Tutors

Sammy Murray

Sammy is a TV and Film choreographer/ Movement Director.

Her recent credits include ‘Killing Eve’ Series 3, ’Sanditon’ and ‘Gentleman Jack’ and others such as ‘Granchester’ ‘Victoria ’ ‘Endeavour ’ ‘That Day We Sang’ ‘A Discovery of Witches’ ‘ Eric and Ernie’ and ‘Ballet Shoes’ with Emma Watson. 

Sammy was born in Yorkshire and after attending Cynthia Carr’s school in Leeds she gained a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Dance age 9, this then led her on to successfully gaining a place at the Royal Ballet School aged 12.

Her training continued at Bush Davies and Guildhall and at 17 yrs she performed in her first of many West End shows ‘42nd Street’ at the prestigious Drury Lane Theatre, London.

During a career of 15 years performing in shows, TV and commercials such as ‘Me and My Girl’ ‘Sweet Charity’ ‘ Beauty and The Beast’ ‘West Side Story.’’ Singing In The Rain’ ‘Seven Brides For Seven Brothers’ and ‘ My Fair Lady’ Sammy learnt her craft not only as a performer but progressing forwards to assistant choreographer and resident director.

She has taught and continues to teach many well known leading artists dance and choreography in TV, film and theatre. She also teaches her own workshops and audition technique classes.

Louise Watson

Louise has danced from a young age taking part in numerous shows and competitions throughout her childhood. She gained a BA Hons degree in Theatre and Performance, before furthering her training with a three-year course in dance and musical theatre at Renaissance Arts Conservatoire.

 

Over the past few years, Louise has danced professionally in various period dramas choreographed by Sammy, been part of touring pantomimes for schools and performed in children’s shows and charity events.

 

Alongside performing she has spent the last 8 years teaching multiple styles of dance to all ages. Louise is so thankful to be part of the Saltaire Ballet Swans and enjoys nothing more than a ballet filled morning at the beautiful Victoria Hall with the swans.