About Us

Silhouette Stage School was founded 14 years ago by principal Helen Smith, after graduating as a professional dancer and ISTD teacher. Helen has always been involved with dance from an early age, so teaching has always been at the forefront of her mind. Helen is very proud that the school offers a non-competitive friendly approach to it's training and that all pupils have the opportunity with their dedication to achieve. Our teachers are qualified, registered and DBS checked, they have trained and worked professionally in the industry.


The school incourages pupils to perform in shows, take ISTD and Acrobatic Arts examinations, and be involved with the show teams who represent the school at various events and competitions. The school has a 100% pass rate for all its exams and 75% achieving Distinction (A) Grades. The ISTD is the biggest world wide dance organisation and it's syllabus is studied in all major dance colleges which makes the perfect grounding for pupils who would like to go into the profession which some of our students have done, and have gained scholarships and places at Italia Conti,  MADD and Evolution. 

Former Students

Abby Codling 

Former Student 

Now Training at Midlands Academy of Dance and Drama.

Alice Hunton 

Former Student 

Now training at Evolution Foundation College.

Sian Websdale 

Former Student 

Now training at Italia Conti Arts Centre.