All staff here at Chloe May’s Dance Academy are committed to ensuring that our dance families experience a friendly, high quality and supportive dance studio environment in which every child can thrive. 

We champion the efforts of all our pupils, help them grow in confidence and encourage their personality to shine through dance. 

All our teachers have professional dance industry experience and/or recognised teaching qualifications, as well as up-to-date First Aid and enhanced DBS certificates.

Chloe May

Chloe May



  • Associate ISTD (Ballet and Modern), Associate IDTA (all theatre genres), Graduate Teacher Programme/Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)
  • Middlesex University – BA Hons Dance with Performing Arts (First Class Hons)
  • Performers College, Essex (3 year vocational training) – Trinity National Diploma in Theatre Dance (Level 4). ISTD Vocational Exams: Advanced 2 Tap, Advanced 2 Modern, Advanced 1 Ballet

Career Highlights:

  • Performing in Spirit of The Dance and Spirit of Christmas theatre shows in Atlantic City and European Tours
  • Dancing with Rachel Stevens and S Club 7 on T.V.
  • Performing with Cannon and Ball in Comedy Bonanza 2002 summer season at The Grand Theatre, Blackpool and Peter Pan at Darlington Theatre.
  • Prior to opening the Academy Chloe May taught Dance and Musical Theatre in education for nine years where she was Assistant Head of Year, School Literacy Co-ordinator and completed a secondment on the Senior Leadership Team.

Chloé Marie Harris

Dance Instructor


  • Phil Winston’s Theatre Works, Blackpool (3 year vocational training)
  • IDTA Level 4 Diploma in Dance Teaching – Modern Jazz
  • IDTA Vocational Exams: Advanced 2 Classical Ballet, Advanced 2 Tap Dance, Advanced 1 Modern Jazz

Career Highlights:

  • Performing in Footloose The Musical at the Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham
  • Cabaret performances for Carmina Entertainment and Z BO Jackson Company Gala in Manchester
  • Chloé is an experienced pantomime performer and has performed locally in Cinderella, Aladdin, Peter Pan, Beauty and The Beast and Sleeping Beauty.

Tia Noakes

Dance Instructor


  • Elmhurst Ballet School, Birmingham (Full time Ballet Training 11-16)
  • Wilkes Academy of Performing Arts, Swindon (3 year vocational training)

Career Highlights:

  • Performing the role of ‘Veruca Salt’ in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Original London Cast) Theatre Royal, Drury Lane
  • Performing in the UK Tour of the musical Oliver! (ensemble)
  • Being chosen to receive both ‘The Stage’ newspaper scholarship and the ‘Ant and Dec’ scholarship to support her professional training
  • Playing ‘Wanda Bishop’ in popular daytime drama Doctors(BBC) and ‘Carla’ in children’s T.V series So Awkward (CBBC)
  • Recording the Original London Cast Soundtrack for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory as ‘Veruca Salt’
  • Performing on T.V. as ‘Veruca Salt’ inthe Royal Variety Performance, Children In Need and The Sound of the Musicals

Kemi Drew

Teaching Assistant

jasmin Gill

Jasmine Gill

Teaching Assistant


Catherine Pitt

Marketing & Admin

What the parents say about us

Don’t just take our word for it

“Thank you so much for organising this! M joined in with Tap today and she hasn’t stopped talking about it. What an amazing idea and so important for keeping a bit of normality in the children’s lives at the moment. You’re all doing a fantastic job!

A Dance Mum, Online Programme

Both of my children have been going to the academy for over a year now. My youngest son has suspected autism and I am amazed with how the academy fits him into his ballet class with so much patience and professionalism. My daughter gets excited before she goes to every lesson and aspires to be like the older dancers one day. I would definitely recommend the academy to any parent who would like their child to learn to dance in a loving, diverse, structured and professional environment.

A Ballet and Acro Mum

“My daughter has only recently joined a Junior Ballet class and absolutely loves it! She has settled in very well and loves her teacher.”

A Junior Ballet Mum

Our Accreditations

BA Hons Dance, Acrobatic Arts, A.I.D.T.A, A.I.S.T.D, Melody Movement, QTS