Meet The Teachers
Charlie - PRINCIPAL
Charlie has been dancing since a young age and teaching for over 20 years. She has taught at many local schools
until starting her own dancing school in 1999. Charlie as well as being a chartered building surveyor formed the Dance Reality Show & Cabaret group in 1999 and since then has been managing, and choreographing for the group. She has expanded the company over the years by opening new schools in different areas of Reading until finally in 2006 opened the Studios giving a base for all the classes. Charlie has memberships and teaching qualifications with numerous dance associations including IDTA, ISTD, NATD and AQA
Miss Louise - Head of Ballet Faculty
Louise has been dancing for over 18 years, during which she has studied a wide variety of styles including Classical Ballet, Lyrical, Jazz, Street, Tap and Contemporary. She spent a year as a member of the Berkshire Youth Dance Company, and in 2000 was awarded a scholarship to study at the at British Ballet Organisation with Miss Brenda Last. She also spent time studying musical theatre and dance at London Studio Centre prior to beginning a degree course in Law. Louise has regularly competed at local and national dance competitions, and her achievements include 1st Place Contemporary Quartet at the All England Dance Competition. Having studied both the RAD and BBO syllabi as a student, Louise then trained in ISTD ballet at the Linda Sweetzer Teacher Training College.
Charlotte (Theatre School, MT, Modern, Street Dance, Tap, Acro)
Blog coming soon
Josie has trained at Dance Reality since she was 5 years old and completed all her dance exams up to Advanced 2 level all with Distinction grades acheived. She has perfomed in numerous productions and professional pantomimes over the years as well as competing at national levels. Alongside her teaching she is currently training at The Wilkes Academy of Performing Arts doing a degree in Musical Theatre/Dance. Josie loves teaching her students at Dance Reality and all the students adore her.
Choreographer Felix loves to test the boundaries when working with crews and always looks to make the audience think whenever watching any of his pieces. Having been in the dance scene for 11 years training in various street styles popping, hip hop, locking,house and breaking. Also appearing in promotions as a performer for Puma (for their spring 2020 collection), Huawei (2018), Super Dry (2018) and Canon (2020 Advert). Felix was also a semi finalist as a solo dancer on Britains Got Talent 2023.
Diana is a confident and versatile dancer, professionally trained in various Contemporary dance styles and experienced in many others. As a performer, she has excellent interpretive skills and a strong stage presence. Diana is passionate about teaching ballet, contemporary and improvisation and believes that dance can bring everyone together, no matter their gender, race, age, or background. Dance not only promotes happiness and togetherness but also health.
Sam (Ballroom & Latin)
Sam is a professional and qualified Ballroom & Latin and Street Dance teacher. She has been dancing since the age of 5. Sam first started teaching at the age of 16 and since then has taught throughout Berkshire. Sam has danced in many entertainment shows throughout the years and has performed for the Dance Reality troupe. Sam also realises how important wedding dances are and understands why the first dance is always so important to the bridge and groom. She therefore offers private tuition to make sure couples are ready and confident to show off their moves to their guests.
“I really enjoy teaching and it gives me great satisfaction to see how pupils can progress in moving around the dance floor, as well as having fun, whilst learning a skill”.