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Mrs Sophie Tighe - Principal


Miss Sophie was born in Poynton, Cheshire in 1983 and joined a tap dancing class at the age of 6. She soon realised that she loved dancing and wanted to learn more dance styles and moved dance schools to study ballet, modern, national, jazz and continue with tap. She joined Bramhall School of Dancing and carried on her training there until she was 18 taking numerous examinations in all genres and competing in many festivals and competitions around England as a soloist and part of different groups.


Miss Liz - Vice Principal


 Miss Liz joined SDSD after leaving Dance Network and previous to that Arabesque School of Dance in Birmingham where she was the pre-school dance teacher and also a ballet teacher. She is a highly trained and qualified RAD, ISTD and IDTA ballet teacher and also holds qualifications in ISTD and IDTA modern and ISTD national dance, UKCA Basic Cheer, Street Cheer Level 2 and Acrobatic Arts!


Jack Robinson - Street Dance Teacher






 Jack is a highly experienced Street Dancer and Street Dance Instructor, he has competed in the World Championships 3 times in 2008, 2009 and 2010. Jack teaches throughout Cheshire and has two crews of his own, who have successfully qualified for the World Championships numerous times. Jack has also been to train and teach in L.A with choreographers such as Marty Kudelka (Justin Timberlake) and David Moore (Beyonce).


Miss Kirsten - Teacher

Miss Kirsten is delighted to be part of SDSD! She is our main Saturday Teacher at St Andrews- she also works at the Studios throughout the week and in the SDSD Office. She is also one of our SDSD Dance Party Instructors! SDSD is excited to have Miss Kirsten on board.


Miss Naomi - LAMDA Drama Teacher

altMiss Naomi gained a First class degree in Performing Arts at Salford University, before training at the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA) and gaining an MA in Acting, with Distinction. Naomi spent ten years touring in numerous productions across the UK, including musical review shows ‘The Golden Years of Music Hall’ and ‘Hooray for Hollywood’. As well as her experience as an actor and singer, Naomi also works as a children’s entertainer and performer for various cruise lines and also runs drama parties.


Sean Boyes - YPA Vocal Coach

altSean is our new Vocal Coach for our YPA Students. He is thrilled to be teaching at Sophie Dee School of Dance and can't wait to work with our students.


Miss Amy - YPA Drama Teacher

alt Miss Amy graduated Liverpool Hope Univeristy with an Upper Second Class Honnors Degree in Drama and Performance in 2014.



Miss Steph - PreSchool Teacher

 altStephanie moved to Stockport from her home town in North Wales where she previosuly taught Dance and Msuical Theatre at North Wales School of Dancing and Powerplay Musical Theatre Company.


Karl Bowe - Jazz/Body Con Teacher


Karl trained with Miss Sophie and Miss Liz at the Northern Ballet School and has gone on to have an incredible career as a professional dancer. 

He has danced on a number of cruise lines, been in the UK Tour of Dirty Dancing, Dirty Dancing in Germany, The Bodyguard in Germany and the World Tour of Jesus Christ Superstar. He ws a dancer in the film Mamma Mia, has danced for Take That at the Brit Awards and lots more! 

He will be mainly teaching our Jazz classes at SDSD but he will also be taking some Commercial and Lyrical workshops in the school too. 

We are delighted to have Karl join the SDSD teaching team.




Class Assistants

Our wonderful team of class assistants are invaluable to SDSD, they are friendly and patient with all of the children and are a huge part of making the classes run so smoothly. They are all an asset to SDSD.

Miss Eva and Miss Molly

Morning classes at  St Andrews - Saturday

Miss Millie

Afternoon classes at St Andrews - Saturday

Miss Megan and Miss Jess 

Morning classes at Club Cheadle Hulme - Saturday

Miss Abbie and Miss Milly 
Rhythmic Rascals 3's/4's and Pre Primary classes - Monday

Nya and Adam
Mini and Junior Street Dance - Tuesday 

Miss Jess

Primary and Acro classes at SDSD Studio - Monday

Miss Milly

Acro classes at SDSD Studio - Saturday Morning


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