A Little Bit About Us
On Stage has been running since 2002 providing classes in singing, dance and drama at our St.Ives and Histon venues. In 2013 we launched our Dance Academy and have not looked back since!
The regular annual summer, winter shows and take part in local events and festivals, ensuring our pupils not only learn the key aspects of dance but get a chance to show off their hard work to friends and family!
Adult Classes in ballet and Jazz are Open to everyone and all abilities. It’s a great way to meet new people and awaken your love for dance.
Dance Teacher & Principal
Hannah started dancing at the age of 4 with a local dance school taking ISTD and RAD exams. Whilst taking her GCSE and A Level exams she got the opportunity to perform at Sadlers Wells, Disney Land Paris and Port Aventura amongst many other places. She gained a place at The Dance College under the guidance of ISTD examiner Penny Meekings and gained her CDE qualifications in Modern Theatre, Tap and National along with passing her vocational examinations in National, Modern and Tap at Advanced 2 level and Imperial Ballet at Advanced 1 level.
Hannah is thrilled at the opportunity of becoming Principal of On Stage YTS and has many exciting things planned for the future. She wants to thank everyone for their continued support and hopes you are all as excited as she is.
Matt was an original member of the On Stage team when it first opened.
After several years break he returns as the drama tutor for both the St Ives and Histon schools. Matt is an experienced musician and has performed both Guitar and vocals (Often at the same time!) in over 300 gigs and has toured the UK several times and is an active songwriter. Matt is a qualified sound engineer but his day job is as a project and design engineer. Matt spent 10 years working with Labyrinth role-play group and was active in writing scripts and story’s for this as well contributing to several source books for role-play gaming systems.
He brings a real passion and love for Drama in all its forms from comedy to serious hard hitting pieces and continues to write new and original drama material for the school to perform as well as working on existing scripts.
Born in Cambridgeshire Sophie started dancing, signing and acting from a young age and decided to pursue a career in the performing arts at sixteen. She secured a place at the famous London based performing arts school Italia Conti for a year`s intensive course and later went on to gain her full Diploma at the prestigious Urdang Academy.After graduating in 2010 Sophie worked on a number of Cabaret and Musical based shows travelling throughout Europe.
Her credits include performances at the Wimbledon theatre, the London Palladium and Finsbury Town Hall.For the past four years she has worked on board various Royal Caribbean international cruises as a dancer, singer,instructor and presenter including the`Oasis Of The Seas`the largest cruise ship in the world.Most recently she was part of the team to launch their newest ship`The Quantum of
The Seas`that sailed out of New York. Sophie teaches with passion,energy and excitement and is always striving to pass on her enthusiasm for the performing arts to each and every.
I have been at On-stage for ten years and joined to boost my confidence as a shy five year old who loved to dance from an early age. My mum took me to my first ballet class at three years old with dreams of Angelina Ballerina!! Thankfully I have moved on but as well as On Stage, I take lessons in ballet, tap, modern, street dance and intermediate classes. My hobby has seen me dance in Disneyland Paris and at Her Majesty’s Theatre in London, as well as many local venues. My ambition is to become a professional dancer and On Stage is showing me the way forward, whilst I am learning the ropes! On Stage are my Saturday family, the teachers are always supportive helping me with both my student learning and my additional helping with the Group 1 children – which I love working with! I look forward to spending more years with On Stage