Fiona's Fancy Feet opened in September 2012 starting with no pupils and we now have over 150.
The school has steadily grown and built a teaching faculty along the way with Charlotte Lee joining us in 2015, Charlotte Robinson joining us in 2016 and Heather Richmond in 2018.
We proudly offer class in ISTD Modern, ISTD Tap, Imperial Classical Ballet, ISTD Jazz, Musical Theatre and Contemporary.
Each year we hold our Summer School which is always 4 days of fun and madness where students get to try new things alongside our guest teachers.
Every second year we have a Show with the next one being in July 2020.
Fona's Fancy Feet
Higher Poulston Farm
Fiona started dancing at the age of 8 doing Cecchetti Ballet, then soon took up ISTD Modern, Tap, Ballet and Jazz and later took up ISTD Ballet.
At 18 Fiona moved to London for 3 years where she studied dance and musical theatre at The Centre PAC. She also studied and gained her DDI and DDE teaching qualifications whilst there. She always knew teaching was her aim and after some teaching experience in both London and Devon she decided to venture out on her own.
At the age of 23 back in 2012 Fiona opened Fiona's Fancy Feet, starting with no pupils at all.
The school has steadily grown even while Fiona had two children. Fiona had her daughter Maisy in 2015 and had her son George in 2017. The school continued to run despite Fiona's absence with the support of wonderful teachers and parents.
Charlotte started dancing when she was just 4 years old with Deborah Bond Dance Academy where she studied ISTD Ballet, Tap, Modern and Jazz. Charlotte soon realised she wanted to pursue dancing and teaching in particular.
In 2011 she successfully gained ISTD DDI in Ballet, Modern and Tap. In the same year she gained a place at Bodywork Company Dance Studios (Cambridge Performing Arts), studying ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, drama, singing and voice, achieving Level 8 Musical Theatre Diploma with Distinction validated by Trinity College London.
After teaching for various schools around Cambridgeshire, she relocated back to Devon and gained ISTD DDE in Modern and Tap in 2014. She has recently also passed her DDE Ballet.
Heather grew up in Devon and went on to complete an apprenticeship in London with Springs Dance Company in 2011 with the opportunity to also train in America. She then graduated from Northern School of Contemporary Dance with a First Class Honours degree in July 2014.
She has worked with choreographers including Gary Clarke, Charles Linehan, Balbir Singh, Charlotte Spencer, Corey Baker, Angus Balbernie and Sharon Watson.
After graduating Heather was invited to perform, choreograph and teach with Vou Dance Company in Fiji for four months, touring around Fiji Islands and New Zealand.
She then returned to Devon and founded her own professional dance company HeatherWalrondCompany with Arts Council England funding and developed 'The Rising' which over 3 years has toured all over the UK and Africa.
In August 2015, she joined Exim Dance Company as company dancer, became an Associate Lecturer and Higher Education Fellow in Dance for Plymouth University.
In 2017, she won the Marie McCluskey Dance Award and became the International Projects Project Coordinator for Plymouth Dance.
In 2018 she was awarded the Lisa Ullman Travel Scholarship and with The Rising in high demand, HeatherWalrondCompany will tour internationally throughout 2018/19.