Karen Dear is our class co-coordinator and a Melody Bear Teacher. Parents will see
Karen regularly at our dance venues as studio assistant and receptionist. She also
works at the Melody Bear HQ as an advisor to Melody Movement Early Learning teachers
and office assistant.
Karen Dear AISTD
Jill Bridger, Principal
RAD Teaching Diploma
AISTD Dip & MNATD
Creator of Melody Bear and Melody Movement Early Learning
Jill Bridger started the school in 1988 in Cambridge and has seen it grow from 30
children at the Cambridge Drama Centre to over 650 students.
Jill is a registered teacher with the Royal Academy of Dance, Imperial Society of
Teachers of Dance and National Association of Teachers of Dance.
Her creation, Melody Bear, is now taught and enjoyed by 450 teachers across the UK
and oversea. Visit www.melodymovement.com for further details.
Stephanie Evans teaches our ISTD modern and tap grades. Stephanie’s classes also
include opportunities for students to do a variety of dance styles including street
and body conditioning. Stephanie is also involved in choreographing our TEAM JB routines.
Stephanie also teachers our popular Musical Theatre class on Saturdays.
Due to the demand for our Melody Movement pre-school dance classes, we are looking
for high quality, enthusiastic and inspirational people to join our team and teach
new Melody Movement classes scheduled to open in the Cambridgeshire area. Full training
will be provided through our Melody Movement training programme. Click here for details:
Helen Ellis joined our team in 2011 and is a trained Melody Movement teacher. Helen
is also a singing teachers and joins Stephanie to teach singing at our Musical Theatre
Rosie Carrick joined our team in 2013 as a class assistant, Melody Movement and grade
teacher and Melody Bear party host. Rosie has a BPA (Hons) dance degree and PGDip
in Contemporary dance.
Jo Turner joined our offices in May 2010 and her assistance with both our Melody
Movement Early Learning projects and busy school events has been invaluable.
Helen Lewis joined us in 2012 to support the business office team. Helen is also
our resident wardrobe mistress and is kept very busy sorting and preparing costumes
both before and after our events.
Glenn Nairn is the Melody Bear HQ accounts and staff administrator and Jill’s assistant.
Glenn has been with the team for many years and her knowledge of the office workings
keep all the ‘cogs’ moving.
‘Grow and flourish with Melody Bear’™
Tel: 01480 469711
Holli Grice Melody Movement Associate teacher
Details to follow
Bernadette is heading back to her roots! Bernadette was a student at Jill Bridger
school of dance from the early age of 3 right up to 16 when she moved onto vocational
training at Masters Performing Arts College. Bernadette is choreographing the school’s
TEAM JB classical routines as well as teaching our Saturday Ballet Extra classes.
Cheryl Radford is our school administrator joining our team in 2014. Cheryl is students’
parents point of contact at our busy Melody Bear offices and she can be contacted
directly by phone or email email@example.com
Emma Louise Campbell - Melody Movement Associate teacher. Details to follow