About our school
Formed in 2009 by local dancer Megan Elliott (PGCE/BTEC/200YTT), Centre stage prides itself on being a professional service that supplies a wide variety of very accomplished teachers and students, with many of them still working and teaching within the dance industry. Offering a wide range of classes for all ages and abilities, Centre Stage gives options to attend as little or as often as you want.
Our staff members have vast teaching experience, creating lessons to support and inspire all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive dance. We provide opportunities for our dance students to become physically confident in a way that supports their health and fitness. We give our students opportunities to perform and offer other activities to help build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect.
With all staff members fully qualified, insured, DBS checked, and experienced in their genre, we aim to develop pupils through dance in after-school classes, as well as weekends and during school holidays.
Owner & Founder of Centre Stage Academy of dance
Head Choreographer of Centre Stage
Megan founded Centre Stage in 2009, after choreographing her first pantomime the year before at the age of 16, whilst studying dance GCSE at Glossopdale. Megan then went on to graduate from The Manchester College with a Triple Distinction BTEC in dance.
Since opening, the dance academy has grown strength to strength, moving to their own studio in 2010. Shortly after, Centre Stage started to compete around the UK & Europe, becoming European Champions in 2014,2016 & 2017 in Germany & Paris.
After Megan finished her professional dance training at Phil Winstons Stage School & Renaissance Arts, Northern Ballet and graduated from Staffordshire University with her PGCE, Megan then continued to develop her teaching skills, becoming head of Urban Arts at The Manchester College and The Arden University. Centre Stage then outgrew their premises and moved to their new studios, at Woolley Bridge- Hadfield.
Over the years, Megan has continued to develop and expand her teacher training and experience and qualified in Yoga (300hr YTT), Aerial Hoop, Aerial Silks & Acrobatic arts and continues to offer such classes at the Academy. Her recent Acrobatics team became the Elite World Acro champions 2022 & 2023
Alongside her teaching work, Megan continues to work as a professional Dancer/Choreographer/ model and dance judge in the industry, working with a number of agencies. Megan has created relations and contracts with various companies, charities and local communities who she continues to work with on a regular basis. In her career, she has worked alongside stars such as Tinchy Stryder, Lemar, SClub, Nicky Clarke,Hrithik Roshan and worked for well-known companies such as KEY 103, Coronation Street, Scuzz TV, John Lewis, Asos, MTV, Adidas , Nike & Virgin Active