Having danced with Sargent and Plester from three years old, at sixteen Elly was lucky enough to be awarded a Dada Scholarship to further her training at the prestigious Urdang Academy.
Having graduated after three years with a diploma in Musical Theatre, Elly secured her first professional adult job in August 2018 with Royal Caribbean Cruises, where she is playing Victoria the White Cat in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s ‘Cats – the Musical’!
A parent’s view – from Sam Shaw in 2013
My daughter started dancing with Sargent and Plester shortly before her third birthday. After spending many afternoons twirling and dancing around the living room, leaving a destructive path in her wake, I thought it would be a good idea to channel that energy into something exciting and productive. Now at 14 years old, she has never looked
Dancing gave my daughter self-confidence, coordination and an active childhood.
Even from the age of 3 the fun filled dance classes teach the children structure and discipline in preparation for starting school.
Not only does dancing help young children physically, it can enhance their social wellbeing. It is incredibly easy to make great friends at dancing class as everyone there shares a mutual passion.
Some of my daughters closest friends have come from Sargent and Plester and it is healthy for children to have friendship groups outside of school.Over the years, under the guidance of Miss Yvonne, my daughter has developed grace and poise and has matured into a confident teenager.
She has loved dancing from her very first lesson but most importantly dancing is a lot of fun.
— Sam Shaw, 2013