Megan Box-Bardwell BA(Hons), LRAD, ARAD, RAD RTS
Megan began her training at a young age under the tutorage of Royal Academy of Dance examiner Vanessa Rendell at Dance Foundation, Clacton-on-sea, Essex. Megan worked progressively through the Royal Academy of Dance Graded and Vocational ballet exams and The Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance modern, tap and jazz exams before successfully gaining a place at The Royal Academy of Dance headquarters in Battersea, London on their Ballet Education degree. Alongside the degree Megan furthered her knowledge of classical ballet and the RAD syllabus by undertaking their licentiate programme and successfully achieving her Advanced 2 Vocational ballet examination to become an associate of the Royal Academy of Dance. Megan graduated from her degree in 2008 with a 2:1, her licentiate and associate status of the Royal Academy of Dance and her registered teacher status.
Megan has taught in a number of schools throughout London and Surrey and has had previous students accepted into Junior Associate programmes with The Royal Ballet School, The Royal Ballet Lower School, Tring Park School of Performing Arts and London Children’s Ballet.
Megan is currently Head of Ballet at a prestigious independent school in South Kensington, London, as well as teaching at 'The London Dance Academy' in Clapham.
Since graduating Megan has specialised in Early Years Foundation Stage physical development and is a peripatetic ballet teacher in a number of Nursery settings across South London.
Anna May Williams MSc BA(Hons)
Anna began dancing at the age of three, and completed Cecchetti Ballet and ISTD Modern and Tap graded exams to Advanced 1. After completing a diploma in Performing Arts, Anna then went on to complete a BA (Hons) degree in Dance Performance at Middlesex University, graduating with 2:1 in 2013. As part of the graduation performance, Anna danced in a re-work of Robert Cohan's 'Stabat Mater' at Artsdepot London. Anna was also a dancer in the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Paralympic games.
In 2016 Anna completed a masters degree (MSc) in Dance Science at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, writing her thesis research on the topic of hypermobility and injury among young dancers in training. Whilst studying Anna participated in a 6 week internship at the Harkness Center for Dance Injuries in New York. Anna has particular interest in injury prevention and safe dance practice.
Anna has worked as a teaching assistant at Trinity Laban, C-12 Dance Theatre, Royal Academy of Dance Headquarters and several other independent dance schools around London; with experience working with people of all ages in ballet, contemporary and creative dance. Anna is very excited to progress in her teaching career and to begin working with The South London School of Ballet!