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Kym Giggins

Tap, Modern and Musical Theatre

Kym trained at the Pineapple Dance Studios in London and after dancing in Turkey and Malta, performed as a dancer in “Cinderella” and “Aladdin” at The Wolerhampton Grand Theatre and “Aladdin” in Manchester. She toured the UK performing in summer Seasons as head dancer and backing singer. She last performed at Glyndebourne in “Ariadne”.

Kym gained a degree in Dance Education and has taught Tap, Modern, Jazz and Musical Theatre at ESSPA for 18 years. She has 2 children India and Zach.

Kimberley Whyborne

Ballet, Musical Theatre

Kimberley graduated from the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) with BA (Hons) in Dance Education and gained her registered RAD teacher status and Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD ) Diploma in Dance Instruction.

Kimberley has taught at Newlands School and Eastbourne Academy of Dancing. In 2015 she started at The Legat School of Dance at the Bede’s Senior School, teaching RAD Ballet to senior and 6th form Students. In 2016 she took over teaching RAD Ballet to children at Bede’s Lower school.

She set up ESSPA Robertsbridge five years ago and teaches pre school and Rad Ballet there.

India Giggins

Tap, Modern, Acrobatic Arts, Musical Theatre

India gained a scholarship on the Performing Arts course at Newlands School and had additional training at Italia Conti, Tunbridge Wells. At Performers College she achieved her ISTD Diploma in Dance Instruction for Modern Theatre and Tap.

India has performed in many venues, including the Wimbledon Theatre, Assembly Halls – Tunbridge Wells and the Royal Albert Hall. She was a featured dancer at Glyndebourne Opera House and danced in pantomimes including ‘Sleeping Beauty’ and ‘Aladdin’.

India and Kimberley set up the ESSPA Robertsbridge School in 2013 and is a guest teacher at Italia Conti, Tunbridge Wells.