Danielle Rawlinson School of Dance and Theatre

Miss Pheobe Erm A.I.D.T.A.

Miss Phoebe began dancing at the age of 3 and has been a pupil of the school since 2007. She has performed in all the school productions and is now looking forward to passing on her skills and creating her own choreography.
She has been a gymnast for 9 years and became Lincolnshire County Champion at level 4, 3, and 2.

Miss Phoebe is now a fully qualified dance teacher after achieving Distinction in both of her I.D.T.A. teaching qualification exams 

Miss Helen Burberry
Before joining our teaching team, Miss Helen was a pupil of our school for 8 years after enrolling for tap and jazz lessons at the age of 10.  A love of the performing arts has involved many different projects of theatre and stage including principal roles in musicals, song and script writing,  costume and prop design and choreography.
Productions have included 'Annie', 'Oliver', 'Bugsy Malone', 'We will Rock You', 'Spring Awakening', 'Table Manners' and 'James and the Giant Peach'.
Miss Helen achieved Distinction* grades at A-Level in Musical Theatre, Dance and Drama, and also GCSE  in Dance Leadership, A* in music performance through singing, and an overall A grade in Music. She is also a member of 'ACTion Community Theatre'

Principal - Mrs Danielle Ward F.I.D.T.A.  A.I.S.T.D.
Miss Danielle began dancing at the age of 3. She was nominated for an I.D.T.A. Ballet Scholarship at the age of 15 and at 16 moved to London to train full time at London Studio Centre. She graduated at the end of the 3 year course with distinction and immediately upon leaving college joined London based contempory company, Urban-Babe, performing in London and across the UK in Generation Vex. She then successfully auditioned for Spirit of the Dance and other work includes SkyLites International Sports Dance Team, pop videos, television adverts and hair and trade shows.
She successfully combined her career as a professional dancer with teaching, having gained teaching qualifiations in Ballet, Tap and Modern Dance in 1999. Miss Danielle is a fellow of the International Dance Teachers Association and an Associate of the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance. She joined the teaching faculty at London Studio Centre 2002, training students in Jazz Technique and Tap.
​Miss Danielle is currently studying to become an I.D.T.A Examiner.Student welfare is her top priority. In addition to the compulsory DBS Enhanced Disclosure, Miss Danielle also holds a British Red Cross Certificate in First Aid.
Miss Taryn-Grace Purvis A.I.D.T.A.
​Miss Taryn began dancing at the age of eleven. After leaving school she continued her training at Lincoln College where she gained a BTech National Diploma in Performing Arts. She then studied for a further 3 years at the Midlands Academy of Dance and Drama on the 3 year Musical Theatre Diploma Course.
She has toured the UK as a professional dancer with Jay Marcus Productions appearing in Musical Theatre and Pantomime.
​Miss Taryn joined the school in 2008 and was trained to become a qualified teacher by Miss Danielle. Miss Taryn teaches Ballet, Tap and Jazz, Wednesday to Friday
Miss Heidi Parker A.I.D.T.A.
Miss Heidi began dancing at the age of 2 in Lincoln. She learnt at a very young age that she enjoyed performing and it was a career path she wanted to take. Her debut into the world of performing started as a model for Baby Boots. She then went on to appear in the film 'Golden Compass' starring Daniel Craig, as well as the film 'Ballet Shoes' starring Emma Watson. ​Her TV credits include the TV Series 'Waterloo Road'.
​Miss Heidi has performed a showcase in Disneyland Paris, along with playing Annie at the Drill Hall in Lincoln and Les Miserables at Doddington Hall. Her Musical Theatre credits include, 'Rent', 'Oklahoma', 'Peter Pan', 'Copacabana' and more recently danced with the famous Ballet dancer Wayne Sleep.
Nic/Pops
​Nic/Pops does a fantastic job running the admin side of the school and selling the dance uniform. It's great to have my dad on the team as part of this family run business.
Meet the team

Qualified by the I.D.T.A. and with many years of performing experience, Miss Danielle is pleased to work with a great team of teachers in her school. Our combined experience and dedication makes the dance school what it is today. While we aim for the highest standards, we also make the classes fun and inspiring for the pupils, encouraging them to grow in confidence and ability.