Teachers at DanceWorks



Laura Jakes

Laura Jakes trained at the London college of Dance and graduated with a diploma in dance teaching. Whilst at college Laura taught in America for one summer. And also taught in a community out reach project while still continuing to gain her istd qualifications.

After college Laura went on to teach in main land Greece for a year. Before being a free lance teacher based in Leeds who taught for Royal academy of dancing examiners.

 Laura Jakes also continued to further her training by gaining a diploma with I.S.T.D. and  her teaching certificate with the R.A.D.

She established her school in 1993 with only 20 pupils and now has over 150 pupils .

Laura still has a passion for dance and a passion for teaching all abilities .she particularly enjoys the challenge of teaching boys as they bring into the classes such untamed energy!