Teacher Profiles

Meet the teachers!

Maidstone Dance Studios are proud to have the following highly qualified teachers as part of our faculty.


Zoe trained at Dance College Whitstable formally known as The Deborah Capon College where she gained all 4 teaching qualifications in ISTD Ballet, Modern, National & Tap. Zoe then went on to further her teaching at many schools in the Kent area including Maidstone Dance Studios. In 2013 she joined Tap Attack and was successful in competing with Team GB at the IDO World Tap Championships for 2 years bringing back many Gold medals. She has most recently completed her Licenciate qualification and is now studying for her Fellowship. The natural progression of taking over the school from her mother happened in 2018. The school continues to grow and Zoe loves to see how her students continue to progress long after graduating from the school. Zoe is passionate about her students and strongly believes in upholding the ethos of the school with an emphasis on creating a safe, fun and nurturing environment.


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Gracie found her love for performing at just 7 years old when she started taking classes at Toni moss Academy. From there the love for dancing and performing grew as she further developed her training at Performers College (Essex), obtaining a national diploma in Musical Theatre as well as teaching qualifications (DDI). Soon after graduating in 2018 Gracie travelled to Australia to begin her first professional contract with P&O Australia cruise lines for GRAYBOY Entertainment as cast Dancer. Upon returning to the UK Gracie featured in ELF the Musical UK Arena tour Christmas 2019. Most recently Gracie has toured with two live concert shows as backing vocalist -‘Whitney, Queen of the night’ and ‘Tina turner, What’s love got to do with it’. Then in 2020 took over the role as Choreographer for the touring shows. Since lockdown Gracie has found her love for teaching and helping to develop the understanding and technique of others. She has been teaching at Maidstone Dance Studios, Knights Academy of Dance and Stagecoach. She also is a guest teacher at the following colleges: Performers, Clique and Reynolds.


Libby has been dancing since the age of 2, starting with ballet tap and modern, and quickly after started various styles. Libby danced at Italia Conti Chislehurst and has performed in a number of shows and pantomimes over the years. Whilst growing up Libby has also been very successful in appearing in various Film and TV productions including Warner Brothers and Disney productions. Libby soon realised her passion for dance and musical theatre, and she has trained at The Centre Performing Arts College, where she has trained towards her ISTD DDE teaching qualifications in Classical Ballet, Tap and Modern Theatre.


Arizona trained with ZooNation for 5 years and during that time performed at the Queen Elizabeth Hall as the lead in ‘Groove On Down The Road’ for two consecutive summers. She has recently performed in ‘Mixtape’ celebrating 20 years of ZooNation at Sadler’s Wells Theatre. Other theatre credits include: Royal Albert Hall, The Roundhouse, The Peacock Theatre. She has since gone on to train at Runway House and with hip-hop dance company, BirdGang. Arizona has been teaching various styles including hip hop and commercial for the last 7 years.


Chris graduated from Bird College in 2018 with a First-Class BA(Hons) in Professional Dance and Musical Theatre and recently made his musical debut in the International Tour of Saturday Night Fever. Chris grew up dancing at MDS and was an associate with Central School of Ballet for 5 years. In 2014 he went to the IDO Tap World Championships and won gold with the Tap Attack England Team Formation Dance. In 2019 Chris joined the professional tap company, Old Kent Road, and toured China and the UK with their show, OSCILLATE. Credits whilst training: Vernon Hines in The Pajama Game (Foundation Theatre, Sidcup), Leo Bloom in The Producers (Foundation Theatre, Sidcup). Professional Credits: Theatre: Bobby C in Saturday Night Fever (International Tour), OSCILLATE (UK and China Tour), Goldilocks and the Three Bears (Newcastle Theatre Royal) Television: Teen Patrick Swayze in The Real Patrick Swayze: In His Own Words (Biopic) Feature Film: Young Dave in Brighton (Director Stephen Cookson)


Jiji has been dancing since she was 2 years old and quickly found her passion for acrobatics, she has trained in multiple styles with a focus on acro ever since. Jiji trained at the Pauline Quirke Academy of Working Arts in singing and acting alongside dance. She gained her diploma in performing arts, qualifying with a distinction and has performed in many pantomimes and shows. Jiji has also been lucky enough to work as a supporting artist in Tv and Film including but not limited to Netflix productions. In February of 2023 Jiji was accepted onto the Jessica Jones Acrobatics teacher training program and absolutely loved the experience. Jiji is extremely passionate about teaching the next generation of dancers and budding acrobats!


Originally from Maidstone, Kent, Sidonie Carey-Green moved to Plymouth in 2011 to complete a BA in Dance Theatre, graduating with a First Class Degree and the School Prize for Outstanding Development in Dance. In 2015 she gained a Master’s degree in Creative Practice with Distinction from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, which gave her the opportunity to focus on film as a key aspect of her artistic practice. Sidonie’s credits include a commission by Channel 4’s Random Acts, European Capital of Culture Malta, Move It, Brighton Fringe and Canterbury Festival, and many of her works have gone onto film festivals across the globe. Sidonie also works as a practitioner of contemporary dance across the South East, teaching both in youth companies and University contexts. She teaches contemporary technique at Royal Holloway University of London, and Choreography at Canterbury Christ Church University. She also works as a teacher and practitioner of contemporary dance across Kent and Surrey, teaching in Youth Companies and University contexts. Sidonie is the artistic director of Kent-based Dance Theatre company Outset Dance where she performs professionally.