The Team

MEET YOURPrincipal


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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Lucinda Irving

RAD Ballet Teacher - Wimbledon & Dorking Branch

Lucinda trained at the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) in London. She graduated in 2023 with a BA (Hons) in Ballet Education. Alongside this she also completed her Licentiate of the Royal Academy of Dance (LRAD). She is now a fully qualified and registered teacher with the RAD. After teaching dance across London for many years, we welcomed Lucinda to TVSD in September 2023 and we are so happy she is with us!