About Owner Becky Petersen
My name is Becky Petersen and I am the Founder, Principle and Coach here at Academy One Dance Company.
I am a working professional dancer, who's danced from the age of 2, growing up in the competition world until the age of 16. At 16 I moved away to train as a professional dancer at the Wilkes Academy and since then working in the industry is no longer a dream but reality.
My career working as a professional dancer is still ongoing and I have many more goals working on dream jobs to achieve.
I love to be able to share my current knowledge and experience with my AODC students. Most recent credits include backing dancing for Little Mix on shows such as
The X factor and the Brit Awards at the O2. Backing dancer on X Factor for other groups, such as boy group Rak-su and dancing on a UK tour for Radio 1 last summer.
I have trained in the ISTD syllabus in ballet, tap and modern for the majority of my lifetime. As well as the RAD (royal academy of dance syIlabus in ballet). Here at academy I offer the RAD royal academy of dance grades which so far the acdemy has a 100% distinction pass rate. From January 2023 tap freework will be changing to ISTD tap grades. We also offer a graded syllabus in acrobatics. My training throughout my dancing life includes, Ballet, Tap, Modern, Commercial, Hip hop, Musical theatre, Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary, Freestyle disco, Acro, Latin and ballroom, Cat walking and Voguing.
Alongside my professional career, teaching has always been part of my life from the age of just 13. From working as a professional dancer previously, currently and from dancing my whole life training and competing, I feel I have so much to offer my students. I believe every child has the potential to be their very best if they have someone to believe in them.
I pride myself on having an academy that can not only help the kids achieve things they never thought possible but to love what they do. I opened Academy on April 6th 2019, hoping to be able to create dancers who can go out and compete on the competition circuit, and to have a great love and knowledge for what we do.
AODC is like one big family which I think is so important. I love seeing the bond between my dancers grow and how they support each other through anything. I belive here at AODC I am not only teaching my students lessons to be great dancers, but lessons to take with them in to the big wide world that they can use forever.
VARIOUS CERTIFICATES, POLICIYS AND DOCUMENTS:
A full paediatric first aid Certificate
A childrens specific first aid Certificate
A specialist sports injuries and treatments first aid Certificate
A specialist dance injuries and treatments first aid Certificate
CPR specfic first aid Certificate
Fire saftey Certificate
Child protection/Safegaurding in Sports and Active lesiure Certificate
Data Protection and Regulations Certificate
Has an up to date Risk assesment, Child protection/Safegaurding policy, Statement of procedures for dealing with allegations of abuse against staff
Complaints and Resolutions Policy
Holds an up to date Whistleblowing policy
A full Enhanced DBS
Academy one dance company is fully insured
Holds many other various certicates and qulifications between both Buisness and dance/dance teaching
ISTD registered member
Academy one dance comapny keeps up to date with the Whyte review/sports england and keeping children safe in education 2022 from the department for education
All dancers at Academy one dance company have a signed terms and conditions along with a fully up to date medical and personal contact form