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Helen Marsh


Head Of Faculty


I trained at the Northern Ballet School, after graduating I travelled the world as a professional dancer, performing musical theatre. On returning to England, I moved to London and began my dance teaching career within the vocational sector, first at The Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts and then with Tring Park School for the Performing Arts as the Dance Coordinator for the Theatre Arts, Performance Foundation and Drama Courses, and Coordinator of the Holiday Courses. After nine years at Tring I returned home to Yorkshire to raise my family, and I am extremely pleased to be joining the teaching staff at Nova Arts.

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Choreography Credits:

A… My Name Is Alice

Bugsy Malone

Captain Louie


Five Guys Named Moe


Lion King

Little Shop of Horrors

Once On This Island

Peter Pan

Seussical the Musical

Sister Act

Smokey Joes Café

Tales of Beatrix PotterThe Wiz

Professional Credits:
Carnival Cruise Lines
Classic International Cruises
W&M Productions/Club Cruises
Sofitel Capsis Hotel 5*, Crete
Entertainment 2000: Tributes touring UK & Jersey
Alfredo Nock’s Weihnachts Circus, Bern, Switzerland
World Table Tennis Championships, Manchester
Singin’ In the Rain, Dance House Theatre, Manchester

Teaching Qualifications:
PGCE (QTS – Outstanding)
BA Hons in Dance Education
ISTD CDE in Ballet, Modern Theatre, Tap & National Dance
IDTA Ballet
Certificate in Safe and Effective Dance Practice (Trinity)


Matt Schofield



My dance journey started at the age of 16. I have been teaching in the industry across multiple platforms for the past 12 years, teaching several styles of dance - my most prominent styles being Breaking, Popping, House & HipHop.

I recently graduated with a First Class BA Honours Degree in Physical Education and School Sports and currently choreograph performances for many teams that compete throughout the UK.

I am looking forward to sharing my knowledge with the students at NovaArts College and facilitate their learning by offering complex and intricate choreography, I cannot wait to get started. See you soon Nova!

Performance Credits:

Juste Debout (France)

Red Bull BC One

London Palladium

Her Majesty’s Theatre

Dope & Mean

Disneyland Paris

Breakin Convention

Special Olympics


Holly Plumley



Holly graduated The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts back in 2019 where she received a first class honours degree in performing Arts Dance. Since then, she has performed as a dancer, showgirl and aerialist across the UK for renowned companies, including an aerial duo appearance on The Real Housewives of Cheshire for Dawn Ward’s Crème de la Crème Charity Ball and at Gleneagles, Scotland. Holly’s main styles of dance are Ballet, contemporary and Jazz technique.


Sinade Darnell



I have graduated with a BA Honours degree in professional and commercial dance with Shockout Arts. I have also trained at the nation's best dance crew… Skyline studios, based in Hull. I have been in the teaching industry for just over 7 years, and been dancing for just over 20 years. I have performed in many places such as, Royal albert hall, Her majesty's Theatre, 02 arena, move it main stage, been in street dance the movie and many more. I have taught in places such as Base studios in London, The Jazz Associates, Studio 25, Rare studios, MMU, 0161 Dance and many more. I'm excited to get to work with Nova college and see all the students grow within the next year or so, as I thrive on teaching passionate students who are willing to learn and become the best version of themself. PPP…. Progression, performance, positivity, Nova college i can't wait to start working with you!


Ian Harris



Ian Started dancing at the age of 7 in multiple styles. Went to dance college at 16 to further his training in basic technique of Jazz, Ballet, Tap and Contemporary. At 17 started traveling internationally to learn and grow more in Hip Hop and Street Dance. Found a love for teaching along his travels and has been able to make this a huge part of his career. Ian’s dance style is a combination of what he has learned over his years of training but mainly contemporary and hip hop.


Teaching Credits; HDI Kids (UK), HDI Summer Camp, SDA Summer Camp (Pol), Nakama Camp (Vienna), BeStreet (Israel), Home Dance Studio (Valencia), Multiverse (Palermo)

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