BA (Hons), LRAD3, RAD RTS, CDET Approved Teacher
Stephanie Boast has been dancing since the age of three with some of Plymouth's most renowned teachers. Over the years Stephanie took examinations in many styles and maintained an excellent pass rate in all disciplines.
Growing up in Plymouth, Stephanie spent a lot of time performing in pantomimes, local festivals, charity performances at the Theatre Royal Plymouth, Waynes Sleep Gala at the Princess Theatre Torquay and The Music of the Night in 2008.
As a child Stephanie was also a South West Regional Scholar for the Royal Academy of Dancing. She attended various workshops with well-known dance schools and companies including; The Urdang Academy, BIRD College, Rambert Dance Company and former Royal Ballet principle Wayne Sleep.
After secondary school Stephanie went to City College Plymouth to study a BTEC National Diploma in Performing Arts: Dance where she achieved Distinction across all disciplines. Whilst at City College Plymouth, Stephanie performed in many shows including the launch of City College Plymouth which was broadcast on local television. Stephanie also organised and choreographed severalshows over the two years she spent at City College Plymouth. On completion of the course Stephanie returned to her secondary school to choreograph and assist a Dance enrichment week.
Stephanie took up a place at The Royal Academy of Dance in 2009 on their BA Honours in Ballet Education programme and Licentiate of The Royal Academy of Dance. She graduated in July 2012 with Honours and a 2:1 classification. During her time in London Stephanie worked as a teaching assisstant for Chelsea Ballet Schools where she assisted the schools most respected teacher as well as at some of London's most prestigious preparatory schools. Stephanie also worked with the children of Chelsea Ballet School and Principle dancers of English National Ballet to put on a charity performance of the Nutcracker at the Southbank Centre in Christmas of 2011.
During her final year at The Royal Academy of Dance, Stephanie had a professional teaching placement with Denham Dance and Theatre Arts where she spent three months perfecting her teaching talents under the instruction of Jo Denham. She recieved first class honours for her professional placement portflio and first class honours for her dissertation on teaching Ballet to children with special educational needs (SEN). Additionally Stephanie was the RAD's representative for the National Union of Students and Head of Fundraising where she successfully organised events that raised a total of £2,000 to fund a Graduation Performance.
In July 2014 the dance school received the overall award of Dance School of the Year 2013. The award was presented by Wayne Sleep OBE and Anne Walker OBE. Stephanie was over the moon, surprised and honoured to have won! Thank you's were extended to her family and friends for all of their support throughout the 2 years of business and to the families, friends and students of the Stephanie Boast School of Dance for their ongoing support and participation in all that we do! Also to the judges Allison Coyne and Jonathan Grey – Editor of the Dancing Times. The school won £1,000 to spend at International Dance Supplies, 2 tickets to the International Dance Teachers Conference 2015 at the Royal Ball Ltdet School, Covent Garden and a specialist software package for dance school!
Stephanie looks forward to welcoming you to her exciting and ever growing dance school.