Odyssey School of Dance

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Meet Our Teachers

Charlotte Powles

Principal Dance Teacher

Charlotte started her dance training with Odyssey at the age of 12, she soon was asked to be dance assistant, then became senior assistant and costume designer before our previous owner stepped down and passed the torch to Charlotte and Emma in 2012. Charlotte has studied bollywood, ballet, jazz, contemporary and street/commercial dance styles at various studios including Pineapple Dance Studios in London. She has also had aerial circus training and she was part of a professional Bollywood performance company. She spent 3 summers working in the theatre at Tripp Lake Camp, Maine, USA as a costumer. She is a big fan of musical theatre and is proud to have danced in 10 Odyssey productions!

Emma Harding

Principal Dance Teacher
Emma came to Odyssey at the age of 8, and has performed in 8 Odyssey productions! Emma took a few years away from Odyssey to study for her ballet, modern and jazz exams, before returning with her fantastic knowledge and talent to be dance assistant. She has continued her dance training in street/hip hop/commercial styles and was thrilled to become principal of Odyssey with Charlotte in 2012. Emma spent 1 summer at Tripp Lake Camp, Maine, USA as a dance teacher, she also loves to contribute to local community projects and is always looking for an opportunity for Odyssey to get involved and perform as much as we can.  Emma is an avid follower of current and popular music and trends and our girls love the fresh new routines Emma brings to class.

Billie Purchase

Dance Assistant
Billie has been with us since the age of just 5 years old! She has always been a model student, with amazing talent and a clear love of all things dancing, performance and Odyssey! When we needed a new dance assistant in 2016, she was an obvious choice as she is the perfect role model for our younger students. Billie also enjoys studying ballet and acrobatics.