Miss Aimee &
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!
What Drives Us
“We wanted to create an environment where children walked away with skills whilst having fun!”
Teachers & support team
Meet the Team
Katie attended a prestigious stage school while growing up in Maidenhead and then went onto train in Drama and Theatre at the University of Kent. While at University she spent a Year Abroad in California, studying Acting and Directing at California State University Long Beach. Katie continues to work as professional actor alongside teaching, some notable work being Henry II with Rabble Theatre Company in Reading, Horror Indie Feature Tooth Fairy 2 and Portrait of Dora, a work in progress at the Lyric Hammersmith.
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 Louise is currently working towards DDE Imperial Ballet and Advanced 2 ISTD Imperial Ballet at Linda Sweetzer’s, London Studio Centre. She 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.
Miss Olivia is currently training for 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 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
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.
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 Imogen - cover teacher
Imogen is an actor, singer and musician, living in London. After completing an undergraduate degree in Music and Philosophy at The University of Leeds, she trained at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama on the MA Music Theatre course, graduating in 2017. Alongside performing in musicals, she also works as an acoustic and electric cellist, pianist, musical arranger, jazz singer, vocal coach and teacher