Kristy started her dance career at the age of 4 as a student at Tozer Studios. Kristy found great inspiration from her teacher Alison Willett and the passion she nurtured helped Kristy win a scholarship to Bush Davies Arts and Educational School at fourteen. Following this she qualified as a teacher in Ballet and Modern with Distinction from Laine Theatre Arts College.
SARAH MACLEOD-CAHN -Vocal Coach
Sarah began her musical training at age five playing the violin. Not long after she was encouraged by her music teachers to begin vocal training, and as a youngster performed as both a singer and in orchestras throughout the West Midlands, as well as completing her classical music grades.
In 2001 she attended the University of Nottingham, where she recently completed her PhD. Alongside her academic studies Sarah continued her vocal training and has performed as a soloist in numerous staged productions, concerts and galas. In addition to teaching both private and group singing classes, Sarah is currently a workshop leader for Opera Start East Midlands and between 2005-2008 was Regional Co-ordinator and workshop leader for Streetwise Opera.
Sarah has also successfully lectured and tutored hundreds of students at both the University of Nottingham and Nottingham Trent University.Sarah joined the teaching staff at Tozer Studios in 2010 & since then has expanded the original 2 group classes into 4 thriving group classes & also incorporates into a full timetable private vocal training for examinations in Music Theatre (LCM examining board).
GARETH WOODWARD-Street Dance
Gareth Woodward, originally from Nottingham, started dancing at the age of 16 when he took his first class at a local studio. He instantly fell in love with the art form and soon began traveling back and forth around the UK attending any classes and workshops he could to extend his knowledge. After countless hours of training, a year later Gareth travelled overseas to Los Angeles for the first time where he trained in numerous styles at Debbie Reynolds Studios, Millennium Dance Complex and later Movement Lifestyle.
At the age of 21 Gareth broke into the industry professionally and in recent years has gone on to work with some of the biggest names in the business including Mariah Carey, Cheryl Cole, Coldplay, Take That, The X Factor and The Voice UK. He has also appeared in commercials for Cartoon Network, Nokia and Cadburys. Performed and choreographed pieces for the Breakin’ Convention Tour in 2009, 20 Twenty Cricket Corporate Events and featured in Bollywood movies.
Throughout these experiences Gareth has had the opportunity to work under top choreographers such as Tony Testa, Fatima Robinson, Kim Gavin, Natrica Bernard and Aicha Mckenzie, gaining valuable knowledge helping him develop, not only as a dancer/performer but as a choreographer and creative artist.
Today, Gareth continues to work professionally in the industry whilst teaching his craft regularly in and around the Nottingham area and in workshops across the UK, with the philosophy that you are forever a student he also continues to study and train feeding this back into his students.Gareth has been teaching at Tozer Studios for over 5 years and has successfully developed the Street Dance technique to a high standard within the school and continues to inspire all the students with his knowledge and skill.