Our Teachers

Patty Jenkins ARAD RTS TTPPD (dip) BA

Patty is the Artistic Director of Danz Royal.

With an extensive and wide-ranging ballet education, including some of the most influential teachers from Russia and Cuba, she has performed classical and contemporary ballet as a soloist and group member before live audiences for over 25 years.

She is a graduate (with distinction) of the National Ballet School of Canada’s prestigious ex-professional Teacher Training Program, where she taught classical ballet for several years.

With the Royal Academy of Dance she has attained the highest level of ARAD with Distinction and successfully completed a special project, which introduced the RAD exams for the very first time into Colombia with a 100% success rate.

Patty also holds a Degree in Clinical Psychology, specialising in education, and is a full member of the British Psychological Society.

Maia Ashton CBTS RTS

Maia, an RAD qualified ballet & dance teacher from England, will be joining us from September 2018.

Maia has lots of experience preparing and entering candidates for Royal Academy of Dance exams and enjoys choreographing for school performances. Maia has recently completed a contract teaching in China.

more info to come soon…

Marta De Ioanna

Marta, originally from Roma in Italy, will continue teaching her speciality of Contemporary Dance in Tervuren on Thursdays.

more info to come soon…

Anna-Rose van der Wiel LRAD RTS BA (Hons)

Anna-Rose has been a student at Danz Royal since its beginning and before that danced at Susan Heron’s school of dance. She has since gone on to complete the Certificate in Ballet Teaching Certificate with the Royal Academy of Dance before returning to Brussels to teach ballet.

She also holds a degree BA (Hons) in Theatre from Lancaster University and as well as teaching she is currently studying at Cours Florent, an acting school in Brussels.

Anna-Rose is fluent in English, French and Dutch.