CHARLOTTE NICHOLS – Memeber of NCDTA (Qualified Teacher with ISTD in Ballet, Modern, National and Tap Diploma)
I started my dance training at the age of 2 following my 3 older sisters to dance classes. I trained for 10 years part time at Doreen Bird College, and then won a scholarship from ILEA to attend Laine Theatre Arts in Epsom. Whilst there I gained my teaching qualifications in ballet, modern, tap and national and then a year after leaving gained my tap diploma. I opened pointers dance studio in 1994 and am very proud of all the children that have come through the school. Choreography has always been a big love of mine and I love seeing the children produce the finish article. We now do festivals in a big way and it’s great to see the children progress in them each year. It’s great to see their confidence grow with each performance.
HARRI NICHOLS – Diploma in Theatre Arts (The Centre Performing Arts College)
I trained at Pointers Dance Studio from the age of 2 to 16, and then continued full time at The Centre Performing Arts College for 3 years gaining my diploma in dance performance. Whilst at The Centre I took part in Move It show casing for the college and Images costumes on the main stage. In 2015 i won the TDCI South East of England senior tap & modern championships which enabled me to compete in the 2016 champion of champions at Blackpool.
Whilst at university studying for a degree in Computer science and software engineering, I enrolled in a sports coach development program to backup my love of sport. From there I was given the opportunity to start coaching gymnastics. I began coaching general gymnastics but am now a fully qualified women’s and men’s artistic coach and currently coach the development squad at Croydon gym club for girls. I teach gymnastic floor work at Pointers to help the children with their dances, especially the acro elements in their festival dances. I also have a strong background in theatrical sound and lighting and have started recording the pupils singing. I also take all the schools photography and administer our web site.