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.

Sandra Benet ARAD RTS BSc

Sandra will be joining us from 2020 as our new RAD ballet teacher. She is originally from Valencia in Spain and studied and worked in London, UK.

With the Royal Academy of Dance she has attained all graded and vocational graded examinations in classical ballet up to Advanced 2, awarding her with the ARAD recognition. With the RAD, Sandra also graduated in Ballet Teaching Studies and obtained her teaching qualification.

Sandra is a professional contemporary dancer too, graduating with a full scholarship in EBCDanza Intensive Contemporary Dance Training Diploma. She was a dancer with Gerard Collins Jove Company and Entretantos Company, and has danced for award-winning choreographers. She is looking forward to continuing her performing career in Brussels.

Sandra holds a Degree in International Politics, and is a full member of the Spanish Association of Dance and Research.

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…

Simon Jenkins


Simon‘s role in Danz Royal is to take care of ”everything else” to allow the others to do what they do best, which is to teach, choregraph and impart the joy and importance of dance to our many, many students both young and not-so-young.

Simon is the one you’ll find behind all the many emails and occasionally you’ll see him at the studios too (hiding in the office!).