Strong Feet Dance Academy
Based in Alcester, Warwickshire, Strong Feet Dance Academy has been open since 2015. Having had previous success with her Dance Academy in St. Annes Lancashire, Michelle has moved to bring her expertise to Warwickshire.
Fully qualified with the IDTA and a 100% exam success rate, Michelle's wealth of knowledge and history in the performance industry means students learn to the highest standard, whilst having fun.
During lessons we work towards the IDTA examination syllabus, taking part in the examinations is not compulsory but certainly rewarding.
We aim to put on an annual show/presentation evening where the students get a chance to show off their newly learnt skills.
Meet the team
Michelle Barber - Principal & Head Coach
Having trained at the highly acclaimed Phil Winston's TheatreWorks in Blackpool, Michelle went on to perform as a dancer in various summer seasons and shows.
In 2000 Michelle was part of Simon Cowell's girl band "Girl Thing" and got to travel the world performing to hundreds and thousands of people and having top ten success in several countries. The band reunited more recently in 2014 as part of the ITV2 show "The Big Reunion".
Following this success, Michelle went on to be a television presenter on Nickelodeon UK. It was during this time Michelle returned to college to complete her dance teacher qualifications. She then set up her Dance Academy in St. Annes, Lancashire.
Having re-located to Alcester in 2014, Michelle started Strong Feet Dance Academy in 2015 with two classes on a Saturday morning and approximately 12 students. 6 years on and there are now well over 100 students in the strong feet family with multiple classes throughout the week. At home Michelle is a mum to three boys who all take dance lessons and are often seen helping out around the studio.
Sarah Morris - Cheerleading Coach
Georgi Evans-Goodrich - Marketing Manager
Georgi brings a decade of communication experience from in-house and agency to the Strong Feet family. From working in leisure and tourism to now in elite sport, the knowledge she has gained has been a valuable addition to the school in driving awareness and recruiting new students. Outside of the studio (and office) Georgi spends time trying to play netball and walking her pampered pooches.
Rosalyn Donovan - Cheerleading Coach