Michele Aslanoff is a former English Tap Champion and winner of Miss Dance of Great Britain. She has been dancing since she could walk in the school and is a Member of The International Dance Teachers Association. As well as dancing professionally at The London Palladium and doing television specials Michele has taught and choreographed at The London Studio Centre, Millenium Dance, Bodyworks Studios, Raleigh Dance College and Pineapple Studios.
She has had huge competition success including tap champions, All England winners and Dance World Cup gold medallists. She is respected by all in the dance community and has helped train many performers and teachers.
She is passionate about teaching and bringing out the true performance and joy of dance in all her students.
Maxine was trained by my mother from the age of 2, and I also trained my sister Michele who is now the principal .I went to the famous Aida Foster school (Jean Simmons, Barbara Windsor )in Golders Green from the age of 8 - 16, and had many professional parts playing Ngana in South Pacific at Drury Lane theatre at the age of 12 ,duetting with Frankie Howard at the London Palladium, and the last one as Barbara Kelly and Bernard Braden’s daughter at the Lyric Theatre in Shaftesbury Ave.
I decided - much to my mum and dads surprise to give up on my professional career to follow my dream of teaching at our wonderful school, and haven’t regretted it ever.
I taught for over 60 years and am very proud to watch so many of the pupils I taught appearing in the West End.
Maxine still to this day takes pride in her students and teaching helping with choreography , our fantastic shows and giving the best technique to some of our youngest pupils.
I still take a great interest in the school and I’m thrilled at our wonderful reputation.
ISTD Modern, Jazz and Tap Teacher
Miss Katie Started dancing at the young age of 18months where she appeared in her first Morgan Aslanoff Show. Since then she has had the most amazing experiences and memories at her time as a pupil, winning All England Medals and appearing on TV with her dance friends.She always knew from a young age that she wanted to teach, so went on to college Gaining a Diploma in Dance and Performance then university studying Where she gained a Diploma in Higher Education for Dance Teaching. throughout her trainingreturned to MAS. It was when she finished university she knew the only place she wanted to teach was Morgans. Katie has since then Qualified as an IDTA freestyle teacher, she has also become a registered teacher for Rosina Andrews Pirouette and Leap Surgery, She is now working towards her ISTD Qualification. She has cheorgraphed for our shows, All England FInals and Dance World Cup.
Katie has had experience in teaching within a school setting and within summer camps.
Katie has a passion for teaching and a love for all her students and is very happy to work along side her Aunties Michele and Maxine and be apart of MAS.
Head of Musical Theatre and Singing
Nadine has just finished working for Dreamworks as the singing voice coach for the two child leads in Ryhme Time Town, released on Netflix in July 2020. She is one of three associates of world renowned singing teacher, Mark Meylan. She has clients working in television, theatre, musical theatre, in both touring and West End Productions. She works with recording artists regularly. She is an experienced studio session singer and voice over artist and is both a working actress and teacher. She is an active member of both AOTOS and The British Voice Association and a member of Equity and Spotlight.
She is also a resident singing teacher at Emil Dale Academy, Head Of Singing at Pineapple Performing Arts and she has an extensive list of private singing students of all ages and experience.
As a teacher Nadine excels in training students in all aspects of performing. Nadine trained at the Morgan Aslanoff Theatre School from 3 – 19 years old and she couldn’t be happier and prouder to be now teaching for Michele.
As a performer Nadine has a wealth of performing credits in the West End, with the National Theatre and in touring productions, spanning 30 years. She is represented by Jean Diamond of Diamond Management.
Her stage credits include; WONDER.LAND (WPC Rook) National Theatre, Rufus Norris; EVERYMAN (Fellowship/Senses & Wit: Touch) National Theatre, Rufus Norris; BARE (Claire) Greenwich Theatre, Paul Taylor-Mills; THE SOUND OF MUSIC (Sister Berthe) Regent's Park Open Air Theatre, Rachel Kavanaugh, (Received an Olivier nomination); MAMMA MIA! (U/S Rosie, Tanya and Donna) Novello Theatre, Pip Minnithorpe; COOL RIDER (Ms Mason) Lyric Theatre, Guy Unsworth; STEPPING OUT (Maxine) Union Theatre, David Ball; BILLY ELLIOT(Dead Mum U/S) Working Title, Palace Theatre, Stephen Daldry; WICKED Original London Cast (Shenshen, Madame Morrible 1st U/S) Act Productions, Joe Mantello; SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS (Mrs Bixby) UK Productions/No 1 Tour, Maurice Lane; PETER PAN (Mrs Darling) Festival Theatre Malvern, Chris Hocking; THE FULL MONTY Original London Cast, Drop Everything Productions, Jack O'Brien; ELEGIES FOR ANGELS PUNKS AND RAGING QUEENS (Judith) Bridewell Theatre, Omar F. Okai; JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOUR DREAMCOAT (Narrator) No 1 Tour, Bill Kenwright; DAMES AT SEA (Mona Kent) Prince Regent Theatre, Freddie Eldrett
Film credits incude; STORM Chewing The Scenery (Filmed screenplay reading), Su Gilroy; MRS CAPALDI, RIKKI & JULIE (Romeo & Juliet today) Platform Films, Rob Rawles
Workshops include; THREEPENNY OPERA – National Theatre – Rufus Norris; MIDWICH CUCKOOS – National Theatre – Lyndsey Turner, Patrick Marber; 1888 (Josephine Butler) Omar Okai, Theatre Royal Stratford East; WAITING FOR THE DAWN (Mrs Anderson) Arts Theatre, Chris Blackwood
Commercials include; SAMSUNG (Featured Actor) The Viral Factory; LIDL (Trudi) LIDL Supermarkets Young & Rubicam
Cast recordings include; LOVE NEVER DIES (Showgirl) The Really Useful GroupELEGIES FOR ANGELS PUNKS AND RAGING QUEENS (Judith) Okai Collier, Simon Collier; ECLIPSE - CIRCBALLET (Narrator) JMusic Ltd, Joe O'Connor; CRY OF THE CELTS (Celtic Wicked Queen) JMusic Ltd, Joe O'Connor
Voiceover work includes; DR WHO - THE ULTIMATE ADVENTURE (Delila/Mrs T) Big Finish Productions, Jason Haigh-Ellery; DRAYTON MANOR THEME PARK (Lead/featured voice over) Drayton Manor, Joe O'Connor; SONY PS3 – MUPPETS Little Big Planet – (Various voices spoken and sung) Richard Jaques
Ballet,Tap and PBT Teacher
I trained at the Morgan Aslanoff School, where I competed in many dance competitions and represented the school in the All England finals on numerous occasions. I also had the amazing opportunity to dance in Miss Dance of Great Britain.
I have my BTEC National diploma in childcare studies. This is when I realized my true love was teaching dance. I started my dance teacher training with Yvonne Goute (President of the IDTA) where I gained my graduate Tap and Ballet and continued my training to gain my associate and Licentiate in Tap with the IDTA. I have been assisting and now teaching Ballet, Tap and Modern at the Morgan Aslanoff School under the guidance and inspiration of Michele and Maxine for many years. I have choregraphed numbers for dance competitions and dance shows.
I also work in a local primary school where I am head of dance and P.E , this is where I development my training with the British gymnastics gaining my introductory and Intermediate levels for school and tiger team (looking at children’s physical development.) I have lots of experience of teaching students with many different needs and finding strategies to help children gain their full potential.
To add to my growth as a teacher I have trained to teach Progressive Ballet Technique classes.
I love teaching and watching past and present students of the Morgan Aslanoff School grow in confidents and reach their full potential.
Commercial and Rhythm Tap Teacher
Renowned for being one of London’s most diversely experienced creatives, Lauren has an extensive list of credits including One Direction, Kelly Clarkson, Ellie Goulding, The X Factor, Beats by Dre, The Ballet Boys, Britain’s Got Talent, JLS, James Morrison and Olly Murs…
Lauren has also founded and been involved with many successful projects on a creative level and is Assistant Choreographer and Dance Captain on Thriller Live!
Her tap career is also vast, being classed 3rd in the world as a female tap dancer, holding position as a Producer and Choreographer of the ‘Kings of Tap’ production on a leading cruise line and continuing to lead the way with her all-female tap dance company Bellabeats. You may of also recognised her incredible tap skills as Adam Garcia’s dance partner in a special guest performance on Sky1’s Got To Dance 2012 + 2014, and in 2016 started a new project creating and producing shows across Europe for the holiday brand Thomson.
Lauren became a resident performer in the West End hit show STOMP! in 2017 as well as touring New Zealand and Australia.
Musical Theatre, Jazz
and Contemporary Teacher
Natasha Mould trained at Julie Sianne Theatre Arts, Sylvia Young Theatre School & Laine Theatre Arts. Since college Natasha has been in a number of shows and TV productions working as a singer, actress, dancer & Choreographer.
Musical Theatre Credits - CATS UK/EUROPE & WEST END, Hairspray UK TOUR, GREASE UK TOUR, Annie get your gun - sheffield crucible, Seven brides for seven brothers - Regent’s Park open air theatre, Me and my girl - Chichester Festival Theatre, 9 to 5 as first cover to the Dolly Parton role at the Savoy theatre London WEST END.
TV CREDITS INCLUDE - The Xtra Factor, BBC STRICTLY COME DANCING,
CHOREOGRAPHY - The MOZAICS ‘before we grow old’ music video. BBC STRICTLY COME DANCING 2013/14/15/17/19
Makiko was born in Kawasaki, Japan. She trained at O-i Seiko Ballet School in Kawasaki.
Makiko has danced in many classical ballets with the Japan Ballet Association including Swan Lake, Giselle, Coppelia, Graduation Ball, Le Corsaire grand pas de deux and Tchaikovsky pas de deux. After moving to Europe she began dancing in Musical Theatre including the Phantom of the Opera, West Side Story, Kiss Me Kate, Evita, the King and I, Disney's Hunchback of Notre Dame, and more. In the West End she performed with the Lion King.
Makiko teaches classes and workshops in colleges, primary schools, dance schools and dance companies in UK and Japan