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ElliTe Studios, 'The Dancer',

8 Peterson Road, Wakefield, WF1 4EB


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Brad Evans

Brad started dancing at ElliTe Studios in Nov 2009, aged 11. He quickly excelled in all dance genres, progressing through the graded exams into the vocational levels. Brad enjoyed success representing the school in multiple regional and national competitions, winning many awards, bursaries and titles. In 2016, Brad represented ElliTe Studios at the ISTD Senior Ballet Awards and was honoured to have been awarded 3rd place in the Intermediate class. Also during the academic year 2015-2016,


Brad gained his Advanced 2 Tap, his Advanced 1 ISTD Ballet and his Advanced 2 Modern qualifications all with Distinction (98% in Advanced 2 Modern). In April 2016 Brad auditioned for and gained a place at the prestigious Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary where he officially commenced a 3 year degree course in Sept 2016. Brad is also well-known for his exceptional choreographic skills and has helped to create stunning modern, jazz and commercial numbers for pupils in the school.  

Lydia Bradd

Lydia commenced at ElliTe Studios in 2007 aged 10. Whilst at ElliTe, Lydia represented the school in multiple regional and national competitions and in 2009 won the prestigious Junior Janet Cram Award. This success was repeated in 2012 when Lydia was runner-up in the Premier section of the Janet Cram Awards. Throughout her childhood Lydia participated in many productions, often performing leading roles and receiving rave reviews.


Regarding her dance qualifications, Lydia gained both her Advanced 1 Tap and Modern with Distinction and her Intermediate Ballet. Lydia successfully auditioned for Urdang Academy in London and commenced training there on the 3 year degree course in Sept 2015.

Mellissa Gray

Melissa started dancing at ElliTe Studios in 2009. Whilst a pupil at ElliTe Melissa gained her Advanced 1 Tap and Modern qualifications with Distinction.


At 18, Melissa successfully auditioned for a 3 year degree course in Professional Musical Theatre at Bird College, London, where she's now graduated.

Emily Fitzgerald

Emily joined ElliTe Studios in 2009 at the age of 11. Whilst a pupil at the school Emily gained her Advanced 1 Tap and Modern qualifications. Emily began her vocational training in Sept 2015 at Urdang Academy, London.

Eve Mawhinney

Eve only joined ElliTe Studios briefly before auditioning for vocational colleges at age 16. Eve was offered a place at Urdang Academy and began a 3 year course there in Sept 2013.


Eve graduated Summer 2016 and has already secured a job as dancer / aerialist for Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. Between performing contracts Eve teaches jazz workshops and masterclasses.

Leah Appleton

Leah achieved a lot during her time at ElliTe. She often performed in local competitions with excellent results. In her final year with us, Leah successfully auditioned for Wakefield Youth Musical Theatre production of 'Cats' and 'Strictly Musicals', as well as appearing in our show 'On Your Feet'. She also gained her Intermediate and Advanced 1 Ballet qualifications and Intermediate Modern exam. At 16 Leah was offered places at Ballet West and Northern Ballet School, but ultimately decided to take her DADA funded course at NBS where she started this Sept.

Charlotte Gower

Charlotte was one of our original ElliTe Studios seniors. By 18, Charlotte had already performed professionally in pantomimes and corporate entertainment events, including a 6 week Summer Season contract.  After finishing her A-levels Charlotte successfully auditioned for a DADA funded place at Stella Mann college in Bedford and commenced there in 2010. Upon graduation, Charlotte immediately gained a contract with Princess Cruises through the ElliTe Management Agency and has been performing for them since.

Rebecca Armstrong

Rebecca graduated from ElliTe Studios in July 2017, age 16. In her final year at the school Rebecca represented us at the ISTD Senior Ballet Awards and the Janet Cram Awards before going on to gain places at NBS and Ballet West. Rebecca gained her Advanced 2 Tap, Advanced 1 Modern, and Advanced 1 Ballet qualifications prior to leaving and has now moved to Scotland to begin her vocational training at Ballet West.