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Verity May Hammersley

ISTD DDI (M,T), AIDTA (F,MJ,T), LEVEL 4 DIP F, ALCM, DipTCL

Principal, Modern & Tap


Verity started her training at the age of two and a half when her mother sent her to ballet lessons due to a bone growth defect in her foot. She instantly fell in love with dance and soon was enjoying most forms of dance lesson at Frogmore Dance School.


At the age of five, she started singing lessons at the YEM theatre school. By the time she was eight, she had won first place at many dance festivals and had appeared in many pantomimes and shows, including performing at the London Palladium and working with George May.


It was at this age that Verity won a Saturday scholarship to Sylvia Young Theatre School. She continued to train at these three schools, and perform in countless productions until she was sixteen, when she was awarded a DaDa scholarship to attend Laine Theatre Arts. Verity graduated with a National Diploma in Musical Theatre in 2007. It was also at Laine that Verity started her teacher training with the ISTD.


Since graduating from dance college, Verity has gone on to perform in the West End, Tour the UK, appear in both TV series and Commercials and cruise the world as a Lead Production Vocalist for Holland America Cruise Line. Upon returning to the UK, Verity then turned her focus to passing on her skills and passion to the next generation, returning to her roots at Frogmore Dance School.


Verity holds her associates with the IDTA in Modern and Tap and a Level 4 Teaching Diploma in Freestyle, a Musical Theatre Associate with the London College of Music, as well as her DDI’s in both Modern & Tap with the ISTD. Verity is a certified teacher of the Progressing Ballet Technique and is currently continuing her Teacher Training with the ISTD at the Linda Sweetzer TTC.

Verity also holds a licence to teach the Pirouette Surgery® method created by Rosina Andrews.


www.veritymay.co.uk



Shannon Platt ISTD DDI (M,IM)

Ballet


Shannon started dancing at the age of 6 years old including Ballet, Tap and Modern. Her love and passion for dance grew and at the age 14 she became part of the CAT scheme at the Lowry in Manchester, where she trained in Ballet and Contemporary.

Shannon started her full time dance training at Centre Pointe Vocational College Gaining ISTD teaching qualifications and also gained a huge variety of performance experience.

Shannon graduated from Centre Pointe in July 2016 and gained a place at the Rambert school of Ballet and Contemporary where she has begun a new chapter in her dance journey.

Shannon loves to teach and inspire children to also love dance and cannot wait to start her time at Frogmore Dance School.

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Verity’s Credits Include:


Theatre:

Featured Ensemble in ‘Insane About Broadway.’

Charing Cross Theatre

Lead Vocalist in ‘A Laaaaa Garsons’ - UK Tour

Lead Production singer- MS Statendam - Holland America Cruise Line.

‘Hits of Broadway, Designs by Mackie’

‘On Track’ ‘Hit the Deck’ and ‘World Beat’

Title Role, Cinderella, TIE Tour

Dance Captain, Believe in Yourself, Epsom Playhouse

Continental Lady, Lucky Stiff, Studio Theatre LTA

Vocalist, Seeing Tomorrow, Epsom Playhouse

Ensemble, Life After High School, Studio Theatre LTA

Lead Vocalist, Kidspirational, Epsom Playhouse

Vocalist, Name of the Game, Epsom Playhouse

Ensemble, Aladdin, Anvil Basingstoke

Ensemble, Dick Whittington, Anvil Basingstoke

Ensemble, Mother Goose, Anvil Basingstoke

Ensemble, Annie get your Gun, Woking Rhoda McGraw Theatre

Doc, Snow White, Princess Hall Aldershot

Ensemble, The King and I, Woking Rhoda McGraw Theatre

Ensemble, Jack & the Bean Stalk,ArtsLink Camberley

Ensemble, Snow White, ArtsLink Camberley

Ensemble, Dick Whittington, ArtsLink Camberley

Ensemble, Gala Supper, Metropole Hotel, Grand Lancaster Hotel, London

Ensemble, Smash Variety Gala, London Palladium


TV:

Nearly Famous, Kudos E4

AOL commercial, BRIX

Movie Reviewer, Carlton Kids, OnDigital