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The Vyne Team

Academy Teachers

Corinna Chute. Director of The Vyne Performing Arts Centre.

Corinna started dancing aged 3 years with Dame Marie Rambert's daughter whilst her family were stationed in Bangkok. She continued her vocational training at Elmhurst Ballet School and then joined the Royal Ballet School at 16. At 17, Corinna started her professional career with an Italian touring Operetta Company, and by 19 joined the hit Italian Musical "Felicibumta", in Teatro Sistina Rome. With summer seasons at Teatro Verde in Trieste, Corinna performed in classical ballets, tap, jazz, and musical theatre. At 21, Corinna became a soloist "soubrette" on RAI TV. At 26 Corinna, moved to Holland where she formed the Dance Company "Serein" which toured in Europe and the UK including Sadlers Wells and the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London. She also worked closely with Amnesty International and taught at Vocational and Community Dance Centres in Holland. She collaborated with projects under Merce Cunningham, Anna Walsemann, and many other Dance legends and began her association wih the Cuban National Ballet School in 1984 as European Promotor of the international Dance Courses Cuballet. With over 30 years of teaching and choreographic experience, Corinna is a Registered Teacher with the Royal Academy of Dance, and acts as Mentor for the training of young RAD teachers.

Corinna Chute

Artistic Director
Teaches:
RAD Vocational Grades
Advanced Freework Ballet
Adult Ballet & Tap


Tom Gribby

Tom trained at the London College of Music, specialising in Music Theatre. Credits include:
THEATRE: Soloist and Compere in ‘Guys Or Dolls (The Cabaret)’ (Battersea Barge), Ensemble in “Fame The Musical” (Gordon Craig, Stevenage), Geoffrey in “Go & Play Further Up Your Own End” (UK Tour), Ensemble / King Rat in “Dick Whittington” (Birmingham), Lead Vocalist in “High School Rocks” (UK Tour), Swing in “42nd Street” (Hexagon Theatre Reading), Dance Captain, cover Mike & Ensemble in “A Chorus Line” (Hong Kong). Choreographer for “Spotlight on the Musicals with Faye Tozer” (UK Tour), Choreographer / Assistant Director for “Santaphrenia: A New Musical” (Leicester Square Theatre, West End), Choreographer / Assistant Director for the “Mercedes Benz E Class Launch” (Hong Kong).
TV & FILM: Mascot in “NFL Superbowl Ident” (Channel 4), Featured dancer in “London Dreams”, “Aaja Nachle” and “Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna” (Bollywood) and “Bustamove” (MTV). He is also resident singing and Estill technique teacher at Redroofs Theatre School.

Tom Gribby

Education Manager
Head of Musical Theatre
Theatre Programme Manager

Teaches:
Tap
Singing
Professional Development


James Espinosa

Fat loss expert, owner and head trainer of the highly rated "Fat Furnace", James is a qualified Reps Level 3 Personal Trainer with BSc in Sports and Exercise Science. With a history of athletic sports training in Elite Sports Centres in the USA including the famous IMG Academy in Florida, James has a firm belief in the achievability of high personal goals through tailor designed programmes focussing on nutrition combined with strength and conditioning regimes. The highly popular and proven "Fat Furnace" System is a Tri-weekly programme which is like no other. The Fat Furnace will instil good eating habits, create a fun environment to build confidence and supplement a healthy lifestyle. Flat tummies and skinny jeans! Whatever you put in you get back tenfold!

James Espinosa

Fitness Manager

Teaches:
Fat Furnace System
Strength & Body Conditioning
Personal Training


Amy Butterfield

Amy trained at London Studio Centre and alongside her performing career she began teaching at London's Pineapple Dance Studios. Indulging her love for theatre and hip-hop, Amy became a performer, Dance Captain and ultimately Resident Director for the International and European tours of 'Bounce - The Street Dance Sensation'. She later joined ZooNation as a dancer and creative team member; producing and performing in the original production of 'Into The Hoods'. Amy trains aspiring performers of all ages and recently assisted in the creation of the West End musical Charlie & The Chocolate Factory. Amy specialises in hip hop, including popping, locking, old skool and basic breakdance.

Amy Butterfield

Teaches:
Street Dance
Hip Hop


Celia Cook

Celia is a qualified ISTD teacher who started her training in dance in a small village on the outskirts of Doncaster studying RAD ballet, tap dance, National dance and modern dance.She attended the Ballet Rambert school in London, studying Cecchetti ballet, contemporary dance and national and character dance. After leaving Rambert she spent several years as a professional dancer before spending time teaching ballet, tap and modern dance. After having a break to have children Celia completed a YMCA/RSA Exercise to Music course ( Aerobics and fitness for children and adults) which she taught for many years. Having taught Line Dancing to Adults for over 10 years, Celia travelled to Nashville USA and became a World Champion Linedancer in the year 2000.

Celia Cook

Teaches:
Foundation & RAD Ballet
Character & National Dance


Catherine Copeland

Catherine began ballet at the age of 3 in Western Australia training within the Royal Academy of Dance and as a junior associate of the West Australian Ballet Company. At age 11 she was awarded a full scholarship to John Curtin, Australia’s premier performing arts high school. She graduated with distinction and completed further training with the W.A. Ballet Company and later the Australian Ballet School under the supervision of ballet luminaries Svetlana Beriosova, Maina Gielgud, Lucette Aldos and Dame Peggy van Prague.
Catherine has danced professionally with the W.A Ballet Company and Manx Ballet and has performed extensively in Australia and abroad. She graduated with a double degree in dance and dance education from the University of NSW in 2000 and is an experienced teacher of RAD ballet and GCSE and A level dance.

Celia Cook

Teaches:
Ballet


Clare Halse

Clare trained at the Arts Educational Schools, London where she gained a BA(Hons) in Musical Theatre. Most recently Clare appeared as 'Miss Dorothy' in Thoroughly Modern Millie at Kilworth House Theatre directed by Stephen Mear. Prior to this Clare enjoyed taking on the role of 'Kathy Selden’ in Singin’ in the Rain at the Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris. Other theatre credits include undertudy 'Dainty June' in Gypsy (The Savoy Theatre, London and previously at Chichester Festival Theatre), understudy 'Cherry Sunday' and 'Mrs Teavee' in the original cast of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane), understudy 'Teen Fiona" in Shrek The Musical (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane), 'Amber Von Tussle' in the original National Tour of Hairspray, Ensemble in Wicked (Apollo Victoria), 'Maid' in Stiles and Drewe’s Peter Pan, A Musical Adventure (The West Yorkshire Playhouse), Ensemble in The Music Man (Chichester Festival Theatre), Ensemble in A Good Thing Going- Simply Sondheim with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (Cadogan Hall) and Wendy in Peter Pan (The Grimsby Auditorium).
Original cast recordings include Peter Pan a Musical Adventure, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Gypsy.

Clare Halse

Teaches:
Musical Theatre


Tomomi Sato

Born in Nagoya, Japan, Tomomi trained at The Royal Conservatory, The Hague and was awarded Junior 1st Japan in 1995 and Senior 2nd Prize at the 4th International Ballet Competition, Luxembourg. She joined the Royal Flanders Ballet, Antwerp in 1995. From 1998 to 2000 she was based in Bordeaux, guest performing in France, Cuba, Mexico and Colombia. After joining Scottish Ballet (2000-2012) Tomomi danced all major roles as Principal. She left Scottish Ballet in 2012 to pursue a freelance career as an international guest artist, dancing with former English National Bzallet star, Yat-Sen Chang at the Espinosa Dance Project. Whilst performing at Gala events in Japan and London Tomomi’s repertoire has included many of the major roles in ballet classics, as well as several new works in contemporary and neo classic style. Tomo is now pursuing her passion for teaching at The Vyne Performing Arts Centre in Berkhamsted where she teaches on the Professional Performance Diploma and coaches dancers privately for international ballet competitions.

Tomomi Sato


Teaches:
Ballet
Repertoire


Pippa Newton

Pippa is a former professional ballet dancer and trained at The Arts Educational School - Tring Park and The Central School of Ballet - London. She went on to perform with London City Ballet, Wiener Ballet Theatre, Adonais Ballet Company and also in Andrew Lloyd Webber's "The Phantom of the Opera". She has 13 years of teaching experience with The Southwest School of Ballet – London, The West London School of Dance, The Julie Morton School of Dance - Tring and currently has her own ballet school in Cheddington and teaches classes at Tring Park School for the Performing Arts and Champneys - Tring.

Pippa Newton

Teaches:
Ballet Body Workout
Parents & Baby Dance


Anna Perry

Anna has been training and performing in dance and musical theatre for almost 14 years and in that time has developed a rewarding passion and skill for both choreography and dance technique. Having trained in ballet, varieties of jazz, tap, street and contemporary, and been teaching since the age of 15, she is delighted to now be teaching in the studios in which she learnt everything she knows.

Anna Perry

Teaches:
Contemporary
Street Dance


Associate Teachers

Lucia Caruso

Lucia Caruso is an accomplished Flamenco Dance performer, award-winning choreographer and experienced teacher with a successful international career. Born and raised in Rio de Janeiro where she studied various styles of dance and ballet until she fell in love with the vibrant style Flamenco. Soon Lucia moved to Madrid, Spain, immersing herself in the world's most renowned centre of Flamenco dance teaching and learning: Estudios Amor de Dios.

Candice Eales

Teaches:
Flamenco


Candice Eales

Candice is an Advanced Pilates Teacher and has been a member of the BCPA since 1998. She is the Director of Sports PilatesUK, the first programme of its kind, which brings Pilates into schools and clubs through sport. Candice is working towards Level Four REPS standard through BCPA as a 'Certified Back4Good Practitioner'. Candice lectures on the benefits of Pilates to various groups from HealthCare professionals, Sports clubs and Corporate Training Sessions. She was senior teacher of Pilates at Champneys Health and Spa Resort for 5 years. Candice has taught Pilates in the UK, USA, Spain, Australia and Tuscany.

Candice Eales

Teaches:
Pilates


John Grimes

Passionate about the benefits of yoga, John believes that life should not be too serious and tries to incorporate some fun and laughter in everything he does. He has always been interested in the therapeutic aspects of yoga and how it helps maintain health and aid recovery, having direct experience of this himself. John teaches in a gentle style that promotes harmony of mind, body and spirit and is suitable for all ages and abilities. John has been a qualified teacher with the Yoga for Health and Education Trust since 2003 and is a qualified yoga therapist with the Yoga Biomedical Trust and Yogacampus.

John Grimes

Teaches:
Yoga
Relaxation & Meditation


Nicholas Jury

Nick, Ballroom & Latin American Dance Instructor AISTD & former Head Teacher Karen Hardy Studios, has been dancing for over 18 years. After being awarded his medals and awards in Ballroom and Latin early on in his amateur career he now stands 'highly commended' as a professional dance teacher with the ISTD. With Nicholas competing nationally as a Ten Dance specialist he regularly travels all over the UK competing at a high standard in all the major championships. Nick has taken part in many charity shows as a key dancer Been interviewed for Radio, TV and magazines throughout the country Enjoys choreographing routines for showcases and putting pupils through exams he also likes to take pupils to Pro Am events worldwide.

Nicholas Jury

Teaches:
Ballroom and Latin


Amanda Livesey BSc (Hons) MSST BASEM

Amanda is the The Vyne's Sports Therapist and Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine Specialist. She has a lot of experience working in private practice and offers specialist assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries and pain conditions for the non-sports person and those involved in sport or exercise at recreational or elite level. Amanda has trained in Pain Medicine and also works with patients who have long-term and complex pain conditions. She will liaise and organise referrals to GPs, consultants and other medical professionals if further tests are required to get the best outcome for her patients. Amanda can arrange scans and x-rays for private patients. Non-members of The Vyne are most welcome so please do not hesitate to contact us. Please note that, at the moment, private medical insurance is not accepted, but this may change in the future.

Amanda Livesey

Sports Therapist and Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine Specialist


Nicky Roch

Nicky first trained as a dancer at the Arts Educational School Tring Park studying classical Ballet RAD and Cecchetti to Advanced level before heading to the London school to train in the Martha Graham Technique. Nicky joined the Bluebell Girls at the Lido in Paris working as a dancer and continued to attend Martha Graham classes in Paris. Returning to London to continue her career as a dancer/model, Nicky's love for movement and exercise led her into the fitness industry. REPS Member teaching group ETM, Bodybalance, RPM and one to one training with experience of over 20 years experience.

Nicky Roch

Teaches:
Barre Concept


Dan Street

Dan has been involved in the health and fitness industry for nearly 10 years as a Personal Trainer and Sports Therapist. He specializes in postural analysis and correction, injury prevention and rehabilitation, and agility and power training. Dan has a BSc Hons in Sport and Exercise Science, and holds qualifications in NASM Corrective Exercise, UKSCA Plyometrics and Speed, Poliquin PICP Advanced Personal Training, amongst others. Dan enjoys the challenge of pushing his clients towards their own personal goals whether this involves changing body shape, rehabilitating an injury or just getting fit. His Posture and Alignment class focuses on the analysis and implementation of correct postural habits in order to reduce pain and improve mobility.

Dan Street

Teaches:
Perfect Posture


Helen Walker

Helen has been a pole teacher since 2010 and a pole dance judge for POLE2POLE Cup Kent heat, Lucy Pole Cup for 2 years and her very own pole dance competition. Helen was the Runner Up in Pole2Pole Essex 2012 and achieved 5th Place overall in UK National Pole2Pole Cup Finals. Helen is both a Pole Dance Teacher (Vertical Dance Qualified) and a Personal Trainer and is qualified in Pilates, Exercise to Music and First Aid.

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She has completed masterclasses with the following Pole Champions: Maxine Betts, Jessalyn Medairy, Catrina Gennaro, Karol Helms, Sally-Ann Giles, Elena Gibson, Jenyne Buttefly, Marie Luz Escalante, Hanka, Bendy Kate, Justine McLucas, Rebecca Butcher, Dan and Stevie Doubles, Tess Taylor, Jamie Taylor, Annie Norris, Rafael Montanaro, Zoroya Zudd, Karry Summers, Valerie.B, Dan Rosen, Heidi Hildersley, Anne-Marie Davies, Felix Cane, Pantera, Sarah Scott.

Helen Walker

Teaches:
Pole Attack


Examinations
accredited by

Royal Academy of Dance