Debra Johnson –Principal Head Teacher- Next Generation Dance Studio, 2010

L.I.S.T.D , ISTD Dip, AIDTA, Rambert Dip, ISTD CDE Ballet, Modern, Tap

Ex Professional Dancer of West End, Stage and TV, Experienced and Qualified ISTD Teacher and Professional Choreographer

Debra trained from the age of three at the Woodman School Canterbury achieving vocational status in RAD, ISTD, IDTA Ballet and ISTD, IDTA Modern and Tap.

She took her first teaching exam AIDTA Ballet at the age of sixteen with ‘Honors’ gaining a full scholarship to the Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance she was immediately to teach at the Rambert Junior School while studying for her Rambert Diploma.

Under her stage name of Carlie Johnson she has appeared in many West End plays and TV programmes.

Debra has covered all aspects of show business in her professional career.

Rachel Hilton
Rachel HiltonTeacher - Head of Ballet
ISTD FDI, CDE Ballet , Modern and Tap
Teacher at NGDS since 2010, Experienced ISTD Teacher and Choreographer, ex Professional Dancer
Sarah Durey
Sarah DureyTeacher – Head of Modern and Tap Dept
ISTD DDE Modern and Tap, ISTD DDI Ballet, ETM
Teacher at NGDS since 2017, Established ISTD Teacher and Choreographer, Fitness Instructor Exercise to Music
James Middleton
James MiddletonTeacher – Head of Talent Quest Programme (TQP)
MA Arts & Cultural Management, BA (Hons) Dance Education, AISTD Ballet, Modern and Tap
Teacher of Talent Quest Programme at NGDS since 2015
Specialist Teacher and Choreographer in Contemporary, Creative Dance, Musical Theatre, Ex Professional Dancer and Choreographer
Lydia Bentley
Lydia BentleyTeacher, Festival Co-ordinator
I.S.T.D – DDE Tap and Modern, Level 6 Dip Musical Theatre, Inter RAD Ballet (Distinction).
Teacher, Choreographer and Performer.
Teacher at NGDS since April 2021