Victoria Arnett  danced from the age of 5 years, successfully auditioning for the renowned Bush Davies School in East Grinstead where she combined studying a wide range of dance subjects with A-levels.
Subsequently she completed the 3-year Teacher Training course at the Royal Academy of 
Dance in London, gaining the Licentiate Diploma.

Her first teaching engagement took her to Norway, the next to Germany where she stayed 
for many years.
In an interlude from teaching she joined a ballet company where she was chosen to dance 
leading roles in all the ballet productions in addition to dancing in operas, operettas and musicals.
Remaining in Germany she taught ballet, jazz and contemporary dance to children and adults 
and creative dance for children at several dance schools in different regions.

During the last few years she was invited to hold jazz dance workshops for teachers.
She has entered pupils for RAD ballet exams for a number of years with a 100% success rate. 
She opened Brighton & Hove Dance Academy in September 2007.


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Joanne Penner grew up in Brighton and trained as a dancer at Ballet West in Scotland, graduating in 2020 with a BA in Ballet and performing in both national and international tours of Swan Lake, The Nutcracker and Giselle during her training.

She has experience teaching children and adults of all ages in both ballet and contemporary and is currently working towards gaining Registered Teacher Status with the Royal Academy of Dance. She is also studying on a Masters course in Dance Science at Trinity Laban Conservatoire and aims to graduate in Summer 2021.