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meet our team

Phaedra Vaughan

Phaedra is the Principal and Co-Director as well as being the Dance Centres main Choreographer. She is a Fellow and Examiner in SIPBE in the Ballroom and Latin American branches as well as the Theatre disciplines. She is also a qualified member of the PDS and SSFJ societies. She has obtained many medals and awards in both RAD and SIPBE, including the prestigious Paramount Award. She also dances professionally and has danced in many shows and cabarets around the world including Japan, India, Morocco, Portugal, France, Italy and many other countries as well as dancing here in Spain and for many prestigious cruise lines.

Marcia Antoinette

Marcia is the Founder and Director of the school. She is a Fellow and Examiner of La Sociedad Independiente de Profesores de Baile en Europa in Ballroom, Latin American and Sequence Branches. She is also a qualified member of the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing and the International Dance Teachers Association in Ballroom and Latin American as well as being an International Adjudicator with numerous qualifications.

John Edwards

John (FASC, FGMS, GBSM, LTCL, ABSM) is our very talented singing teacher and voice coach and teaches a wide variety of styles from opera to classical to pop and more. Private lessons are available by appointment. John also teaches Piano, Keyboard and Music Theory.

Suzanna Mace

Suzanna is our Flamenco specialist. She is a qualified member of SIPBE in the Modern/Jazz discipline. She has worked around the world with various troupes including Man Hunt, the Ray Cornell Dancers and Midnight Moods in various Theatres, Casinos and Nights Clubs, as well as working on many prestigious cruise liners. Suzanna is also one of the founding members of the Sapphire Dance Group.

Clara de Luna

Clara de Luna is our Yoga teacher. Her aim is to help people both physically and mentally. She is an expert in techniques to avoid stress and anxiety practicing and teaching classical Yoga. She started practicing Yoga in 2011 training as a student of Yoga in the Sivananda center, in Calm and Lucidity and Oasis of wisdom and other teachings in the Paramita Buddhist Center and graduated in yoga

Gloria and Fermin

Fermin and gloria are specialists in caribbean rhythms and latin dance such as salsa, bachata, merengue, rueda de casino, cha cha cha, etc... Although they also master many other rhythms, they have been teaching for more than 20 years. They are the organizers of the jornada salsera dance festival and in turn participate as teachers in different national dance congresses. They are also zumba and physical conditioning monitors through dance.

Lauren Courtney

Luaren is our qualified Drama teacher running our Phoenix Oscars Drama Club. She studied a unique degree at Reading university - Theatre, Education and Deaf studies and has been teaching English and Drama since 2016. She has performed at numerous theatres and events including the Cannes Film Festival. As well as running the drama club, Lauren will be teaching GCSE drama and LAMDA Certifications.

Samantha Jurd

Sam (samantha) Jurd grew up in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire and started cheerleading/majorettes at the age of 9-16. As a member of the Spa Majorettes she took part in many competitions in the South West and Wales area of UK, many of which they won. Sam is BCA (British Cheerleading Association) qualified and in 2010 formed the Costa Blanca Flamingos until 2015. In January 2020 Sam decided to relaunch the Flamingos under the Marcia's Dance Centre umbrella as the MDC Flamingos.