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Past students of Dance Estelle

Laur ThompsonLaura Thompson

I began my training with Estelle at the age of 9 where I went through to 17. I assisted with classes and enjoyed various seasons at the Hippodrome Circus as a dancer and Synchronised Show Swimmer. In 2011 I graduated from Masters Performing Arts College after studying performing arts for 3 years. I then went on to perform at Wembley Stadium, Battersea Power Station, London Olympia, Twickenham Stadium & at various different corporate events in London. Whilst training with Estelle & assisting with classes I found a love for teaching and now teach all over the country for a project that provides pre sport match entertainment. I am a children’s entertainer for "The Party Belles" and also a qualified Exercise to Music and Zumba instructor. I now love coming back to Dance Estelle to choreograph routines for the shows & would like to thank Estelle for everything she has done & continues to do for me.

Laura Eagle-Sayer

Laura Eagle-Sayer

I began my passion for dancing at the age of 7 under the training of Estelle Clifton. In this time I have been lucky enough to be involved in various shows and performances that Estelle has choreographed. I also thoroughly enjoyed taking part and performing in Estelle’s annual shows in The Hippodrome Circus. Whilst training with Estelle, I have been lucky enough to have the opportunity to perform as one of ‘The Estelle Clifton Dancers and Swimmers’ in The Hippodrome Circus, summer and winter seasons. Summer 2011 also gave me the opportunity to learn a new skill and be a part of Vincent Vignaud’s Illusion Act. At the age of 21 I am due to graduate a 3 Year Musical Theatre Course at Masters Performing Arts College in Essex. During my training here I have had the opportunity to work with various choreographers and have taken part in various hair shows and catwalks. Most recently I had the opportunity to work with the Eastender’s cast on BBC Children in Need.I now enjoy coming back to Dance Estelle and guest teaching the students.

Josh FleggJosh Flegg
I began training with Estelle from the age of 8 years old, I was lucky enough to have been the original intake At Estelle’s Dance School, Dance Estelle. From here I never looked back. Whilst under the direction of Estelle, I performed at many locations around the UK including The London Palladium and Hippodrome Christmas Spectacular to name a few. It was here with Estelle, I found my love for dance and when he was 16 I won a scholarship to Masters Performing Arts College in Essex. During my 3 years at Masters, I have performed on BBC’s Children in need with The One Show Cast and also a re-enactment of “Fame” With Johnny Vegas and Denise Van Outen, As well as 3 Variety Shows at the Famous UCL Bloomsbury Theatre. Since Graduating In 2010 I have been dancing my way around the world. I am currently, Principal Dancer with Norwegian Cruise Lines sailing around the Caribbean and Europe. I would like to thank Estelle for the great start in my performing career, not only as a teacher but as a close friend Estelle has always been by my side helping along the way.



Sophie Blowers

Sophie Blowers
I began dancing at the age of five as just a hobby, as my mum said’ I was too hyper’. Dance Estelle opened in 2003 and I attended from the beginning, until I was 17. In that time, Estelle helped me grow not only in dance ability but confidence. Her lovely, friendly way of teaching be it from the smiley woman who greeted me when I walked in or the laughing and the jokes in class, kept me coming back eager every week for 6 years!
Dance Estelle gave me many different opportunities which included performing in the Hippodrome Circus and Water Spectacular, as a professional dancer and synchronised swimmer. Being a part of the show, helped me with professionalism and gave me the grounding I needed to become a successful performer.
At 18 I left home and moved to Essex to start my three year professional training at Masters Performing Arts, one of the top colleges in The Essex area. Whilst there, I performed at Kensington Olympia, UCL Bloomsbury Theatre both in London and was lucky enough to appear in the Eastender’s Children in need special with the cast on Albert square and will be returning again this year. As a very recent graduate I now start a new chapter where my life will consist of auditions, rejection, determination and hard work. Estelle is a fantastic teacher and Dance Estelle is a great school and start to your career. Without her training I wouldn't be where I am today, so for that I am eternally grateful and wish everyone there good luck and enjoy it as I did....



Zac Patterson
i Everyone, Estelle has been my dance teacher since the age of 7. Estelle started teaching me at the Star efx Showtime academy which is where I was fortunate enough to perform in three "Sunday Night Live" performances held in London’s West End at Her Majesty’s Theatre, Theatre Royal Drury Lane and The prestigious London Palladium, all choreographed by Estelle. In 2003 Estelle then opened up and founded her own dance school "Dance Estelle". I joined Dance Estelle and have been heavily involved with the dance school ever since, performing in the Hippodrome Christmas Shows for 10 consecutive years in a row.... In 2008 I was offered a job with the legendary "Potters Theatre Company" which Estelle had recommended me for. (Ex theatre company members include West End stars Kerry Ellis, Lee Mead and more recently the first winner of "The Voice" Leanne Mitchell). I was a dancer at Potters for almost 2 years when I decided I wanted to further my training and professional expertise. I chose Performers College in Essex (obviously) as this is where Estelle had trained. I had the most amazing time at Performers and completed all of my exams up to and including Advanced Level 2 and studied professional teaching qualifications with the ISTD. My time at college was short lived as I graduated a year early as I was offered a job with P&O Cruises onboard the luxury Superliner Arcadia. I travelled around the world on the Grand Voyage and even in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean would still wear my Dance Estelle fleece. I returned to Potters Theatre Company but this time as Principal Dancer, Head boy and Dance Captain. On completion of this next contract I will then be disembarking on a 7 star World Cruise where I will have to learn 17 production shows from Ballet to hip hop (wish me luck). I am so lucky that I had Estelle as a dance teacher, as I personally feel if it wasn’t for her professionalism and her guidance I would not be in the lucky position I am today. I would give anything to go back to being a kid and performing in the Dance Estelle show and Christmas shows again as I had a brilliant time with some amazing memories. It is an honour to have been asked to choreograph a number in the last Dance Estelle Show. All the pupils are so lucky to have such an amazing teacher, whether you go for the fun or for an actual career, you don’t know how lucky you are to have Estelle as your teacher. Don’t take it for granted, as it will be much harder to find someone who can give you the opportunities and teaching standards that she can!!



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