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Kara Shelley, LIDTA

Miss Kara, as she is known to the pupils, established K2 Dance Academy in 2007, fulfilling a lifetime ambition of setting up a Dancing School.

Kara first took to the dance floor aged 3 and soon fell in love with dancing, going on to train in Ballet, Tap, Theatre Craft, Modern Jazz, Ballroom, Latin and Disco.

She went on to participate in many performances and competitions, gaining a number of medals and dancing in productions at the Nottingham Theatre Royal, Royal Concert Hall and Nottingham Playhouse Theatre.

Kara began working as a teaching assistant in 1998 and gained her first teaching qualification in 2005. Kara is a Licentiate member of the IDTA and holds a number teaching qualifications with the IDTA as well as Acrobatic Arts and Progressing Ballet Technique.

After taking some time out to start a family, Kara established K2 Dance Academy which first opened its door in January 2007 in Ruddington. The Dance Academy has since gone from strength to strength from the original 3 classes a week, to the current timetable.


Amy Greaves. BA PGCE

Miss Amy G teaches Street, Cheer and Contemporary  at K2 Dance Academy. Amy has an impressive Dance CV teaching at Dance Schools, Colleges and workshops all over the country and has been teaching for many years. Amy gained a BA Hons in Dance at University and has continued to study Urban dance styles. Miss Amy is a great asset and brings the Urban edge to K2.

Ella Shelley – IDTA Level 4 Diploma 

Miss Ella has grown up in K2 Dance Academy and has worked through the grades as a dancer and student helper before undertaking her teacher training  to qualify with as a teacher the IDTA. Ella delivers Irish Classes to our students as well as Acro, Ballet, Theatre Craft and Tap dance classes.

Philippa Lewis – FIDTA

Philippa is IDTA Theatre Branch examiner, holding fellowships, licentiates and associates with the IDTA and ISTD.

She has been dancing for over 45 years and started her full time vocational training at 16 years old studying theatre dance subjects with IDTA, ISTD and RAD and drama and singing. During this time she was a junior associate with the Royal Ballet and won the IDTA Ballet Artist Scholarship in 1992. She then went into a professional career in performing and then teaching – her true love.


A number of our older pupils help the teachers in our  children’s classes. We encourage our older pupils to set a good example to our youngest pupils and they build their confidence through this experience.

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