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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 Sophie had decided from a young age that she wanted a career in performing and teaching and continued to work hard to achieve her goals.

She stayed on at her schools Sixth Form College and studied for her A levels in Dance and Drama, she achieved these and then started auditioning for full time dance colleges. She auditioned all over England at various colleges but accepted the place she was offered at the Northern Ballet School in Manchester. Miss Sophie trained on the Musical Theatre/Jazz Focus Course at the Northern Ballet School from 2001-2004 and was awarded a scholarship in her 2nd year of training there. This is also where she gained her teaching qualifications (listed below). Upon her graduation in July 2004 Miss Sophie began to audition as a professional dancer for various jobs and contracts. She accepted a contract to be a professional dancer in a show for various cabaret venues in the Canary Islands for 6 months. On her return from this contract she again auditioned and did various dance shows and contracts in the UK and eventually started touring the UK in various shows both dancing and singing. This tour also ventured to Germany and Dubai.

Miss Sophie has taught various styles of dance for many years since graduating from the Northern Ballet School between dance contracts and more recently she has taught both syllabus work and coached students for competitions and festivals regularly for many local dance schools around the Stockport/Cheshire area. She has also worked for various companies for whom she delivers workshops and dance experiences all over the North West.

In 2009 she decided it was time for the start of her own dream which was always to have her own dance school and put all that she has learnt into practice. Miss Sophie opened Sophie Dee School of Dance in January 2010 and has big hopes and dreams for its success. She is a young fresh dance teacher with drive and determination but most importantly she has a passion for dancing, performing and teaching and loves passing this on to her students. Miss Sophie teaches ballet, tap, modern, Jazz and pre school classes within the school and along with Miss Liz teaches the dance sessions for the Young Performers Academy. 

Miss Sophie is qualified to teach ISTD Ballet, Tap, Modern, Jazz and National. IDTA Ballet, Tap, Modern Theatre and Cheerleading. UKCA Basic Cheerleading. Zumba. Acrobatic Arts. 

She has a CRB Certificate and is First Aid Trained.


Sophie Dee School of Dance, 6A Station Road, Cheadle Hulme, Stockport, SK8 5AE 

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