VMA Dance Teachers
Miss Victoria Freeman-White
Principal & Teacher
Miss Vicky established VMA Dance in 2012 after she graduated from Italia Conti Arts Centre with a three-year Performance Arts Diploma. During this time Miss Vicky attained her Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD) Diploma in Dance Education (DDE) in Ballet, Tap and Modern Theatre. Alongside her ISTD training Miss Vicky also holds a Professional Certificate in Education (PCE) with the University of Greenwich. She is also registered to enter candidates for exams with the British Theatre Dance Association (BTDA).
Whilst at college Vicky taught at The Montford Stage & Dance Academy in Kingston, teaching Tap and Street Dance.
After graduating Miss Vicky worked professionally as a dancer and taught for Dynamic Performing Arts and Dynamic Tots as well as establishing herself as the Ballet and Dance teacher at Pennthorpe School. This was where VMA first started as Saturday morning classes in the village of Rudgwick. Vicky continues to teach Ballet and Dance at Pennthorpe School, Downsend Pre-Prep, Glenesk School and Billingshurst Primary.
Vicky loves teaching dance to all ages and thoroughly enjoys sharing her knowledge in dance, drama & singing to others.
Vicky, like all VMA Dance teachers, holds her full DBS enhanced disclosure, Public Liability Insurance and First Aid certificate. She also continues to develop her teaching by attending CPD courses and updates her Safeguarding and Child Protection Policies regulary.
Miss Vikki Mead
Vikki qualified with a BA (Honours) in Contemporary Dance at Trinity Laban in 2015 and completed her MA in Performance as part of Mapdance Company at Chichester University in 2016. During MAP she worked with choreographers such as Richard Alston and Liz Aggiss, which drove her passion for performance and collaboration.
Vikki is a performer and teacher with dance company Magical Minds. They are currently touring around London raising awareness on mental health.
Teaching through the means of dance has been a stimulating and rewarding process and has furthered her love of working with children.
Miss Verity Penn
Ballet Teacher - Downsend Pre-Prep Epsom
Verity started training at a young age and studied a variety of styles. She became an Associate with the Urdang Academy at the age of 14 and continued to train there full time, graduating in 2010 with a National Diploma in Professional Dance.
Verity performed with 'Co_Motion' a contemporary/ballet company for 2 years and thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
Alongside the performing work, Verity studied at Italia Conti Arts Centre, gaining her ISTD teaching qualifications in Ballet, Tap and Modern. More recently, Verity has furthered her teacher training and now holds Licentiate qualifications in both Modern and Tap.
Having taught at a variety of dance schools, Verity is delighted to be working for VMA Dance. She hopes to pass on her knowledge and passion for dance to all the students, as well as developing their theatrical technique and vocabulary.