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Teachers at BPDC

Meet the incredible individuals who make up our team here at BPDC. We are a group of passionate teachers dedicated to ensuring that our students are nurtured, supported and encouraged to reach their full potential following our ethos of "Passion without the pressure". 

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Principal

Bronia Pearce

Bronia started dancing at the age of three with Broadway Stage Academy, Reading. 

She continued her training at Leicester College of Performing Arts, graduating with Distinction.

As well as pursuing a professional performing career Bronia has over 13 years of teaching knowledge. Teaching in many dance schools in Berkshire and Surrey. Bronia is also a guest teacher at Leicester College Of Performing Arts and has recently registered with B.T.D.A.  

 

Her professional career has included working with top choreographers and assisting with Tours, Music videos, Bollywood feature films, Summer seasons and Pantomimes with and for Crossroads Live, English tourist board, Aditya Arts, UK productions, Odd Post Entertainment, Komarni, Haven Holidays, BBC, Aviva Premiership Rugby, World Club 7s, Sky Tv, Channel 4, ITV and The Football League.

Professional credits include; Peter Pan, (Swan Theatre, High Wycombe) Peter Pan, (Festival theatre, Malvern) Boogie Nights 10th anniversary UK tour, Assistant Choreographer - Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (The Beck Theatre, Hayes) Dance Captain - Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (The Swan Theatre, High Wycombe), Dance Captain - Aladdin 3D (The Swan theatre, High Wycombe), Dance Captain - Peter Pan (The Swan Theatre, High Wycombe), Dance Captain - Aladdin, (Hawth Theatre, Crawley) Dance Captain - Cinderella (The Swan Theatre, High Wycombe) Dick Whittington (The Swan Theatre, High Wycombe) Assistant Choreographer - Aladdin 3D - China Tour, Dance Captain - A Night of Dirty Dancing- (Uk Tour), Dance Captain - Cinderella, The Worlds Biggest Pantomime (NIA, Birmingham), Ensemble - Dirty Dancing (Royal Opera House, Copenhagen), Assistant Dance Captain/Swing - We Will Rock You (Royal Arena, Copenhagen & Boxen Arena, Herning) Dance Captain/Maria - Carmen The Musical (The Union Theatre Southwark)  Emily Hobbs/Assistant choreographer - Elf The Musical (Cardiff Motorpoint Arena, Resorts World arena, Birmingham, Nottingham Motorpoint Arena, Liverpool M& S Bank Arena, Glasgow Hydro Arena, SSE Wembley Arena & Dublin 3 Arena) 

Most recently Bronia was Choreographer/Assistant Director - Elf The Musical Arena Tour (Liverpool M&S Bank Arena, Aberdeen P&J Arena, Glasgow Hydro Arena, Resorts World Arena Birmingham, Cardiff Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham Motorpoint Arena and Blackpool Opera house) 

 

Bronia was Head coach and Choreographer for The Crystals - CPFC’s cheerleaders for 5 seasons. The squad made numerous TV and radio appearances and were also featured in National and International Magazines and Newspapers, Bronia has also had the pleasure of choreographing and performing at some of the countries most prestigious stadiums including Wembley, Twickenham and Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium for some of the largest sporting events in the rugby and football season such as the Heineken Cup Final, Johnstone’s Paint Trophy, Marriott Rugby 7s and The World club 7s. 

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Teacher 

Naomi Callender

Naomi started dancing at the age of 5 at Broadway Stage Academy and continued her dance training at Diane Murdochs school of dance and Dance reality studios.

 

Naomi has trained in a acro, ballet, modern, street dance, contemporary, tap, lyrical, musical theatre and singing. 

 

She went on to study Drama and Dance at Henley college and received both A's in these A levels. She then furthered her dance training and studied at the University of Chichester from 2013-2016, training in predominantly contemporary and ballet. She graduated with a Ba (hons) Dance and received a High 2.1. 

Whilst at university she was part of 3Fall dance company, a touring company, performing and running workshops across the U.K.

 

Naomi's career has also involved working with Lîla Dance company on their work 'The Deluge', working with Atom-R and performing at The Spire, Brighton and various troupe work events dancing to numbers such as the can can and show girls pieces. 

 

Whilst training Naomi was an assistant teacher and dance teacher at Dance reality studios teaching children of all ages in musical theatre, baby ballet, tap and many other genres of dance. 

 

Naomi is in the early stages of her dance career and hopes to one day be part of a professional contemporary touring company. Her dream is to have the opportunity to work with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre.

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Teacher 

Chloe Emily Shepherd

Chloe Emily graduated from the University of Chichester in 2018 where she trained in Musical Theatre and is lucky enough to work across all fields of theatre from performing to production.

Chloe Emily has taught all over the South of England, teaching all three performing disciplines from Ballet to Street Dance to Singing to Devising Acting pieces to Musical Theatre. 

Performing Credits Include: Girls Like That (Student), Jack And The Beanstalk - West Midlands Tour (Lucy) We Will Rock You  (Killer Queen) , Legoland Windsor Resort (Entertainer)  Double Acts: The Queens Speech  ( Mabel Nesbit) Lucky Stiff (Spinster/Featured Ensemble) High School Musical (Martha Cox) On The Town (The Little Old Lady/Assistant Choreographer), Beyond Wonderland(Circus Troupe), The Wonderful World of Dissocia (Saxophonist) and Carousel(featured Ensemble) 

Choreography Credits Include: Rent, Step In Time Concert, High School Musical, Bare: A Pop Opera , Dogfight , Chicago High School Edition,  Joseph and The  Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat,  Lucky Stiff and On The Town. 

Production Credits : Penguin Cafe Orchestra- The Barbican (Production Assistant) The Pirate Queen Charity Gala Performance - London Coliseum (Assistant Stage Manager) My favourite Summer ( Stage Manager), Gareth and Friends at the Cockpit ( Assistant Stage Manager). 

Chloe also owns Practically Perfect Theatrical Hire, supplying costumes all over the UK. 

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