Meet our team of incredible student assistants
Centre Stage would not be able to deliver the standard of our lessons without the help from our dedicated and passionate team of student assistants. Our assistants work hard in supporting the teacher to ensure all students needs are met and allow us to offer more personalised and 121 tuition time within a community class. In return our student assistants are learning valuable life & employability skills such as organisation, communication, time-keeping, teamwork, creativity and responsibility. We can also offer references for future employers,College, University & DoE. Some of our student teachers who have been on the program for a while have now become weekly Centre Stage Staff members.
We take on new student assistants every September. Send us a message if you are interested in applying for 2023-2024. Successful applicants will be invited to a training day over the summer.
Darcy started Centre Stage at the age of 5. Since being with Centre Stage she has competed and performed in many local and professional shows, including credits such as Virgin Active and Fit As A Fiddle Festival. Her team has achieved an Elite Acrobatic Championsip title in 2019, 2022 and 2023.
In 2019, Darcy joined the Centre Stage teaching assistant program and continues to develop her coaching skills weekly alongside studying Dance, Criminology and Psychology A Levels at college.
A little note from Darcy:
"I love my centre stage family because everyone is so welcoming and friendly. I hope to inspire the younger dancers and help them become the best dancers they can be!"
Lottie joined Centre Stage at the age of 12. Lottie has taken part in many showcases, competitions and professional jobs , including credits such as Virgin Active, Fit As A Fiddle Festival and Freight Island. Her acrobatics team achieved an elite championship title in 2022 and 2023. In 2020, she began volunteering as a teaching assistant at Centre Stage to achieve her bronze and silver DofE awards and continues to develop her skills as a teaching assistant weekly.
A little note from Lottie:
"Although i joined later than many of my friends at Centre Stage, I was so appreciative of the welcoming environment that everyone provided alongside all the incredible opportunities and experiences I have gained. I hope to continue with teaching at Centre Stage and encourage and inspire the next generations of incredible dancers!"
George joined Centre Stage at the age of 7. George started his dance journey competing in an all boys Street dance crew "Wolfpack" and achieved many gold places across the UK. When he was only 12yrs old, George was asked to join the Over16 Advanced team District where he found himself dancing alongside many of the staff members. George recently became the UK Contemporary Champion with his team Subliminal. In 2021 he joined the student assistant program at Centre Stage and soon got asked to help teach a new all boys crew 'Wolfpack" weekly. Geogre helped inspire the boys to their first Gold in the UK Championships Blackpool 2023!!
A little note from George:
"All I've ever wanted to do is to be able to spend my time dancing with the most amazing and talented people at Centre Stage and I'm proud to say that i can do that every week. Ive made the most amazing friends here and i wouldn't change any part of my journey. I certainly wouldn't be the person i am today without Centre Stage.
Chloe joined Centre Stage at the age of 8 in 2016 where she joined the team New Generation. Due to her progression, Chloe was invited to take part in the UDO Championships with Centre Stages Elite Company team where they won the Over 18s and qualified for the World Championships. Chloe then started to study Contemporary dance and recently became a UK Contemporary Champion with her team Subliminal. Chloe has recently joined our student assisting team and helps out in Contemporary & Street dance classes each week.
A little note from Chloe:
"I love being a part of the CS Family because of the way everyone supports each other and provides a feeling of unity. When i first started Centre Stage i was really shy, but being part of such a welcoming and encouraging group has helped me build up my confidence. This has got me to the point where i am confident enough to assist and teach classes. I hope to share my love of dance to the younger generation of Centre Stage"
Darcey joined Centre Stage at the age of 8 in 2016. Since being with Centre Stage, Darcey has gathered an extensive list of performance opportunities by taking part in many local shows and competed in Contemporary, Jazz, Musical Theatre & Street. Darcey joined Centre Stage student assistant program after taking part in her work experience at Centre Stage. She now continues to develop her teaching skills weekly alongside her own training.
A little note from Darcey:
"I love my Centre Stage family because everyone is so encouraging and inspiring. I love helping the younger dancers improve on their skills and technique alongside developing my own"
Abbie joined Centre Stage at the age of 8 in 2014 starting in an all girls street dance team G2. After years of competing in street dance, she soon found interest in Centre Stages other dance disciplines such as Contemporary & Jazz and continued to tour with multiple teams. Abbie was recently accepted to further her Dance training at a vocational college where she is studying her Dance A Level but still continues to teach and share her studies with the younger generation.
A little note from Abbie:
"I absolutely love my CS Family, the fact i got to start in a brand new team and make my way up to where i am now makes me beyond proud and thankful for my teachers at Centre Stage. I am extremely proud of myself and all my friends and staff at Centre Stage for all the opportunities they have given, and still continue to give me and I'm grateful that i am now able to inspire the younger dancers to go out and do what they love.
Imogen joined Centre Stage at the age of 10in 2016. Imogen started off in contemporary class and was soon invited to compete with Centre Stages first contemporary team which is now know as Subliminal. She has competed & performed in several shows with her team and now competed as a soloist in Jazz, contemporary & Acro. Imogen started assisting two years ago and continues to help out with the younger generations.
A little note from Abbie:
"I absolutely love my CS Family because of how welcoming it is. No matter how bad of a day i have had, i can always rely on the centre stage community to put a smile of my face.
Not forgetting the amazing work from our team of up and coming trainee student assistants who commit to help out each week- Zara, Leah, Moon, Mia. Donna.