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, 2022) and further training in Dance for Older People (2020), Positive Psychology for Dancers (2020), Adolescent Dancers (2021) and Proprioception (2021).

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

Paula Miles: Paula is our tap teacher and has brought expertise in tap to lift attainment and performance as well as expanding our timetable to include the much-loved adults' tap class.

Mea Stanley: Mea is trained to associated level with UKADance and is a ballet specialist. She leads our pre-school curriculum and also teaches with our collegues at BYCA

Eleanor Gray: Eleanor is trained to provisional teacher level with UKADance and assists with our P1-7 jazz and ballet classes.

Henrietta Evetts: Henrietta is also trained to provisional teacher level with UKADance and works across the school when she is in St Andrews

Anna Ewing: Anna is trained to associated level with UKADance in Highland and aims to expand to attain her ballet qualifications when she returns from a year in France.