About Us

Meet the Team
principals

Miss Aimee &
Miss Nicola

Aimee and Nicola opened Aiming High School of Performing Arts in September 2012 after spending many years teaching in educational establishments, as well as dance and drama schools across Berkshire and beyond. Aimee and Nicola met whilst in the roles of head of drama, and dance at a primary school where parents kept asking for more classes with them…..and Aiming High was created!

 
Both have trained since early childhood in ballet, tap, modern, jazz, drama and singing, having taken exams up to and including professional teaching levels and BA Hons. After gaining their qualifications they both embarked on careers performing in theatre, film and television. Since then their aim has to create affordable classes and to give students flexibility to study the subjects they enjoyed the most. 
What Drives Us

Our Mission

“We wanted to create an environment where children walked away with skills whilst having fun!”

Teachers & support team

Meet the Team

Miss Bella

Bella trained at The Wilkes Academy of Performing Arts to which in her 3 years of training performed at The Blackpool Tower Ballroom with Strictly’s Anton Du Beke and completed a Pantomime contract with The Stockport Plaza’s Dick Whittington. A month upon graduating, Bella was flown to Miami to rehearse for an 8 month contract with Celebrity Cruises sailing around Europe and the Caribbean. Bella is very excited to teach her knowledge she has gained from various famous choreographers and directors to our students and is looking forward to a bright term ahead.

Miss Georgia

Georgia is currently in her third and final year at Performers College studying musical theatre and dance. She is trained in all styles of dance with distinctions in ballet, tap and modern dance. Georgia is new to us this year and is beyond excited to be working with all of the staff and children!

Mr Jon

Training: Walsall Academy of Dance, Laine Theatre Arts and Guildford School of Acting

Theatre includes: Mungojerrie & Skimbleshanks in Cats the Musical, Eugene/Aerial Captain in Grease, Ensemble/Gus in Saturday Night Fever, Peter in Peter Pan, Dancer & Assistant Dance Captain for P&O Cruise Lines, Dancer & Understudy Principal Soloist in AIDA.

Jon is an accredited ISTD teacher of ballet, where he has taught at different institutions around the country.

Miss Laura - Parent Liaison

Miss Laura has extensive experience in schools working with a variety of age groups, supporting children of all abilities and with a variety of needs.  

Training includes: NVQ Level 3, Makaton, First Aid, Epi Pen, Asthma, Child protection and LAMDA examinations.

Credits inlcude: Great Expectations, Qualquarst (advert), Paul McCartney (music video).

 

 

Miss Merilee

Merilee is an Australian singer, actor and music theatre writer based in London. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Drama and a first class honours MA Music Theatre at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. Her credits include originating the roles of Stella in Mettle, Moxie & Melody and Edith in Garbo and Me, as well as developments of her own new musicals and plays. She is currently appearing in Monopoly Live in London.

Miss Jodie - cover teacher

Jodie joined the Aiming High team in 2013.  She is qualified to advanced 2 ISTD tap, advanced 1 ISTD modern and grade 8 RAD Ballet.  A-Level in Dance & Drama. GISDA tests & LAMDA examinations.
Credits include: Billy Elliot Youth Theatre Production (West End & Bracknell). School dance show choreography 2005-10.  The Mighty Truck of Stuff (BBC.)

Miss Laura - cover teacher

Training:
London Studio Centre – BA Hons Theatre Dance (Specialising in Drama), ISTD Modern and Tap, RAD Ballet, GISDA Medal Tests, British Arts     Competitions and LAMDA Examinations.

Credits:
The Wiz (Greenwich Theatre), Five one act plays by Alan Ball (DeValois Theatre), Blood Wedding (Norden Farm Centre for the Arts), Joseph and the  Technicolour Dreamcoat
(Reading Hexagon), Sky Sports Commercial (Sky TV), Blue Peter (BBC TV), Guess The Gossip (Nickelodeon), Mama – Spice Girls (Music Video), No Bananas (BBC TV).

 

Miss Abi - cover teacher

Miss Abi has been practicing classical ballet since the age of three. She honed her passion at this young age by training with well established local institutions as well as gaining admission to the Royal Ballet School where she trained for five years. Abi then went on to earn a FDA in Classical Ballet from London Studio Centre where she gained professional experience in teaching ballet.  She went onto gain a DDI in Ceccetti Ballet Teaching Diploma.

 

Miss Olivia - Cover Teacher

Miss Olivia has her DDE in Imperial Ballet and Advanced 1 ISTD Imperial Classical Ballet. She has completed Grades 1 – Intermediate ISTD Modern and Primary – Advanced 1 ISTD Tap. Miss Olivia achieved a distinction* in Level 3 BTEC Musical Theatre at Arts1 School of Performance. She has performed in many shows and pantomimes as a child, including dancing for the English Youth Ballet.

Miss Louise - Cover Teacher

Miss Louise has her DDE Imperial Ballet and Advanced 2 ISTD Imperial Ballet having trained with Linda Sweetzer’s.  She has also has a 2:1 degree in Dance and Performance and is qualified to RAD Ballet Grade 8 and Vocational to Advanced Foundation, ISTD Modern and Tap.

Get in Touch

aiminghighperformingarts@gmail.com

07704 433538 / 07985 357957