About Us

IDTA

We are members of The International Dance Teachers Association, which is one of the world's largest Examination Boards, covering the full spectrum of dance subjects on a global scale, with over 7,000 members in 55 countries. The Association celebrated its Centenary in 2003. IDTA Patrons include:
Darcey Bussell CBE, Anton du Beke, Erin Boag and Arlene Phillips. More information about IDTA can be found on their Website www.idta.co.uk



Coppelia School of Dance Teachers

Our Teachers are fully qualified with the International Dance Teachers Association (IDTA). Other qualifications held are with the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, The London College of Music and Buckinghamshire New University.


Miss E. Harte
Principal
IDTA Abt. ATC. London College of Music : ALCM & LLCM

As Principal Miss Harte teaches in all classes, and oversees the entire running of the School. Miss Harte began her Dance training with IDTA, initially in Ballroom and Latin American Dancing, competing at major UK competitions and achieving her Bronze, Silver and Gold Medals, plus 1st and 2nd Gold Bars. She then went on to qualify with IDTA in both Classical Ballet and Modern Theatre Dance. Miss Harte also has extensive classical Singing training, initially with The Guildhall School of Music to Grade 8, and has an Associate in Musical Theatre Singing, Honours in Performance with the London College of Music, Thames Valley University. After completing this she went on to achieve her Licentiate in Musical Theatre and also received the Award for the highest level attained for the Academic year. In 2016 Miss Harte achieved her 2nd IDTA President Award with Honours in Modern Theatre Dance. Miss Harte has an established performance career and previous roles have included Mary Poppins, Giselle in "Enchanted", Fagin and Bet in the musical "Oliver!" and Carabosse in "The Sleeping Beauty".

She has also produced, directed and choreographed numerous Theatre productions, including "Dance Sensation " at The Theatre Royal , Norwich, "Anastasia", "Aladdin", "The Wizard of Oz", "Thoroughly Modern Millie", "Oliver!", "A Magical Christmas, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007". "The Magic of Dance" in 2011, "This is The Moment to Dance" in 2013, "A Magical Christmas Nutcracker" in 2015 and the Clasical Ballet "The Sleeping Beauty" in 2016, all at The Marina Theatre, Lowestoft.

Miss Harte is always working to provide the best opportunities for the School and brings out the best in every student.


Aurora Harte
IDTA AF. AChl. Ant & Phy Dip. London College of Music: ALCM
Aurora has been dancing since she was 4 years old. She has performed Professionally in numerous Theatre Productions, including Professional Pantomime and UK touring productions. Musical Theatre Roles have included, the title role of Annie, Agnes in "Meet Me in St. Louis" and Eliza Doolittle in "My Fair Lady". She has also danced the roles of Mrytha, Queen of the Willis, in "Giselle", The Sugar Plum Fairy in "The Nutcracker" and The Lilac Fairy in "The Sleeping Beauty".

Aurora teaches in all classes and has choregraphed for all School Performances and also designed costumes for Theatre Productions. In 2005 she was one of only 22 Dancers in the country to be nominated for the IDTA W.J. Tasker Student of the Year Award. Aurora has qualifications in Drama and Theatre Studies, and holds an Associate in Musical Theatre Singing, Honours in Performance with the London College of Music, Thames Valley University. She is a qualified teacher with IDTA and holds an Associate in Freestyle Dance and is also a qualified Cheerleading Coach with IDTA and the British Cheerleading Association. She has teaching qualifications in Classical Ballet, President Awards with Honours in Modern Theatre Dance and Classical Ballet, and the IDTA Diploma in Anatomy and Physiology. Aurora is always available in class to help students and parents with uniform ordering and also ballet shoe fitting, including pointe shoes.


Astrid-Adele Harte
IDTA Abt. ATC. DEx.Dip. Ant & Phy Dip. BA (Hons) Professional Dance Development
Astrid-Adele started dancing at the age of 4 and made her stage Debut at the age of 5 at the Theatre Royal, Norwich. Her experience in Musical Theatre, Drama and Singing earned her the Title role of "Oliver!" in 1999, which was featured on ITV. Astrid-Adele holds Bronze, Silver and Gold Medals, and Gold Bars in Theatre Craft, Classical Ballet, Modern Jazz, Freestyle and Cheerleading.

At the age of 16, Astrid-Adele achieved her Professional Performers Qualification with IDTA and has since danced the Classical Ballet Principal Roles of Giselle, Cinderella, Nikiya in "La Bayadere", Clara in "The Nutcracker" and Princess Aurora in "The Sleeping Beauty". She was one of the youngest members of IDTA to achieve her Associate when she was only 18 years old. She also holds IDTA Diplomas in Anatomy and Physiology and Dance Exercise. She has also been featured in IDTA's International Magazine after Graduating with her Honours Degree in Professional Dance Development. Astrid-Adele teaches in all classes and also choreographs for the Theatre Productions. She is a very popular teacher especially with the younger students, with her kind and reassuring approach. She teaches all Gymnastic Dance classes, training students for Rhythmic Gymnastic Awards and Grades.