Louise Steers

Louise Ringshaw – Principal

A qualified teacher of dance for the Association of American Dancing. Louise passionate about dance in general, but have a particular interest in Ballet, Tap, Modern as my core subjects, also has a RSL level 4 Diploma in teaching Street (through Urban Strides)

Louise believes that dance truly helps the young ones learn and grow into amazing young people, having seen over the years a number of students go through this process it’s amazing to see the result of who and what they learn in taking dance classes at Chameleon Theatre Arts.

Claire West

Elicia-Rose Ringshaw

Has been dancing since 2003, aged 2 and has completed most of her exams in Ballet, Tap and Modern (now Intermediate Ballet/Tap Grades). Elicia has developed her passion for Street dance through Urban Strides as a part of Urban Strides Senior Crew, since joining the crew in 2015 she has now performed infront of over 500,000 people on 2 UK arena tours, Birmingham Resorts world Arena, Sheffield Fly DSA arena, Manchester Arena and London O2 Arena. Elicia is now teaching her own street dance classes, the Elite troupes and Intermediate classes; bringing young and fresh ideas to the school. Elicia also has a part time role as an admin assistant on reception in the Chameleon studio.

Emma Tiffin

Kate Holcombe

Born in South Africa, Kate’s passion for dancing started at age six. She went on to attain her ballet certificates from The Royal Academy of Dance, and completed her tap/modern dance exams from the Association of International Dance. Kate started her professional dance career with Guild Theatre Dance Company as a full time member when she was 18. She performed classical, contemporary, jazz, tap and American dance all over the Eastern Cape of South Africa. She joined Chameleon Theatre Arts shortly after arriving in the UK in 2006 and has been teaching with us since 2018.

Leanne Jackson

Jayne Mason

Miss Jayne has danced since she was 3 years old and has trained in ballet, tap, modern, disco, ballroom and latin American. She is a qualified student teacher with the Association of American Dance having trained with Miss Louise and Miss Claire, and has fond memories of teaching Miss Leanne and Miss Emma as children themselves. Miss Jayne has been lucky enough to dance and compete in London theatres as well as venues across England and internationally as a professional dancer. She has danced at Chameleon Theatre Arts for many years and is excited to have recently returned to teaching where she hopes to encourage others to improve technical abilities and develop performance skills.

Bianca Bennett

Bianca Bennett

A trainee teacher and student of chameleon theatre arts since 1997. Bianca has completed her one year business administration apprenticeship with chameleon theatre arts at the end of 2015. Bianca is training towards completing her AAD teaching qualifications in ballet, tap and modern and is currently teaching primary students classes. With a good knowledge of the background of the school and it’s teaching standards, Bianca is a valued student teacher of the school.

Elicia-Rose Ringshaw

Claire West

Teacher of Chameleon Theatre Arts since 2007. An original student of the Jackie Cox Theatre Arts School and trained with Louise Steers, then returned to complete her teaching exams with the Association of American dancing when Louise took over the school in 2005. Claire teaches Primary and Junior, Adult students in Ballet, Tap, Modern, Musical Theatre and Adults.

Kate Holcombe

Elle Lee

Student with Chameleon since 2008, Elle has completed near all of her Ballet, Tap and Modern examinations and is now completing her major grades. Elle is now bringing a new lease of life to classes with her fresh and new ideas, teaching Primaries and Juniors.

Denise Smith

Denise – Finance Manager

We wanted to introduce to you Denise, so you know who you are dealing with when it comes to finances at Chameleon Theatre Arts.

If you have an issues with payments then please use the contact page, and place in the subject line ‘finance’ and Denise will get back to you.

Denise Smith

Rosa Horrocks

Our newest member of the Chameleon Dream team is our Saturday receptionist Rosa. Rosa has been dancing with Chameleon since 2016 but has danced with the AAD since she was 2 years old.

Rosa takes payments on our desk, welcomes our new students and helps with our administration.


Student Teachers

Elle Lee

Tara King

Miss Tara has danced since she was 2 years old performing in many competitions and shows across the country. She has a strong passion for all genres of dance and feels it is an excellent way to develop social skills and self-confidence. She joined chameleon theatre arts in 2011 and was the winner of the modern award 2013 and best overall dancer award in 2015. Tara currently assists the junior classes on a Saturday and hopes to complete her exams and teacher training with the Chameleon Theatre Arts.

Natasha Hildrew

Natasha Hildrew

Has a flare for Musical Theatre and has been dancing with the school since the age of 5. Winner of the Bernard Ringshaw Award 2013, best overall dancer. She has worked as an actor for several seasons with Nevendon Manor Events. Natasha is now a Primary, Junior and Intermediate Assistant.


Assistant Helpers

At Chameleon we have a group of select students that volunteer themselves to help in our Junior and Primary classes; expanding their dance knowledge and teaching experience which in turn improves thrown technique and dance/teaching ability, as some will go on to be teachers within our school.

Madison Ringshaw Steers

Bella Lugmayer

Courtney Drew

Courtney Drew

Holly Billton

Holly Billton

Olivia O'Donoghue

Caitlin Mantle

Olivia O'Connell

Olivia O’Connell

Rileigh Marvell

Rileigh Marvell

Caitlin Mantle

Olivia O’Donoghue

India Robson

India Robson