Emma Groves- Principle
Emma began dancing at the age of 3 where she started tap, ballet and jazz at a dance school in ware. from the age of 4 emma also started training in freestyle, ballroom, latin and line dancing at 'salliannes dance studio' in potters bar. she joined theatre school 'capital arts' where she was musical theatre trained from a young age. at 11, emma added street dance to her repertoire, training and competing with 'street dance productions' and 'alter ego'. at the age of 16, emma gained her associate teaching qualification with the idta and has been teaching ever since originally under salliannes dance studio until she launched rhythmix by starting a street dance class on fridays in a local gym back in June 2012.
in september 2012, emma launched rhythmix street dance classes in a local church hall on monday evenings and it is from here that her school has grown from strength to strength. in february 2012 she opened her first studio, followed by her second in march 2015. rhythmix now has over 50 weekly classes for children and adults!
outside of the studio, emma has taught and continues to teach in a number of local schools across hertfordshire and north london, teaching clubs and dance as part of the national curriculum. she has taught at hertfordshire university, hertford college and provided classes for the royal vet college. throughout lockdown emma taught internationally for flexibility company alixa flexibility, delivering teacher certifications globally via zoom. she is the uk course conductor for alixa flexibility.
emma holds the following qualifications: streetfit aerobics, piyo, boxercise instructor. she holds full memberships for the idta and istd and holds her associate freestyle teaching qualification with the idta and has her diploma in acrobatics. she is acrobatic arts module one & two certified and has completed the aerial backhandspring intensive. emma is qualified in alixa flexibility in all 5 modules. emma has also trained with rebecca davies learning the radar technique and she is a proud acropad center. emma holds her full qualification in first aid and holds safeguarding training. she is a hertfordshire county council coachmarked instructor and a fully licensed professional chaperone.
emma teaches street, freestyle, lyrical, flexibility and the acro programme at the studio.
chloe brynes - head of theatre classes
Trained at: Laine Theatre Arts 2015-2018
Theatre Credits include: Jack and The Beanstalk (Dance Captain, Understudy Fairy and Jess, Lyceum Theatre), Mamma Mia (Ensemble, Swing, Understudy Lisa at the Novello Theatre, London), Dick Whittington (Dance Captain at Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guilford) and Cinderella (Dance Captain, Understudy Cinderella and Fairy at Wyvern Theatre Swindon
Television credits include: Life Is Not Loose (ITV Loose Women), How We Improvised During Lockdown (BBC News), ABBA New Music Release Tribute (BBC Breakfast), Behind The Scenes for Mark Little (ITV Dancing on Ice), Miranda Hart: My Such Fun Celebration (BBC), 20 years of ABBA’s greatest Hits (ITV This Morning) Children In Need (BBC)
Concerts include: Sunday at the Musicals (Soloist Singer at Actors Church, Covent Garden and Phoenix Arts)
Workshops Include: Mary Poppins
Chloe has a huge passion and love for teaching and has qualifications in IDTA and istd. Growing up Chloe competed in Competitions, Championships and Miss Dance of Great Britain where she gained many titles across the country as well as performing in the IDTA scholarships and seminars.
miss chloe teaches all our theatre classes: ballet, tap, contemporary, jazz, technique & our musical theatre programme!
She is also our head singing teacher at rhythmix.
charlotte hathaway - company manager
charlotte has been a student at rhythmix for many years, taking weekly dance and fitness classes at the studios. for the past 7 years she has run reception for the studios and manages all the admin of our school. she is also responsibile for organising rhythmix music tuition at our studios.
charlotte assists with teaching acro, flexibilty classes, birthday parties and holiday camps. She has a background in childcare and works alongside emma to ensure the children are always having the best time possible. charlotte is alixa flexibility certified and holds her module 1 certification with acrobatic arts. she is a fully qualified first aider and has her safeguarding children qualification. she is also a licensed chaperone.
charlotte still takes classes and dances in our showcases and performances alongside the rest of the team. you can find charlotte in reception or sneaking into a class, she'll be more than happy to help out with any enquiries you have!
terri bodell - ballroom & latin teacher
Terri began dancing aged ten at North 20 ballroom and Latin dance studio, Barnet, where she took her IDTA ballroom and Latin medals.
She studied dance and drama at the Corona Theatre School & College, Hammersmith, where the likes of Patsy Kensit and Nicholas Lyndhurst attended.
After a break, Terri started teaching dancing in 2008 and helped to set up Nick’s Dance School in 2010 with her fiancée Nick Peacock.
Nick and Terri had lessons from numerous Strictly stars including: Anton Du Beke & Erin Boag; Aljaz Skorjanec and Janette Manrara; Natalie Lowe & Ian Waite; Kristina Rihanoff & Robin Windsor and Darren Bennett & Lilia Kopylova. They have also enjoyed lessons with IDU World Ballroom Dance Champions Warren & Kristi Boyce and regularly went on dance weekenders, learning from former undefeated World Latin American Champions Ian and Ruth Walker.
Sadly Nick passed away in 2015 however, Terri keeps the dance school going in his memory. In 2016, she began teaching Latin line dance classes at Rhythmix Dance Academy where she has become an instrumental part of the teaching staff and loves to choreograph Latin dances for the school’s shows and teach fitsteps as part of the timetable.
Terri is a member of One Dance UK, the national body for dance. You'll find terri with us most weeks and at all rhythmix showcases and performances.
DANIELLA CAPALDO - GUEST TEACHER & STREET ASSISTANT
I began dancing when I was 4 years old at 'salliannes dance studio' in potters bar doing disco dance, and freestyle dance. From then I gained a huge interest in the Step up Movies when I was about 6 and stood infront of the TV learning all of the street dance moves I saw, and spending the majority of my time on YouTube trying to copy what the professionals did. From that I decided to join a street Dance crew in Borehamwood in which we started to perform at bigger venues and I became part of an incredible community and I knew that there was no turning back from the dance world and that this is what I wanted to do every day!
Going into secondary school I came across Emma's weekly dance class at the church down the road from me in Potters bar which I loved and kept attending religiously until she opened her very own dance studio just around the corner. I did many exams during my 6 years at Rhythmix until I gained a place on the three year degree dance and musical theatre course at Stella Mann College of Performing Arts, it was time to fly the nest and dance every single day for three years!! Once I had graduated in the middle of the Covid pandemic with a wonderful degree, I decided to return back to the Rhythmix family and I spend most of my time there either teaching /assisting classes or just having a cuppa! I have featured in The Crown (Netflix), Salt Ashes music video, Pollen and grace commercial, Jessica Henwicks 'Bus Girl' and alongside my developing career I am also constantly training to better myself at Runway House, Base and Company jinx.
amy finch - bollywood teacher
Amy is a trained dancer. Her styles include Bollywood (including Classical and Bhangra), Tap, Jazz and Movement to music. Amy has been dancing professionally for 10 years performing and teaching in the UK and Internationally including Monaco, Italy, Ibiza, Uganda and Switzerland. Amy has performed with Artists including Steven Wilson at The Royal Albert Hall, Naughty Boy and Kyla at The Hammersmith Apollo, PBN’s Music Video Gal Ban Gaye and with Fuse ODG, Zack Knight and Badshah in their music video ‘Bombae.’ Amy has danced at many events in London including Dance Power hosted by Anton du Beke at The Theatre Royal Drury Lane and BBC Asian Network Live. Amy recently went to Mumbai to persue some dancing and is excited to share her skills with her students.
During her studies Amy was part of a Sport Dance and Cheer team that she later became Team Captain of. Amy regularly performed at Twickenham Rugby Stadium, Old Trafford Stadium and Hong Kong Stadium for the Hong Kong Rugby Sevens while she was on the dance team.
Alongside performing Amy teaches regular dance, movement and gymnastics classes, private dance and movement lessons and choreographs first wedding dances. you'll find amy with us at bollywood workshops and classes.
chantelle ward - teaching assistant
Aged 3 Chantelle began dancing at Mayhew School of Dance in Northampton. Training in ballet, tap and modern. Undertaking RAD ballet grades and perfoming in showcases.
At aged 8 she started training at Footloose School of Dance in Whetstone, taking classes in disco/freestyle and street dance. Completing ISTD medal tests and competing in occasional competitions.
In 2013 Chantelle joined Rhythmix as a student in street and freestyle classes. Since then she has undertaken IDTA medal tests in both styles, particpated in annual showcases and local performances. In 2015 she became an assisant teacher, helping with freestyle classes and finding her love for teaching. Leading to her qualifying as a pre associate student teacher in the freestyle genre.
Chantelle is now a fully qualified nurse and works from the whittington hospital. you'll find chantelle at rhythmix events where she still comes back to help out!