Robinson Read School of Dance

Our Teachers

Sharman Robinson

Founder member of the Sharman Robinson School of Dance / Robinson Read School of Dance formed in 1974. Former professional dancer (six years). Became an examiner of the British Ballet Organization (B.B.O.) in 1995 and a senior examiner in 2005. Fully qualified teacher gaining Distinction in teaching qualifications for the B.B.O. North West Area Rep for the organisation and organiser for the North West Scholarship Scheme for the last fifteen years . Trustee on the board of directors for the B.B.O. from 2006-2010. Thirty four years of teaching experience.

Nicola Read

Started dancing at the age of 2 which took her straight into a career performing all over the country in summer seasons and pantomimes. During this time she completed her teaching qualifications which enabled her to travel down the teaching route after the birth of her first daughter. Has now been teaching over 22 years and during this time has also enjoyed choreographing for two local amateur societies.


Locally trained until the age of 13 then went to Bush Davies Ballet School. From there trained for 3 years at the RAD teacher training college. Whilst at college was involved with many professional productions. Went straight from college to work at a school in Leeds before returning back home to work here. Been teaching now for 26 years.

Anne Stone

Anne began dancing locally before continuing her training at Bush Davies Ballet School in Sussex. She danced professionally for 10 years travelling the world eventually returning to her roots where she has been teaching for 20 years.

Our Ethos

The ethos of the school is that of hard work, commitment but most of all ENJOYMENT. We aim to give all our pupils life skills which would carry through for the rest of their lives. A confidence which can be used in all areas of life and an introduction to an art in all it's forms. Unlike other schools and industries we do not carry a mission statement as we firmly believe that all pupils are individual and are treated as such. We do, however, have a belief that ALL can be achieved with perseverance and commitment.

Our Style

The School offers a strong base of Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Modern and Acrobatics. We also offer festival and production work with cutting edge choreography. Coaching and technical private lessons are available. Advice and preparation is available for pupils wishing to continue their training at vocational and degree level.