Meet The Crew

Principal
Teacher
Teacher
Admin & Advertising
Deryn Vallance

Founder, Owner and Principal.

 

After years of local training in Dance and Drama including tuition at Bush Davies Ballet School, Deryn attended one of London’s finest professional school’s: The Andrew Hardie School of Dance (Kensington) where she trained as a professional ballerina. She has over 35 years of teaching experience and has helped children train and go on to professional carrers in the West End, Starlight Express, Cats, the Follies (Paris), TV series, cruise liners etc.

She is a qualified, registered teacher, for the International Dance Teachers Association and trained in R.A.D., I.S.T.D., I.D.T.A. and a Royal Academy of Dance recognised teacher. She is a licenced chaperonne.

She is above all is passionate about all forms of dance, ballet being her first love.

Deryn teaches the higher ballet grades.

Karen Edwards 

Ballet & Tap Teacher

 

 

Student of Silver Ribbons, she attended Chichester University where she attained a 2:2 BA Hons degree in Dance. She has helped to stage, choreograph and appeared in may dance numbers for our shows. She qualified as a pre-associate ballet teacher and is CRB certificated and a qualified First Aider.

Karen teaches our younger ballet grades.

Alexandra
Darvill-Price

Freestyle Teacher

 

The newest member of our team, Alex trained with the Elsden school of dance for 14 years where she took ballet, tap, jazz/modern. She also assisted and teached younger jazz classes for 4 years.

Alex did her A Level in dance at Collyers College and trained for her Freestyle associate with Lorraine Hastings.

Alex now teaches our two classes of Freestyle with passion and energy.

Alex Lawrence

Teacher at Starlets Academy

 

Student of Silver Ribbons School, she attended Italia Conti Academy of Performing Arts London where she attained a level 6 Trinity National Diploma in Professional Music Theatre. She performed in pantomimes & cabaret, appearing alongside many stars at numerous top London hotels & fundraising events. She has toured London with Shakespeare, filmed for nine months as a Slytherin pupil in "Harry Potter and the Gobelet of Fire" and danced & sang in numerous variety shows at The Wimbledon Theatre, has staged charity fashion shows, written pantomimes and worked as a lighting tech at The Harlequin Theatre in Redhill. Alex has also opened our associate dance academy "Starlets" in Horsham and qualified as a pre-associate ballet teacher at Silver Ribbons. She is CRB certificated.

Teacher
Amy Nicole Tilbury

Ballet Teacher

 

Student of Silver Ribbons, she attended Reigate College where she attained a Dance btec. She has helped to stage, choreograph and appeared in many dance numbers for our shows and is also an expert in pole fitness. Amy qualified as a pre-associate ballet teacher at Silver Ribbons and is CRB certificated, an enhanced qualified First Aider and fully qualified nanny.

Teacher
Jessica Jane Edwards

Ballet & Tap Teacher

 

Student of Silver Ribbons and Intermediate Grade ballet dancer, she attended university (where she coached the cheerleeding team). Formally a metropolitan police officer she is now training to be a school teacher and she has helped staging, choreograph and appeared in many dance numbers for our shows. Jess is CRB certificated and a qualified First Aider.

Admin & Advertising
Melanie
Hubert-Vallance

Admin & Advertising & GDPR officer

 

Daughter-in-law of Deryn, Mel has 3 daughters attending Silver Ribbons. She has been involved with the school for nearly 15 years and has designed the Silver Ribbons Website and is responsible for the advertising. She very often runs the music for the live performances, helps with costume making, is CRB certificated and a qualified chaperonne.