IDS CREATIVE TEAM



DAWN COUCKE - B.A.T.D - Principal 

 

I.D.S owner and Principal Dawn is a member of the British Association of Teachers of Dance and has been dancing from an early age. She has performed on 

stage for many years and has been teaching dance and Choreography in various countries, enabling her to bring vast experience to her own performing arts school. Dawn is also a very accomplished Choreographer and has created pieces for the stage and dance exam work; she is regularly invited by various dance schools to adjudicate dance competitions. Dawn is qualified to teach many forms of dance and put pupils through their teachers exams. She has created a school with a unique style of teaching and motivates our pupils to achieve the best they can give.

 

GEMMA THOMPSON - B.A.T.D - Dance Teacher

 

Gemma has been dancing and performing from an early age and she qualified as a B.A.T.D teacher at age 18. She has been teaching in various dance and theatre schools across the country and has been a valued member of I.D.S since it opened. Gemma is also a Choreographer and has created pieces for the stage and dance exam work. She has a lot of experience teaching children of all ages and is B.A.T.D qualified and is also qualified to work with SEN children.  

 

 

LINDSEY PAINTER - Dance Coach & Acro Teacher


Lindsey started dancing at a young age and has won many regional and national dance championships. 

She pursued a career in dance performing in the UK at various venues including a range of roles in Pantomimes.

She is very passionate about dancing and is very happy that she can pass on her enthusiasm and knowledge to the pupils of the

Ingleby dance school.  She is fully quaified with the institute of Acrobatic Arts, Lindsey also creates show numbers for I.D.S performances.

 


 

SAM READMAN - Music and Vocal Coach


Sam has had a long journey with I.D.S, she started dancing with the school from about the age of 6 and found her passion for singing during this time, 

a very shy girl that has grown into a great performer and singing teacher, Sam also performs around the UK at various venues 

and has recently released her own single. 

Sam is also offering private lessons and recording sessions.

AMANDA POUNDS - Teaching Assistant


Amanda has a real passion for dance and the way I.D.S works with the pupils, she herself has been dancing from a very young age 

and has competed with the best dancers nationwide and has won many regional and national dance titles. She assists the teachers and every activity I.D.S organises, 

she loves being part of the team.

 

ANGELO COUCKE - Technical and Artistic Direction


Angelo has been involved in entertainment for many years, and had a career as an entertainer manager travelling to different countries around the globe.  Many moons ago during a contract he met Dawn who was the Choreographer in charge of shows at a well known Austrian ski resort. Dawn and Angelo have been together ever since and form a great team that help to strengthen the schools success. 

Angelo helps to create the shows and is the I.D.S technical director.


WE CARE FOR THE SAFETY AND WELFARE OF OUR PUPILS AND TEACHERS. ALL STAFF ARE FULLY DBS CHECKED 

AND CLEARED TO WORK WITH CHILDREN, QUALIFIED AND FIRST AID TRAINED!