Mrs. Niki Charalambous-Burns, Director-Dance Teacher
Dip. in Classical Ballet and related dance subjects, AISTD (IB MB NB), ISTD ADV (IB NB MB), RAD RTS
Niki Charalambous-Burns trained at Stella Mann College of Performing Arts where she was awarded a diploma on Teachers Training course in the teaching of Classical ballet and related dance subjects. Her three year course offered her the opportunity to specialize both in the work of the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) syllabi, and of the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD) therefore becoming eligible in entering students for both societies. Niki is also a teacher of Modern Theatre Dance (ISTD) and National Dance (ISTD). At the same time, her diploma comprised a wide-range of dance subjects such as Choreography, Classical repertoire, Contemporary, Tap dancing, Spanish dancing, Dance History, Dance Anatomy, Child's Psychology, Music and Benesh Notation, Pedagogy methods and education theory. Niki on her graduation ceremony was awarded the prize of the Best Student of her year achieving the highest marks in her exams. Furthermore, Niki extended her dance studies for another year in London where she attended syllabi courses offered by the RAD. Simultaneously, Niki had the opportunity to practice her teaching skills through teaching Classical ballet in a ballet school in North London.
Moreover, Niki is a founding member of the Cyprus Dance Association where she was in various posts in the committee. She is also a member of Ballet Cyprus where she and some of her students danced for several productions such as Nutcracker and Sleeping Beauty.
Niki has almost a thirty years experience in entering students for exams of the RAD as well as directing and choreographing dance productions, not only for her dance school but also for various charity organizations. Her deep-rooted interest about dancing and teaching is very much evident through her desire of attending courses every year continuing her professional development and therefore keeping her dance school up to date.
Niki aims to pass her extensive knowledge and love of dance to her students and also cultivating them for the near future.