Meet The Team
Meet the faces behind the moves…
Deloris is the founder and director at Platinum Dance Studio with a background in Street and Hip Hop that is second to none. Deloris uses her vast experience, skill and passion to teach many different styles of dance and fitness. As a professional dancer, Deloris has appeared on music videos, films, TV dramas and even has her own workout DVD that was released in 2010 becoming the number one selling DVD in The North East. Deloris has travelled extensively throughout 2011 to gain qualifications in Turbo Kick, Piloxing , Booiaka and many other styles so that everyone can try amazing programmes and enjoy working out as much as she does. Deloris graduated with honors from Sunderland University with BA in Business, IT and Spanish and also holds a PGCE in secondary education.
Leah is the Company Practitioner and General Manager, obtaining her BTEC National Diploma in Dance at Shiney Row College following on from this she joined the NHS as a Clinical Receptionist. The knowledge she gained as a Clinical Receptionist combined with her dance expertise offers the company a professional and strategic advantage when dealing with the general public.
Clare has a BA Honors degree in Performance and Event Production. She is classically trained in Ballet and Stage Dance as well as other more commercial styles of dance. Clare is the Project Manager and a Dance Tutor who works not only at the studio but across the whole of the North East.
Claire is a resident instructor at Platinum Dance Studio. She has qualifications in ETM, Spinning, Circuits, Aerobics, Pole Fitness & Zumba (and its specialities). She has been a part of the team from the beginning and she is a very valued member of the team offering expert advice in the disciplines that she delivers.
Emma first started out working for Platinum as one of our receptionists but showed a great interest in dance. She is Zumba qualified and has become one of our most popular teachers.
Jen is a very important member of the team having worked since Platinum's inception in 2007. Acquiring a BA Honors degree in Contemporary dance from the University of Sunderland. Jen teaches many styles including Belly Dance, Burlesque, Bokwa and Zumba.
Emma has studied disciplines such as Ballet, Tap, Modern Jazz, Lyrical, Acrobatics & Freestyle and also has BA in Circus Performance from the prestigious Circus Arts College in London. Emma is one of most popular teachers teaching modern disciplines such as Zumba, Street, Burlesque, Contortion & Circus Skills. Emma is currently on a sabatical performing as part of a troupe for the Olympic opening ceremony.
Lucy has been teaching for a number of years both kids and adult classes. With a broad range of qualifications in many dance disciplines Lucy is a great asset to the team and will be teaching the kids classes on a Saturday from 11am. A very popular teacher we are pleased to have her working with us!
Suzanne has a danced for a number of years and attended the Tiffany Theatre College in Essex where she studied classical and commercial dance as well as Musical Theatre. Suzanne teaches adult and children's classes and has becoem popular very quickly especilaly in teh schools that she teaches in. Street & Hip Hop, Calories Seriously Incinerated, Calories Seriously Incinerated Dance, Jazz, Musical Theatre
Shelley is very passionate about health and fitness and is a very popular instructor in the North East. Shelley teaches both indoor classes and outdoor bootcamps with an extensive list of qualifications and knowledge about health and fitness. Shelley teaches a wide variety of classes such as Metafit, Spinning & Abs Blast
Nico has danced since the age of 15 and was in an all-female crew in Japan competing and performing. Since moving to Newcastle in 2007 Nico has been teaching within the community and with several dance companies performing across the UK and Brazil. Nico is a member of Bad Taste Cru and has her own all female Hip Hop crew called ‘The Sana Crew’. Nico is the guest instructor at Platinum Dance Studio and Sunderland Dance teaching both kids and adult workshops on a regular basis.