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About our Teachers

Mulberry School of Dance is run by Julia Lieberman RAD RTS

Julia teaches the RAD syllabus from early stages through to vocational level and her aim is to instil a love of dance in every student – whether they want to attend once a week ‘just for fun’ or if they want to progress to vocational school and pursue a career in dance.

She also teaches two popular Adult Ballet classes which are not based on syllabus. These classes are focused on the participants and what they want to achieve within dance.

Julia recognises the importance of continuing her professional development for the benefit of her students and so she regularly attends courses and workshops to enhance and develop her knowledge of ballet technique and her 

teaching skills and practices. She is certified to teach the innovative Progressing Ballet Technique system and she recommends that all of her senior students (and any adult students who wish) attend a weekly class in this in addition to their regular syllabus classes.

Julia has both valid Emergency First Aid at Work  and Paediatric First Aid certifications as well as a DBS Disclosure (replacing the former CRB check)  and all appropriate insurances.

In addition to her work within her school, Julia is a keen supporter of The London Ballet Company and is a trustee of The London Ballet Foundation.

Jennifer Gainey, ISTD Associate Ballet, Tap & Modern

Jennifer is originally from Chester. She trained at the Hammond Dance School on a full scholarship where she received a Diploma in Performing Arts and her ISTD Teaching qualifications. Jennifer has 13 years experience of dancing professionally and touring internationally.

Jennifer has been teaching at her Mum’s school in Chester since she was 19 years old. Every time she was back from touring she would head back up North to 

teach. Jennifer also teaches syllabus work, show dances and competition dances for all ages at three other dance schools in London.

Jennifer has recently assisted the Director and Producers of The Illusionist in auditions for the West End, rehearsals, on tour in technical & media calls. Jennifer has also assisted the Casting Director of Spirit Productions in many auditions and castings.

Jennifer is really enjoying teaching Ballet (RAD, ISTD & free), Jazz, Street, Tap & Musical Theatre classes to 2 years olds up to adults.

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