Sarah Simpson - ISTD DDE, RAD RTS

After studying for a Masters in Engineering at Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen and working in the Oil Industry for a few years Sarah decided to pursue her passion for dance. Training at Dance College Whitstable, Kent, she completed her ISTD Diploma in Dance Education (DDE) in Imperial Classical Ballet, Tap and Modern Theatre. She has also achieved the following vocational exams; ISTD Advanced 2 Tap, Advanced 1 Modern Theatre and Advanced 1 Imperial Classical Ballet, and continues to work towards her Advanced 2 in Ballet and Modern. Whilst studying she taught at a local performing arts school in Kent. On completion of her course Sarah moved back to Aberdeen and taught at various dance schools throughout Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire. She also completed a teaching course with the Royal Academy of Dance in turn gaining Registered Teacher Status. With a relocation to London in 2018 she teaches ISTD Ballet, Tap and Modern and RAD Ballet at various schools in the city. Upon settling in Balham, Sarah has decided to further her career with the opening of Solasta Dance Academy in order to provide comprehensive dance training to people of all ages and abilities.

she was a very determined, diligent and keen student. She’s naturally musical and artistic
— Celia Johnson (FISTD, Vice Chair ISTD Imperial Ballet)
She is completely reliable, professional and communicates well with all students and other staff at the dance centre. She is liked by them all!
— Emma Stewart (Principal Deeside Dance Centre)