Lindsay Haynes started dancing at the age of 3 years old at the ‘Pitt-Draffen School of Dance’ and later at ‘Parkside School and Studios’ where she gained all examinations in Ballet, Tap, Modern, Greek and National dance.
Following her training and graduation from the ‘London College of Dance’ in both performing and teaching, Lindsay has been involved professionally with all aspects of dance and choreography for the last 25 years. After living and teaching in Munich, Lindsay settled in Nottinghamshire to pursue an opportunity in freelance choreography coupled with Dancewear retail-where for 4 years successfully ran her own business alongside furthering her experience in dance teaching, dance adjudication,choreography and theatre work.
This is when her connection with Tozer Studios began.
After 9 years of teaching alongside former Principal Alison Willett, Lindsay was given the role of Head of School at Tozer Studios back in March 2008. This involved general organising, teaching and choreographing within the school specialising in Modern & Tap. Then in August 2008 it was decided by Alison Willett that Lindsay would become Principal. For Lindsay this is now a full time position, which is combined with running the home and raising two energetic young boys.
Theatre experiences include King and I (‘Little Eva’ & Ensemble- Derngate Theatre) ‘Babes in the Wood’ & ‘Sleeping Beauty’ (Northampton Theatre Royal). Choreography credits include: ‘Carousel’(Northampton Amateur Operatic Society) ‘Dance Spectacular’ (Her Majesty’s Theatre, London), All England Dance Competition 1991-94( Sadler’s Wells Theatre, London), Frankenstein (Part of ‘Octoberfest’, Munich Arts Festival, Munich,) ‘Streetmania ‘07’ (Street-dance event, Nottingham) As a teacher Lindsay has had the opportunity to work with many acclaimed dancers and choreographers including: Richard Alston-Richard Alston Dance Company, Mickey Rooney-singer, songwriter, Christopher Bannerman-freelance choreographer, Hakeem Onibudo- Artistic Director ‘Impact Dance’ and Vicki Igbokwe-Master trainer Nike UK. Throughout her teaching career many of Lindsay’s students have continued on to become professional dancers and performers sharing the passion and love for the Performing Arts.