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.
Karen Read LRAD, ARAD, MBBO
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.
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.
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.