Gayle Middleton, Licentiate UKADance (Highland & Theatre)
Director and Principal Teacher at Dance St Andrews
Gayle is a qualified teacher with UKADance to Licentiate level in both Highland and Theatre branches and holds qualifications in Progressing Ballet Technique. She has danced competitively to World Championship level and performed across the UK and in Europe in theatres, festivals and shows during her dancing years. She has taught in a number of schools before establishing Dance St Andrews in 2019. Gayle has undertaken additional teacher training with the Royal Ballet School (2021) and further training in Dance for Older People (2020), Positive Psychology for Dancers (2020), Adolescent Dancers (2021) and Proprioception (2021).
Katie Dunnett ABATD: Teacher (Highland)
Katie started Highland Dancing at the age of four taking examinations with BATD. She regularly competes at championship level throughout the year. She is part of the University of St Andrews Highland Fusion demonstration team where they perform traditional Highland Dancing with a modern twist.
Alexandra Yap AUKADance: Teacher (Theatre)
Alexandra started her dance training in St Andrews at a young age, taking dance examinations with BBO and UKA, the organisation with which is she is now completing her teacher training. Alexandra has recently completed her Associate level teaching exams in Ballet and is working towards expanding her qualifications and studying for Licentiate level qualifications. She was a BBO Scottish Scholar for a number of years, and is a member of the Lothian Youth Dance Company with whom she has performed widely including the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2019. She is now a member of the Blue Angels dance team at the University of St Andrews
Rhian Alsop: Teacher Trainee (Theatre)
Rhian has been dancing from a very young age and is undergoing training to become a teacher with Dance St Andrews. She has performed in professional shows and pantomimes, working with different companies. She recently completed her training at the Scottish School of Contemporary Dance to further her experience and training in different genres. Rhian is currently on maternity leave but we look forward to welcoming her back!
Gwendoline Choi: Trainee Teacher (Ballet)
Gwendoline is originally from Hong Kong. She is trained in ballet, but she has enjoyed trying new genres since her arrival in Scotland, particularly Highland! She has experience teaching both adults and children, and loves watching students’ passion for dance blossom, building personal relationships and instilling both technique and expression.
Mea Stanley: Trainee Teacher (Ballet)