About our school

Formed in 2010 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.


Meet Our Team 

All our staff are fully trained, CRB checked and insured

Megan Elliott

Owner and Choreographer

Megan founded Centre Stage in 2009, after choreographing her first pantomime the year before at the age of 16. 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. 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. Alongside her teaching work, Megan continues to work as a professional Dancer/Choreographer and model in the industry. 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, Scuzz TV, John Lewis, Asos, MTV & Nike.  

Natalie Walker

Teacher of Centre Stage Academy of Dance

Niamh Bryson

Teacher of Centre Stage Academy of Dance 

Josh Smith 

Teacher of Centre Stage Academy of Dance