Chloe Sweeting - Principal/Teacher of Ballet

DIP HE, BA HONS, PGCSE, PGCE, QTS, International Ballet Champion

At the age of 16, in 2001, Chloe was encouraged to audition for a full time professional dance course in London. After a successful audition, Chloe decided to progress on to the classical ballet course at London Studio Centre where she studied ballet intensively along with musical theatre, jazz, contemporary, tap and street dance. Chloe has taught GCSE and BTEC Dance and Performing Arts for the last 10 years building extensive knowledge in teaching to an outstanding level.

Mark Pearce - Principal/Teacher of Modern, Contemporary and the Boys


Mark trained at Northern School of Contemporary Dance and furthered his training at Laban and in the Transitions Dance Company. He then featured in Matthew Bourne’s highly acclaimed adaptation of Swan Lake, which was a resident production in the West End of London and toured Internationally. Mark and his fellow cast of all-male swans. Mark has since worked as a free lance teacher delivering BTEC, GCSE and Degree level dance courses. He has worked closely with the Hull and East Riding youth dance provision and currently delivers on the degree level at SLP supporting young dancers in developing dance to a professional level.

Sara Brumpton - Teacher of Modern and Tap

Sara trained in Hull with Margaret Watson before going on to dance professionally touring Europe and Asia as head girl, singer and fire eater! Produced shows in Asia and currently still working on productions in Europe and Asia with CPG Concepts as an Associate Producer. For the past 18 Years Sara has been working as a freelance dance teacher working in many primary schools and for a performing arts academy in Hull.

Cara Tulloch - Teacher of Tap

Cara Tulloch (née Elliott) trained locally at the Northern Theatre Company, primarily under Margaret Watson and latterly under Julie Lovewell. Cara was a Yorkshire Ballet Scholar for many years, under the tutelage of Marguerite Porter and Mark Silver, before completing her professional training at Ballet West in Scotland. A specialist across the main disciplines of ballet, modern and tap, Cara achieved her RAD Level 4 Diploma Vocational Graded Examination in Dance: Advanced 2 (Ballet) with Distinction. Cara holds Advanced examinations in Ballet, Modern and Tap (ISTD). She is also an accomplished classical singer, flautist and pianist. Cara performed extensively throughout Scotland after graduation, but her performance dance career was curtailed due to injury. Cara returned to her roots in Yorkshire and undertook the Level 3 Diploma in Instructing Pilates Matwork. Cara has since built a successful business and she has been the proprietor of CJE Pilates for the past ten years. CJE Pilates delivers both one-to-one and group Pilates sessions throughout Hull and the East Riding of Yorkshire. Cara also holds an Honours Degree in Psychology (Bachelor of Science). Cara is looking forward to her new role as the Head of Tap at Anlaby Studios and is keen to pass on her knowledge, expertise and passion for dance to the next generation of talented dancers.

Sophie West

Sophie started dancing at the age of 3 at my local dance class in Birmingham at the time. Then at the age of 4, moved to Hull and took part in a competition, she came in 1st place and this started off my love for dancing. Sophie danced most nights of the week for 12 years whilst dancing in many competitions, pantomimes, and performing in a lot of shows too. Sophie became East Yorkshire’s National Ballet Champion which was a great achievement of hers. Sophie was at Royal Ballet Junior and Mid associate and then became a Northern Ballet Theatre associate for several years too. Sophie moved to London at 17 to train at Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance for 3 years and obtained her degree in July 2018. Since graduating Sophie started teaching Lyrical at Anlaby Studios and still performs professionally.