of Music). In 2017 she moved to London and enrolled on the Royal Academy of Dance’s BA (HONS) Ballet Education Course and also the Licenticiate of the Royal Academy of Dance programme which she graduated from in 2020.

 

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