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Hayley Rea - Principle and Owner of Aim High Dance Academy.


Dance Education, Qualifications and Awards

  • GCSE Dance A*
  • A Level Dance A Grade
  • Level 1 in Safe Guarding
  • Qualified Emergency First Aider
  • Completed London Youth Dance/ Sadler’s Wells Dance Artist Training Programme January 18th- February 15th 2010. This training consists of Child Protection and Safeguarding, Lesson Planning, Managing Challenging Behaviour, Working Inclusively and Big Dance School Pledge.
  • Spirit of London Award, Achievement Through The Arts 2010  In November 2010  Hayley was awarded the Spirit of London Award, Achievement Through Arts 2010. This title was awarded in respect of the reputation, dedication and success of Hayley’s dance career over the past four years. The award is supported by many celebrities and represented by the Damiloa Taylor Trust and theLord Mayor of London Boris Johnson. Through this award Hayley was invited to a reception at 10 Downing Street with the PrimeMinister David Cameron and attended an awards ceremony held at the 02 Arena.  Hayley was also invited to a gathering at Parliament with MP Chuka Umunna.

Hayley has taught for many dance companies such as Hypnotick in North London who were 2009 UDO (British Street Dance Champions), Virgin Active Gym in Merton Abbey Mills, Sadler’s Wells Theatre Company, London Youth Dance, Dare2Dance, Oval House Theatre,The Little Magic Train (Dance Fusion), Elite School of Dance and Drama, Funky feet and many more.

Aim High Dance Academy has many contracts in primary schools, secondary schools, nurseries, after school clubs, parties’ etc all of which are co-ordinated and managed by Hayley Rea.

 Hayley also runs a mentoring scheme alongside Aim High Dance Academy where she trains young adults between the ages of 17-25, who wish to pursue a career in dance.

Quote: Hayley Rea ‘I consider myself to be a good teacher because I care about the students I teach.I have a passion for dance, enjoy teaching dance and I believe this is the main key to my successful dance classes. I always put in 100% to give the children what they need and maintain the ethos of the school. I ensure Aim High Dance Academy always offer a high quality standard across our programme at the branches, after school clubs or parties. Our team Strives to help Aim High students achieve the best they can.

We understand each child is unique and encourage each students self expression. I believe through dance you can bring out the best. I believe teaching dance helps build relationships among the students and encourages teamwork, it helps gain confidence and social skills and is a fun way of keeping fit. I maintain a good level between discipline and fun and ensure all my classes are taught in a correct and safe manner.’







Rhona Noel - Teachers Assistant


Dance History: I’ve been dancing since the age of 3 and from that age my life aspiration has been to become a dance professional. I have been trained in Ballet, Tap, Modern, Jazz, Commercial Jazz, Contemporary, Lyrical, African, Musical Theatre and Street Dance.

I am performing and training with Aim High Dance Academy as a teahcing assisant. I hope through Aim High Dance Academy I can further my skills in all my dance styles and pursue a career to become a qualified dance teacher; so that I can teach a variety of dance styles.  My previous dance training has taken place at a number of different dance groups such as Del Toro School of Dance, Greenshaw High School, Oval House Theatre. My training has enabled me to achieve a number of successful opportunities, grades, qualifications and awards.  I have been part of a wide variety of dance events, to list a few: ‘The Mardi Gras Challenge’ at Sadler’s Wells, ‘London Youth Dance’ at the London Scoop and Go Islington, performances at the Secombe Theatre, Lambeth Country Show and at Oval House Theatre.

 Quotes:  There is no limit to what you can achieve, exceed your best to be the best.