ALBION DANCE SCHOOL
Principal: Amanda Benjamin BA Hons Drama (QTS), LRAD, RTS, ARAD, AISTD
Amanda began dancing when she was six years old and has not stopped since.
She trained to be a dance teacher at The Royal Academy of Dance in London and has worked in Germany and England in a variety of settings. After sixteen years as a professional dance teacher, she retrained as a Primary Teacher with a specialism in Early Years education, Dance and Drama. She taught in Reception and Year 1 in a busy Islington Primary School and then moved to Copthall Girls School in Barnet to teach Dance and Drama full time at Key Stage 3, GCSE and A Level.
During her time there, she worked with many professional companies including Akram Khan, Matthew Bourne – Adventures in Motion Pictures, The Richard Alston Dance Company, The Rambert Company , The Royal Ballet Company, English National Ballet Company, Siobhan Davies, Lea Anderson – The Cholmondleys and the Featherstonehaughs, The Ballet Boys and Wayne McGregor/Random Dance. These collaborations led to performances at the Lillian Bayliss Studio at Sadlers Wells, The Linbury Studio at the Royal Opera House and the Artsdepot, Barnet.
Amanda is also a British Gymnastics qualified club coach and judge. From 2010 to 2015 she worked with Lara Everall at North East London Gymnastics Club both as a coach and as a dance teacher running Dance at the Cube.
Amanda has been a mentor for professional teaching students from De Montfort Univerity, The Royal Academy of Dance and The Institute of Education.
Amanda holds an enhanced DBS certificate.