Meet The Team
professional dancers, amazing teachers
Our Amazing Dance Teachers
Our professionally trained and super talented teachers specialise in a range of dance styles from Ballet, Tap, Modern, Jazz, Contemporary and Pointe through to Musical Theatre and Dance Acro. There’s no better opportunity to learn from the professional experience of so many great teachers all in one place.
DN Dance Team
Founder, Owner & Principal of DN Dance
The inspiration and drive at the heart of everything we do, Miss Nicky is the fabulous founder and principle of DN Dance. After 7 years performing around the world as a professional dancer, Nicky settled in Edinburgh and opened the doors to her first ever class back in 2010. Now, surrounded by an amazing team, super talented students, and supportive parents, Nicky is more motivated than ever to continue this wonderful journey to the stars with her #DNDanceFamily.
Head of DN Company, Principle of Kirkliston & Winchburgh Branch
Our passionate and dedicated Miss Jane brought magic to the growing DN Dance team back in 2014 and has excelled ever since. Jane became owner and principle of our Kirkliston & Winchburgh branch in 2017 and launched our super fabulous competition team (DN Company).
Head of Exams, Principle of Edinburgh Crewe Branch
Nicky’s self-appointed work-wife, our super talented tapper Miss Chanelle brings fun and friendliness to every class. Chanelle joined DN Dance in early 2014, soon becoming owner and Principal of our very first franchise, Edinburgh Crewe Branch.
Dance & Theatre Teacher
Miss Bev’s 10 years performing as a professional dancer on the world’s biggest cruise lines means she has bags of experience. Her friendly, enthusiastic and super fun nature make her classes really popular. Miss Beverley and Nicky met on their very first cruise ship together and have been best of friends ever since. In 2013, Bev waved goodbye to her last ship and joined our wonderful DN Dance Family, we are very lucky to have her!
Dance Teacher & DN Dance Babies
The ever-bubbly Lana with a brilliant bright smile brings infectious warmth and enthusiasm to her classes. Lana teaches our younger years and is a key member of our creative development team for DN Dance Babies.
Receptionist, Dance & Theatre Teacher
Miss Megan became the effervescent face of our studio reception back in 2017 and is a wonderful teacher in training who just loves to see students derive real joy from their classes. Students sprint into the studio to see Miss Megan, her Dance Acro classes are a huge hit!
Musical Theatre Teacher
A smile that could light up any studio. Miss Hannah has an amazing ability to capture the attention of every child, draw them in and spread her infectious love of music and performance to the next generation.
The lovely Miss Chole joined the team in early 2019 and teaches at our Crewe and Chesser branches. She brings a youthful enthusiasm and energy to her classes and we’re excited to have her onboard.
One of the newest members of our DN Dance team, having joined us in August 2019. Miss Sarah bring heaps of teaching experience and has impressed us all with her warm and welcoming style.
Shannah has recently joined the team in 2019 as our Active Schools teacher and party instructor. We’re looking forward to Shannah becoming more involved in the school as another fabulous member of the DN Dance Family.
Administrator & Team Organiser
What would we do without Fiona! As well as looking after all our enquiries, Fiona takes care of the studio shop and the day to day administration and keeps the whole place ticking. Fiona doing what she does, means Nicky can focus on what she does best, the teaching.
Nicky’s husband and partner in crime, Lindsay has recently joined the DN Dance Family as a full-time team member in December 2019. Lindsay does the stuff in the background, ensuring things run smoother so the teachers can focus on being teachers!
What people say about us...
"Amazing dance school. Hugely enthusiastic and incredibly supportive dance teachers. Very happy dancers, everyone leaves buzzing!"
"My kids are happiest when they are in the studio with the amazing teachers."
"Nicky and her team have made my daughter feel welcome from the start. Such a lovely atmosphere and great classes. Nick's enthusiasm is infectious!"
"DN Dance has really made me feel a part of the local community"
Rediscovering the joy
"I gave up dance a few years ago but moving to Edinburgh as a uni student and finding DN Dance made me rediscover the joy again!"
Professional & Welcoming
"Fantastic studio with a professional faculty who are so welcoming to people of all ages."
Highlight of my week
"I attend senior tap and couldn't be happier. Going to DN Dance is the highlight of my week!"
"My daughter has not long started tap/ballet and she loves it, and even more since she got the outfit. The staff are friendly and it’s a nice environment."