Wendy aims to educate pupils who want to dance or model as a hobby or to take it to a professional level in the industry.
Laura is now a full time teacher at the Academy and is responsible for most of the festival and competition work.
David has been a student at the Wendy Morton Academy for the past 11 years and has gained Diplomas in both Modern Jazz & Tap. As well as performing he has also choreographed for the Academy over the past few years. David also has a passion for music and has written the past 3 annual pantomimes for the academy. David enjoys music and singing and has worked with many schools and theatre groups as a Musician, Pianist or Musical Director, working on many shows including; Avenue Q, The Wedding Singer, A Chorus Line, Miss Saigon, High School Musical, Dracula Spectacular, Honk!, We Will Rock You (Schools Edition), Puss In Boots, Humpty Dumpty, Aladdin and Little Shop of Horrors. David is now responsible for most the singing work in the dance school and runs the WMA choir.
David loves teaching at the Academy and says that he is lucky to get to work with such talented children!
Tania Matos was first introduced to the world of professional classical ballet at the age of 13, when she was chosen to perform in the New York City Ballet production of Mozartiana at Covent Garden Opera House, London.
Having completed 9 years of intensive ballet studies in 2 of England's most prestigious schools, she has enjoyed a continuous active performing career from 1989 to 2008. She has a wealth of experience ranging from the severe disciplines of corps de ballet, to soloist, then principal dancer.
She has danced with various companies throughout the world including Northern Ballet Theatre, Portuguese National Ballet, Ballet du Grand Theatre de Geneve, Ballet Contemporaneo de Caracas, and Bat d'Or, as well as being invited to perform many of the well-known pas de deux as guest artiste.
Her lead/principal roles include Giselle, Carmen, and Don Quixote. Her repertoire also includes neo classical and contemporary choreographies by George Balanchine, Jose Limone, Nils Christie, Jiri Kylian, Frederic Forsythe, and Nacho Duato.
She has been assistant choreographer and rehearsal director for Piers Gielgud in the Oliver Stone feature Film Alexander and the fashion show for Stella McCartney with Adidas.
Also within film, TV and the fashion industry, she choreographed and coached for Jones The Bootmaker, and the TV advertisement for Audi
She has choreographed and coached for Spirit Productions – Spirit of the Dance, Spirit of Broadway, her own company, Chic Classique, - Tangos etc, Soul Food, Nomine de Amoris and Ballet Riviera – Collection and Beauty and the Beast, to mention a few.
She has tour/company managed many international productions including destinations such as China, South Africa and Monte Carlo and, speaking four languages, has also interpreted for HM Customs and HM courts in London.
She has taught both children and adults extensively for many workshops and schools including the West London School of Ballet, and Escuela Nacional de Caracas.
During 3 successful years as Artistic Director/Producer/Choreographer of the Vevey Youth Ballet School and professional company Ballet Riviera, her work was recognised by Cheryl Angear, a well known London dance critic. Consequently, she was invited to show excerpts of her work in a London Charity gala in 2010.
Since moving back to the UK, she has choreographed and performed for the 80’s icon Howard Jones, worked with Ballet Theatre UK as Ballet Mistress/Rehearsal Director , taught and coached at the BTUK School and choreographed taught and coached for the Midland Theatre Ballet Production of Snow White. She currently dances, choreographs, teaches and coaches on a free lance basis and is coaching regularly for the Wendy Morton Academy of Dance in Atherstone.