Meet the Team
The school is managed by Julie Beaumont, a fully qualified Associate Dance Teacher with the IDTA. Jet's also has three other teachers, Toni Kon, an IDTA associate member with many years experience, Nicola Beaumont and Sophie Roberts who are trained in Contemporary Dance and also training under Jet's in IDTA Associate qualifications
Nicola fell in love with dance at the young age of 2 and a half, and nothing has changed since. Doing many shows and exams throughout the years with JETS she worked up to intermediate level qualifications in Theatre craft, Ballet and Modern Jazz, as well as achieving GCSE and A level Contemporary Dance qualifications at Wickersley Comprehensive School.
Her teacher training began from age 19 and she gained IDTA teaching qualifications in Theatre Craft with Distinction. She is enthusiastic to continue her teaching journey with jets and love teaching dance to children of all ages and enjoy watching her choreography come to life! She also works as an Inclusion Teaching Assistant in a primary school, and is very passionate about her Job. She has worked in schools for 6 years now which has allowed further development of her teaching skills. In her spare time she is studying for a BSc in Psychology.
Toni has danced since the age of 3 and trained under Wendy Hewitt to gain my IDTA Associate in Ballet, Tap, Theatre Craft and Modern jazz. She was also co-principal of Jets for 16 years.
Toni decided to take a step back from helping to run the business to enjoy her last couple of years just teaching until she fully retires.
Sophie trained at Jets Dance Centre for 13 years, gaining Intermediate ballet, and theatre Craft, and G5 in Tap and Modern Jazz. Her love for dance from a young age developed into studies, achieving BTEC, GCSE and A-Level dance. She continued to explore my passion at Edge Hill University graduating with a First-Class BA (Hons) Degree in contemporary dance. Here, Sophie developed a love for teaching, having a key leadership and teaching role in the university dance society.
Under Jets Sophie has achieved distinction in IDTA teachers Associate Ballet 1 and 2. She is working towards Diploma 4 having already completed Unit 1 in ‘Safe Dance Practice’. Her aim is to gain further IDTA teaching qualifications in the future. She is really enjoying teaching the new Contemporary Jazz syllabus at Jets Dance Centre and look forward to continuing her teaching journey.
Julie began dancing at the age of 3 and performed in her first show at the age of 4. Dancing became Julie's best loved hobby and she enjoyed taking part in shows, cabarets and pantomimes throughout her childhood. From the age of 16 Julie began training as a dance teacher and a fitness instructor to eventually gain teaching qualifications in all genres of dance including exercise to music. In her other job Julie is a counsellor/ therapist and her dream would be to have dance and fitness studios alongside mental health services, bringing together physical health and mental well-being under one roof.