Jessica Hirst

Jessica is a part of Tap Attack's Northern Associates and has recently been selected to be part of Team GB and compete at the Dance World Cup in Germany in 2017. She danced with the Junior Formation team and won Gold!

Jessica has also done professional pantomime and danced with The English Youth Ballet.

Jessica was selected to attend the Northern Ballet International Summer School in 2017.

Elena Scott

Elena is on the York Ballet Scholars senior programme, where she has now trained for several years.

Elena has also been accepted onto the Ballet Theatre UK associate programme.

Elena was awarded with the Louise Browne award for the most improved student at Yorkshire Ballet Scholars.

She was selected to train with the Northern Ballet at their Easter Intensive.

She became part of The National Youth Ballet in 2016, performing with them at Sadler's Wells after a residential at Tring Park. She successfully auditioned for another place in 2017 and has enjoyed training at Elmhurst for this.

Elena has also danced for Ballet Lorent and The English Youth Ballet and currently holds the TECDA record for the highest exam mark with 99%.

In October 2017 Elena won first place in the UK Dance Class Championships for ballet, out of 60 competitors for age 14-15 years. (See photo below, Elena second from left)

Cameron Taylor

Cameron is a part of Tap Attack's Northern Associates.

Cameron is also part of the Northern Ballet Intermediate Associates.

Cameron had his first professional job in 2016, modelling for the NCTL campaign.

Milly McElveen

Milly is a part of Phoenix Youth Academy.

Milly has also danced with The English Youth Ballet and the Regional Youth Ballet.

Daniel Sharp

Daniel was cast as the lead role in a big ad campaign - he was 'Alfie The Astronaut' for the NSPCC. You can see his video on the 'Casting Agency' page of this website.

Daniel has also starred in 'Brief Encounters' on ITV1.

Daniel has attended many high profile auditions and was recalled for Disney's new Mary Poppins movie.

Clara Finn

Clara is part of the Northern Ballet's Associates and will be starting her third year of training with them in September 2017.

Hannah Fish

Hannah has successfully auditioned for the Midlands Ballet Associates, run by Shannon and Peter Parker.

Hannah has also trained with the Northern Ballet's Associate programme and was selected to dance at their International Summer School in 2016 and 2017.

Hannah has danced in professional pantomime and with the Regional Youth Ballet.

At Can U Dance 2017 Hannah was talent spotted and offered a scholarship to dance college.

Hannah recently won 2nd place at the UK Dance Class Championships for age 14-15 ballet. See photo below.

Abby Rigg

Abby is a part of the Senior Associates at Tap Attack.

Abby has danced in professional pantomime and with both The English Youth Ballet and The Regional Youth Ballet.

Holly Dean

Holly has been accepted onto the Midlands Associate Programme which is run by Shannon and Peter Parker.

Holly has also done professional pantomime and danced with The English Youth Ballet.

Holly recently won 2nd place in the UKDCC championships for Modern age 12-13 years out of 60 competitors.

Ailbhe Morton

Ailbhe is a part of Yorkshire Ballet Scholars.

Ailbhe has also performed with Ballet Lorent.

Zoe Cole

Zoe has successfully auditioned for Tap Attack's Northern Associates.


Lucy has played the role of 'Young Fiona' in the latest tour of 'Shrek The Musical!'. Bradford Alhambra 2015.

Lucas Gill

Lucas has danced with Turvey World Dance on several occasions. 

Lucas is going to study dance at University.

Panto Success

Lots of children from TECDA have enjoyed dancing in professional pantomime.


4 of my dancers were allocated 4 out of 12 places with Ballet Lorent when they toured to Huddersfield with their contemporary production of Rapunzel. Pictured: Ailbhe Morton, Evie Swales Gledhill, Olivia Taylor, Elena Scott.


8 of my students were selected to appear in Angelina Ballerina - The Mousical at The Lyceum Theatre in Sheffield.