We are extremely proud to welcome our Patron of Southern Dance Class Awards.

Janet Devenish – Head of Tring Park Associates. 

MAPP (DTP), QTLS (IfL) Cert Ed (Performing Arts) PC   University of London, ARAD, ISTD CDE, Ballet, Tap, Modern

Janet trained at Bush Davies in East Grinstead for 7 years and went on to have a very successful performing career in the West End and all over the world.  She was an original cast member of 42nd Street at Drury Lane, created the role of Meg Giry in Phantom of the Opera in the West End, and played Cissie Blitztein in Blitz, Nicole in The Baker’s Wife, Annie in Chicago, Drusilla in The Worst Witch and Prudence in Lust, amongst many other roles.  She also toured the world as backing vocalist and dancer for violinist Vanessa-Mae.

Alongside a fulfilling 20 year career in vocational Further Education as a Head of Dance, Course Leader and Deputy Principal, Janet has choreographed and directed many college productions and over 25 Youth Theatre Musicals in Rugby, Dunstable, Hastings, and Chatham.  An active teacher, Janet teaches Ballet, Pointe Work, Tap and Musical Theatre.

Among many qualifications, Janet most recently attained an MA in Professional Practice, Dance Technique Pedagogy, studying the use of imagery within the teaching of ballet.

We are delighted to announce that Holiday Course scholarships will be awarded to selected winners by Tring Park School for the Performing Arts.

Tring Park Holiday Courses