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Renaissance Arts are excited for you to work with these amazing teachers. It’s going to be an incredible day! See below for more information on the Masterclass Teachers. Please book early as places are becoming limited.

Neil Westmorland


Resident Director credits include:Cinderella (Sadler’s Wells, UK, Asian and US Tour 2017/2018); The Red Shoes (Sadler’s Wells, UK and US Tour 2016/2017); Sleeping Beauty (World Premiere, Sadler’s Wells, UK and US Tour 2013 and 2015/2016 Sadler’s Wells, UK and Asian Tour); The Car Man (Sadler’s Wells, UK Tour 2015); Swan Lake (Sadler’s Wells, UK and Asian Tour 2015); 20th Anniversary of Nutcracker! (Sadler‘s Wells and UK Tour 2012).

Performance credits for New Adventures: Prentice in the10th Anniversary of Play Without Words (Sadler’s Wells and UK Tour, 2012); Harry the Pilot and The Father in Cinderella (Sadler’s Wells and UK Tour, 2010); The Prince in the 10th Anniversary of Swan Lake (Sadler’s Wells, UK and Asian Tour, 2004/2005); the title role in Nutcracker! (Sadler’s Wells, UK and Asian Tour, 2003/2004) and Dr. Dross in Nutcracker! (Sadler’s Wells and UK Tour, 2012).

Classical ballet performance credits: Principal and soloist highlights for Northern Ballet Theatre include: recreating the role of Lieutenant Pinkerton in David Nixon’s UK premiere of Madame Butterfly; Romeo and Paris in Massimo Morricone’s Romeo and Juliet; Pip in Stephano Gianetti’s Great Expectations; Mr. Hyde in Morricone’s Jekyll and Hyde; Pablo in Didy Veldman’s A Streetcar named Desire; Escamillo in Didy Veldman’s Carmen; Quincy in Michael Pink’s Dracula.

English National Ballet highlights include: Lord Capulet in Derek Deane’s Romeo and Juliet at The Royal Albert Hall; Bigonzetti’s XNTricities; Balanchine’s Who Cares? plus ENB’s extensive classical repertoire at the Royal Albert Hall, Royal Festival Hall and London Coliseum.

Danielle Hampson


Danielle joined the UK/Europe and international touring company of Thriller Live as resident director and dance captain. This acted as a great platform into the commercial industry and she went on to perform on high profile TV shows and events such as X factor, BGT, The Voice and The Brit awards. Dancing alongside Katy Perry, Robbie Williams, Kylie Minogue and Olly Murs, to name just a few.

In the past year or 2 Danielle has been lucky enough to land various commercial pop tours with the likes of Girls Aloud, X factor, Kylie Minogue, Big Reunion, Take That and “Let it Shine”.

Martin Howland


Martin Howland was born in Brighouse, West Yorkshire, and trained at The Elwyn school of Dance and also performed with The Northern Ballet in ‘A Simple Man’. At the age of 11 Martin was accepted to the ‘Royal Ballet School’ and began 5 years of classical training at White Lodge in Richmond Park. During his training Martin performed with The Royal Ballet Company in various productions including ‘The Prince of the Pagodas’ and ‘The Nutcracker’. After graduating from the lower school Martin continued his professional training at The Royal Ballet Upper School for a further 2 years, whilst continuing to work with the company in numerous productions including, Romeo & Juliet, Petrushka, La Valse and Cinderella. Martin graduated the Royal Ballet School in 1995. Martin began his career in Germany dancing for the ‘Deutsche Oper am Rhein’ in Dusseldorf working for director Heinz Spoerli in productions such as Midsummer Night’s Dream and the Goldberg Variations.

Upon leaving Germany, Martin returned to the U.K to join City Ballet of London as a soloist for 3 years. Harold King created the role of the betrayed soldier in ‘Carmen’ for him. He also performed in several touring productions of ‘Cinderella’,’ Les Patineurs’ and a new production of ‘The Sleeping Beauty’. A change of direction followed as Martin played the role of the ‘Slave master’ in Cameron Mackintosh’s national tour of ‘The Phantom of the Opera’, after which new horizon’s beckoned and Martin moved to Japan to join Tetsuya Kumakawa’s K-Ballet in Tokyo where Martin danced various soloist roles in ballet’s such as ‘Raymonda’, ‘Facade’, and ‘Giselle’. Continuing to work in the Far East he was offered contracts to perform as an International Guest Principal Dancer and played the lead role of the Prince in productions of Swan Lake and Nutcracker.

Further tour’s of Europe continued as a guest principal with various companies before Martin finally moved to Cape Town City Ballet to play the Prince in the companies production of ‘The Sleeping Beauty’. Shortly after Martin began teaching and coaching for the West End musical ‘Billy Elliot’ and still to this day works on the development of the young dancers aspiring to perform in the show. Teaching in various colleges and dance schools in London, Martin was both performing and teaching professional open-classes at Danceworks in central London. Martin has lectured on numerous occasions, choreographed, achieved honours in his teaching qualifications and specialises in Classical Ballet, Pas De Deux, Repertoire and Coaching.

Stillie Dee - Renaissance Arts Leeds

Stillie Dee


Stillie has worked extensively both in the U.K. and Internationally as a Choreographer, working for leading Producers and Directors in all aspects of Theatre, T.V and Commercials. As a choreographer she has worked all over the World and in many of Britain’s most Prestigious Theatres involving, National U.K. Tours, Concerts and Summer Seasons, she also creates many varied productions and ensemble pieces for principal Cruise Lines.

In the commercial field Stillie has choreographed Corporate Trade/Fashion Shows, International Tours, Hair shows in London and at the N.E.C. for L’Oreal and Vidal Sassoon. Her work has also been televised in promo videos for M.T.V.

Stillie is also one of QDOS Entertainments top choreographers working all over the U.K in their No 1 theatres working with an endless list celebrities, such as Julian Clarey, Brian Conley, Lesley Joseph, David Essex, Joe McElderry, Darren Day to name but a few.

Stillie won the ” Le Classique De Dance Award” for theatre choreographer of the year in 2015. Stillie is committed to training aspiring students to go into the profession. Teaching alongside a world-renowned faculty nurturing our performers and stars of the future.


Industry-based classes taught by established lecturers currently working as performers, choreographers and directors. We are extremely proud of both our permanent and guest faculty, providing a challenging and highly rewarding day. This is the perfect open day opportunity for students who wish to experience a day in the life at R/A college.

10.00-17.30 @ Yorkshire Dance, Leeds. 

*Masterclasses also includes Ballet & Jazz from the Renaissance Arts directors. The perfect opportunity to come in, meet some of our faculty and sample a taster day at College.

*Masterclass: £45 for the day. 

Spaces limited please book early to avoid disappointment.

*Classes will be split into appropriate age groups and ability, minimum age 12+ Masterclasses are aimed at performers with an existing strong dance background, looking for an extra challenge. Classes will be pitched to advanced professional standard.