Senior Teachers

Jane Cooke : Principal


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About us


Hello, my name is Jane Cooke Principal of Sutton Stage School and Boldmere Ballet School.


I am a fully registered teacher of the Royal Academy of Dance which is one of the largest and most influential dance education and training organisations in the world.

I am also registered with the IDTA and ABD [formerly MIDAA]. I have been teaching classical ballet and all subjects of stage dance for over 30 years and have also danced on the professional stage.

A number of girls who have trained with me have gone on to work professionally both on stage and in teaching careers.

My schools offer all children and young adults an opportunity to explore the exciting world of dance giving them freedom to express themselves through music and movement. It helps to improves fitness, flexibility, co-ordination and posture. Students have the opportunity to perform in our shows and productions and progress through a continuous flow of examinations. Our facilities include a fully equipped dance studio and theatre on site. We pride ourselves in being a friendly and happy school whilst maintaining a high standard of work with excellent examination results in all subjects.


All teachers DBS checked.

Senior Teacher

Vanessa Henderson


Philippa Cooke:
Vice Principal

IDTA reg teacher

RAD Affiliate

My name is Philippa Cooke and as Vice Principal I assist my mother, Jane Cooke, in the running of Sutton Stage School and Boldmere Ballet School .
I am a fully registered teacher with the IDTA and an affiliated member of the Royal Academy of Dance. I have devoted my dancing years to Sutton Stage School and Boldmere Ballet School  having taken many exams, competed in competitions since the age of 3 and taken part in our cabaret work. I have enjoyed years of performing in all our school productions and this has all given me a firm understanding of the disciplines of dance.    My passion is choreography.  I compose a majority of our festival  dances as well as operating our "Confetti Choreography" side of the business. If you are interested in having a wedding dance with a difference, I am here to help! We like to encourage  our pupils and students with their dancing examinations and again, I assist with all subject and all levels from pre-primary to advanced. Please feel free to explore our site and if you would like to come along to try any of our classes, we will be pleased to see you!

Student Teachers

Sasha Davis

(Student Teacher)

Lucy Bunney

(Student Teacher)

Rhiannon Lawrence

Student Teacher)

Ella Woodbridge

(Student Teacher)

Grace Tregellis

(Student Teacher)

Please feel free to explore our website.

Principal : Jane Cooke    Classical ballet and stage dance for children and young adults