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About the Siobhan Collins-McCarthy Dance Academy

Principal and Founder:
Siobhan Collins-McCarthy is a Royal Academy of Dance Registered Teacher
R.A.D. T.C. R.T.S. (Distinction).
A worldwide Certified Pilates Instructor (Advanced Cert. Level 3), and
A Fitness Professional registered with the Register of Exercise Professionals (UK).

Collins-McCarthy Dance Academy was founded by Ms. Siobhan Collins-McCarthy – a former international ballet dancer. A scholarship recipient, worldwide Certified Pilates Instructor, and Registered Royal Academy of Dance Classical Ballet Teacher with Distinction.

The Academy offers:
1. All forms of professional dance training for every age group including Royal Academy of Dance Examination Classical Ballet, Repertoire, Jazz Ballet, Neo-Classical Ballet, Spanish Dance, Contemporary Dance, Character Dance and Adult Ballet.
Modern Dance and Tap Dance - (Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing Examinations). 
Pointe work, Pilates Classical Matwork and Body Conditioning.

2. Physical education, primarily Pilates, related to physical training for every age group and rehabilitation training for individuals recovering from muscle and joint injuries including people from the armed services and people with disabilities. In addition, as the Principal of the Academy, Ms. Collins-McCarthy is engaged to teach Classical Ballet and Pilates at notable dance and fitness establishments and programmes including The Birmingham Hippodrome: Cat Momentum Programme and The Professional Development Class Programme; The Birmingham Botanical Gardens; and Ace Dance Company.

Collins-McCarthy Dance Academy employs qualified professional Ballet and Dance Teachers, Choreographers and Musical Accompanists.
The Academy enters students for The Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) Examinations and has an exceptional rate of success with students receiving over 100 Merits and 70 Distinctions throughout the years.

Additionally, some students have been selected for the Pre-Vocational Programme at Elmhurst School for Dance, Royal Academy of Dance Associates and The Royal Ballet Associate Programme both in Birmingham and London.

Students also perform at The Royal Academy of Dance Genee Dance Challenge classical ballet competition held in Wales, winning Level 4, April 2014. Students also won Level 2 at the Royal Academy of Dance Genee Fundraiser Competition, June 2013 season held at Birmingham Royal Ballet and students also won Level 4, July season in 2011 held at Birmingham Royal Ballet.

Students have gained places at vocational schools including the English National Ballet Summer School, Tring Park school for the Performing Arts, Northern Ballet School, Kate Simmons Limited, The Urdang Academy, London Studio Centre, Northern School of Contemporary Dance, Ballet West, Laine Theatre Arts, The Hammond Specialist Performing Arts School, The Rambert Vocational School, Elmhurst School for Dance, White Lodge, Doreen Bird Vocational School, The Royal Ballet School, and The Paris Opera Ballet Summer School.

The Academy has also seen several of its students accepted to and performing with The Birmingham Royal Ballet Company in David Bintley's ballet The Nutcracker 2014 season, 'Still Life at the Penguin Café' 2013 season and 'The Nutcracker' 2011 season.
The English Youth Ballet Company, The Midlands Theatre Ballet Company at The Birmingham Royal Ballet, The National Youth Ballet of Great Britain: The Hackney Empire in London, The Ashcroft Theatre in Croydon, Sadlers Wells Theatre, London, Theatre Royal, Plymouth, The O2 Arena and The Birmingham Hippodrome.
Siobhan opened the Academy in September 2006 and is very proud about how it has developed and grown, not only technically but also in spirit. She takes great pride in inspiring students to share the love of dance and to be confident enough to follow their dreams, whatever they may be.

Siobhan continues to earn the most recent innovative international accreditations including The Royal Ballet School Inspire Seminars teaching certifications at The Royal Ballet and the Progressing Ballet Technique Programme Teaching Certification accredited by Marie Walton-Mahon.


Siobhan Collins-McCarthy.................................................................................................

Dance Academy

The Moorpool Hall
The Circle
West Midlands
B17 9DY

Mobile: 0789 631 5199
Email: enquiries@ballet-birmingham.com

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