The Team


Katherine Richardson

Principal, Founder & Co-Owner | Manager of Wimbledon Branch | RAD Ballet Teacher

Having trained at the Royal Academy of Dance for 3 years, gaining a BA in the Art and Teaching of Ballet Katherine has taught at several schools around London, including the Central School of Ballet. She continues to mentor several students from the RAD studying to be teachers. Most recently she has been working on a brand new dance fitness class, DDMIX, which has been set up by Darcey Bussell, Katherine is delighted to be working closely with her. Katherine has developed the school from what was just 3 classes on a Thursday afternoon to the thriving school you see today! Katherine is very proud to be a tutor on the Licentiate course (LRAD) at the Royal Academy of Dance headquarters in Battersea, working with some of the best teachers in the country.


Rosanna Smith

ISTD Tap, Modern & Ballet Teacher - Wimbledon Branch

Rosanna trained in dance and musical theatre at the prestigious London Studio Centre graduating with both a diploma and BA (hons) in Theatre Dance. During her training she performed in many shows and theatres including the New Wimbledon theatre, the Criterion Theatre Piccadilly in London’s West End and ‘Parade’ at the Pleasance Theatre working with many west end choreographers, performers and directors. She was also a Tap dancer on the BBC’s One Show choreographed by Arlene Phillips. Rosanna is currently working towards her teaching qualifications with the ISTD and is really looking forward to start teaching Saturday classes and become part of The Village School of Dance.

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Chloe Chapman

Vice-Principal & Co-Owner | Manager of Tunbridge Wells Branch | ISTD Ballet, Tap & Modern Teacher

Chloe started dancing at the age of five at Deborah Capon School of Dance, where she trained in Ballet, Tap, Modern and National, reaching Advanced 2 level in each genre. Here she was also given the chance to compete and perform, both locally and nationally. Chloe was then offered a place on the Musical Theatre course at Bird College, where she trained in various styles of dance and theatre performance. Realising her passion for teaching, Chloe then returned to Deborah Capon School Dance College to complete her ISTD Teaching qualifications, where she gained her Diploma in Dance Education in Ballet, Tap and Modern and has now been teaching at various dance schools in and around London for the past 7 years. In 2014 Chloe was lucky enough to be a finalist at the ‘All England Dance Finals’ where she won 2nd place for her tap solo, she was also awarded a ‘Premiere Special Commendation’ at the 2015 ISTD Star Tap Awards and has performed with the tap company ‘Tap Attack’ in many theatres and competitions around the country. Chloe has been teaching at The Village School of Dance since 2019, and has gone from teaching just one day a week in Wimbledon Village, to three days a week. She has loved working with Katherine and the students so much over the years, that she has decided to open a branch of TVSOD in the beautiful Royal Tunbridge Wells, so more students can experience the magic of our school! Together Chloe and Katherine are a formidable team and are determined to build a happy, friendly and successful school.

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Marie Sheehy

Nursery & Pre-School Ballet Teacher - Wimbledon Branch

Marie began studying ballet at the age of 3, and quickly fell in love with dancing. She found a passion for Contemporary dance through the DanceEast CAT scheme where she studied for 6 years, alongside her training at King Slocombe School of Dance in Cambridge. At 16 she joined the London Studio Centre associates program, before moving to London to study at London Contemporary Dance School. Marie relocated to Sicily to join the collectivo of Compagnia Zappalà Danza in January 2019. During her time with the Collectivo, she had numerous opportunities to perform in new and existing choreographies at Scenario Pubblico. On returning to London, she performed with International Arts Collective in their world premiere of ‘Free.’ Marie currently works as a freelance dance artist in London. Alongside performing, she very much enjoys teaching and sharing her passion for dance. She has taught at a variety of dance and academic schools in London, and is delighted to have joined the team at The Village School of Dance.