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ABOUT US

JO DE SOUZA Dip PTDT, RAD RTS

Jo De Souza is a former professional dancer with an exceptional career spanning 13 years. She performed at the highest level as Principle for numerous Ballet Companies both in the UK and abroad developing partnerships with Wayne Sleep and Yat Sen Chang.

She performed at the Royal Albert Hall, Her Majesty’s Theatre, Sadler’s Wells Theatre, the London Coliseum, Grosvenor House Hotel and the Peacock Theatre to name a few.

She was invited to a Buckingham Palace reception held for young people in the UK excelling in their chosen careers and made numerous TV appearances.

After retiring from performing in 2001 to have her daughter, Jo completed the Professional Dancers Teaching Diploma at the Royal Academy of Dance with Distinction. She then furthered her training and qualifications for a year with Alan Herdman – the UK’s leading pilates instructor gaining the Foundation Training Programme for Teachers of Pilates. She is qualified to teach both mat and machine work.

Jo De Souza trained at the Arts Educational School Tring 1981-1986 (now Tring Park School for the Performing Arts)

After 5 years of training in ballet, jazz, tap and contemporary dance she gained a Scholarship to the Central School of Ballet completing the 3 year Dance Diploma Certificate.

  •  Northern Ballet Theatre – Principal
  •  London City Ballet – principal
  •  Joffrey Ballet of Chicago – soloist
  •  English National Ballet
  •  City Ballet Of London – Principal

  • Nutcracker pas de deux
  • Sleeping beauty pas de deux
  • La sylphide pas de deux
  • Savoy suite pas de deux
  • Don quixote pas de deux
  • Romeo and Juliet balcony pas de deux
  • Queen of the willis – Giselle
  • Odile – Swan Lake
  • Flower festival pas de deux
  • Le Corsaire pas de deux

  • 1989 – Royal variety show
  • 1992 – Romeo and Juliet BBC
  • 1994 – Christmas Carol  BBC
  • 1998-  Generation Game – City Ballet of London
  • 1997-  Generation Game – London City Ballet

Jo De Souza is internationally recognised as a teacher, coach and choreographer for all ages and abilities from beginners to professional dancers. Most notably she teaches in Milan around 4 times a year and at the Italia Conti Performing Arts School in London.

A snapshot of her teaching and coaching establishments/Schools:

  • Royal Academy of Dance (RAD)
  • Urdang Academy
  • The West London School of Dance
  • Alan Herdman Pilates Studio
  • Tring Park School for Performing Arts
  • Dance works
  • London Studio Centre
  • Myra Tiffin Performing Arts School
  • Julie Morton School of Dancing
  • Pendley Court Theatre
  • Move It Dance Exhibition
  • Various Ballet Schools in Italy

Jo De Souza

JO DE SOUZA Dip PTDT, RAD RTS

Jo De Souza is a former professional dancer with an exceptional career spanning 13 years. She performed at the highest level as Principle for numerous Ballet Companies both in the UK and abroad developing partnerships with Wayne Sleep and Yat Sen Chang.

She performed at the Royal Albert Hall, Her Majesty’s Theatre, Sadler’s Wells Theatre, the London Coliseum, Grosvenor House Hotel and the Peacock Theatre to name a few.

She was invited to a Buckingham Palace reception held for young people in the UK excelling in their chosen careers and made numerous TV appearances.

After retiring from performing in 2001 to have her daughter, Jo completed the Professional Dancers Teaching Diploma at the Royal Academy of Dance with Distinction. She then furthered her training and qualifications for a year with Alan Herdman – the UK’s leading pilates instructor gaining the Foundation Training Programme for Teachers of Pilates. She is qualified to teach both mat and machine work.

Jo De Souza trained at the Arts Educational School Tring 1981-1986 (now Tring Park School for the Performing Arts)

After 5 years of training in ballet, jazz, tap and contemporary dance she gained a Scholarship to the Central School of Ballet completing the 3 year Dance Diploma Certificate.

  •  Northern Ballet Theatre – Principal
  •  London City Ballet – principal
  •  Joffrey Ballet of Chicago – soloist
  •  English National Ballet
  •  City Ballet Of London – Principal

  • Nutcracker pas de deux
  • Sleeping beauty pas de deux
  • La sylphide pas de deux
  • Savoy suite pas de deux
  • Don quixote pas de deux
  • Romeo and Juliet balcony pas de deux
  • Queen of the willis – Giselle
  • Odile – Swan Lake
  • Flower festival pas de deux
  • Le Corsaire pas de deux

  • 1989 – Royal variety show
  • 1992 – Romeo and Juliet BBC
  • 1994 – Christmas Carol  BBC
  • 1998-  Generation Game – City Ballet of London
  • 1997-  Generation Game – London City Ballet

Jo De Souza is internationally recognised as a teacher, coach and choreographer for all ages and abilities from beginners to professional dancers. Most notably she teaches in Milan around 4 times a year and at the Italia Conti Performing Arts School in London.

A snapshot of her teaching and coaching establishments/Schools:

  • Royal Academy of Dance (RAD)
  • Urdang Academy
  • The West London School of Dance
  • Alan Herdman Pilates Studio
  • Tring Park School for Performing Arts
  • Dance works
  • London Studio Centre
  • Myra Tiffin Performing Arts School
  • Julie Morton School of Dancing
  • Pendley Court Theatre
  • Move It Dance Exhibition
  • Various Ballet Schools in Italy

Jo De Souza

De Souza Dance Centre

Jo De Souza
Jo De Souza

JO DE SOUZA DANCE SCHOOL

Based in Tring, Hertfordshire, the De Souza Dance Centre provides excellent quality training for students of all ages abilities and fitness levels. It is run and managed by Jo De Souza Dip PDTD RAD RTS.

Whether our students aspire to have fun, keep fit, perform professionally or all three, Jo De Souza will support them towards their goals in a friendly and safe environment. Many of Jo’s students have progressed to full time vocational schools and colleges specialising in dance.

The classes at the De Souza Dance Centre specialise in ballet and are held in the studio in Tring.

Children can enrol from the age of 5 years and classes are available for all levels including adults.

  • Ballet classes from the age of 5 – to adults
  • All ages, ability and fitness levels
  • Private tuition, on request
  • Audition preparation, on request
  • Exam coaching, on request
  • School holiday courses
  • Dedicated studio in Tring

The De Souza Dance Centre also offers RAD syllabus classes and examinations at graded and vocational level. There are also courses during school holidays, which offer the opportunity for young people to either learn new skills in a fun and supportive environment, or to maintain their training under the expert supervision of our outstanding highly experienced and qualified faculty.

Whatever level of training you require, Jo De Souza is confident of providing it at an outstanding quality.

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