Miss Michelle, born on 9th April 1977 Michelle started dancing at the age of 3 with the Deanne King School of Dancing. She trained also at Kilburn School of Dance and danced in many county productions. As well as performing for a year in theatre productions. Having always had a love of working with children Miss Michelle qualified as a nursery nurse in 1996 and spent many years working a private nanny. During this period she continued to support her dance teacher as an assistant dance teacher from the age of 14. She then decided to pursue her career as a dance teacher where she holds her Associate Teachers Qualification in Ballet, Tap, Modern Stage and Musical Theatre with the NATD , and later founded The Michelle Randles School of Dancing in 2004 and the rest is history. In August 2016 Miss Michelle completed her training in Acro dance and is a certified teacher with the Acrobatic arts syllabus, As well as completing the new Early movers programme designed for Pre school children with the NATD.
Miss Lucy, born 11 August 1998 started dancing at the age of two at Deanne King School of Dancing in Stanwick. She joined Michelle Randles School of Dancing in 2008 where she since has performed at Her Majesty's Theatre in The West End, The Royal Albert Hall and Disney Land Paris. Miss Lucy started helping in class in 2012 and then took on a teachers role within the school with her own classes, as her career has take off she now occasionally is a cover teacher for classes throughout the school. She has taken various NATD exams in ballet, tap and modern styles and in June 2019, graduated at The University of Northampton having completed a Psychology with Education Studies degree. Currently, Miss Lucy is working with the NHS as a trainee education mental health practitioner while studying for her post graduate degree at The University of Northampton.
Miss Rachel Born on the 10th March 1998, Miss Rachel has danced with Michelle Randles School Of Dancing since the school opened in 2004, She has achieved so many of her dreams and had the opportunity to perform at venues such as; Her majesty's Theatre London, West end, Disney Land Paris and The Royal Albert hall. Recently having completed her level 3 diploma and HNC & HND degree at College, Miss Rachel has had the opportunity to study musical theatre and create and perform in lots of shows; including the musical 'A Chorus Line'. Miss Rachel currently works at a secondary school teaching expressive arts, Working at Sporty holiday club during the holidays and running 'Perform' with one of her past teachers. She enjoys leading dance, singing and sport sessions. At weekends Miss Rachel works with Kelly’s Princess Parties as a character performer, attending, and often leading, children’s parties. This includes singing, dancing, party games and activities etc. Miss Rachel is a performing arts, sports teacher and training to be a designated safe guarding lead, as keeping your children safe is her passion.
Leah has trained at MRSOD since the age of 3 and has been assisting dance classes since she was 11 years old. She has performed at many West End theatres such as Her Majesty's Theatre, Saddlers Wells , The O2 and the Royal Albert Hall and at Disneyland Paris. Leah is a valued member of the team and a much loved part of the faculty. She is an extremely talented and inspirational dancer to many of our students and she helps to bring out the best in our pupils. Leah has completed her A Levels in English, Psychology and Chemistry and has recently started her Children and Young Person's Nursing BSc (Hons) at the University of Northampton. She continues to train at MRSOD 4 days a week and regularly covers lessons for Miss Michelle.
Connor has been part of MRSOD all his life and started dancing at the age of 5 years. He found a love of breakdance and trained as a BBoy with the IDC crew and performed in numerous community shows and competitions. Whilst taking his GCSE dance Connor realised he wanted to study dance full time and joined the Addict Youth Dance Academy training in ballet, tap, jazz, commercial and hip hop dance. To this day Connor is still training at Addict Dance academy in Leicester and in June 2020 he successfully passed his BTEC in performing Arts (dance) and is now in his 2nd year studying for his HND degree in performing arts (dance) . Connor is continuing to dance professionally as well as teaching and Choregraphing for MRSOD, he is heavily involved with our show routines which is also something he loves to do. Connor recently performed at the London lifestyle awards with Beverly Knight and continues to audition for professional roles within the industry.
Miss Sophie has been singing professionally since she left school in 1989, starting out as an actress with The National Youth Theatre working with Matt Lucas (Little Britain) and began teaching 15 years ago. Miss Sophie has released 3 studio albums, toured internationally and was the very first artist to perform on the main stage at London's O2 Arena! As a teacher she has a busy private studio and is also a coach for ITV's The Voice. She is constantly training and going on courses to further her expertise in all things singing. Miss Sophie is currently in the middle of a Master's Degree and is research Hing the benefits of singing on the well-being of victims suffering with stroke and dementia. She provides music therapy in a brain injury unit on a weekly basis. Miss Sophie also manages to find the time to run 3 weekly choirs too! In her spare time she collects all things Sindy doll from the 1980's, is a stationary obsessive and loves afternoon tea and licourice!