Teaching Faculty

Laura Sayer BA(Hons), LRAD, ARAD, RAD RTS, BATD Assc

Laura began her training at Richmond Dance Centre up until the age of 18. Alongside this she received professional dance training with the Urdang Academy Associates in London for 3 years.

During this time Laura also danced with the Yorkshire Youth Dance Theatre, English Youth Ballet and came runner up in the BATD ballet scholarships.

At 18, Laura moved to London to study at the Royal Academy of Dance headquarters. After 3 years of training, Laura graduated with a 1st Class Honours degree in Ballet Education, gaining her RAD registered teachers status, as well as her LRAD and ARAD qualifications.

After teaching in and around London for several years Laura moved to the USA to teach and dance professionally. Laura was lucky enough to perform both soloist and principal roles as a guest artist for the Charlotte Youth Ballet. Performing classic and new roles with dancers of the Balleteatro Nacional de Puerto Rico, in well known ballets such as The Nutcracker and Snow White. During her time the USA she also danced with the contemporary dance company Martha Connerton/Kinetic Works, touring both North and South Carolina.

After 2 years in the USA, Laura decided to move to Australia. Here she was fortunate enough to dance and teach throughout New South Wales and Queensland. Since returning from Australia, Laura has been teaching private lessons and exam coaching for students at Richmond Dance Centre, both in the studio and on zoom.

As the new owner of Richmond Dance Centre, Laura is looking forward to inspiring the next generation with her love of all things dance!

Natalie Normanton (Mundell) BATD Assc

Natalie started training at Richmond Dance Centre at the age of 3 years old. During her training she was selected to attend BATD scholarship seminars, achieving much success. By 17, Natalie had qualified as a teacher with the BATD in both Ballet and Stage.

Natalie has always been a part of Richmond Dance Centre as the daughter of co-founder, Maureen Mundell. 

After several years of living abroard, Natalie returned and took up a teaching position at the school in 2009. She also took on an administrative role at the school during 2012-2017.

Natalie is now back teaching on a regular basis. With her passion being all things tap, Natalie will be teaching the BATD Tap and Stage examination work.

When she isn’t teaching at the Dance Centre, Natalie can be found running her business The Farmers Arms pub in Scorton.

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