2017 Alumni


Natasha Arcoleo

Natasha was a student of Tri.Art Dance Academy from the beginning, and was a student of Amy’s for 10 years(!) studying ballet, contemporary, modern and jazz. Natasha has also trained at the Swindon Centre of Advanced Training for many years, furthering her development as a young dancer and working with many professional choreographers and touring companies. She has starred too, in lots of our in house productions, playing the title role in Cinderella, and joining us in various roles in Footloose, Singin’ in the Rain, The Firebird, and West Side Story. In 2013 she was taken on by the Mark Bruce Company as an apprentice dancer and joined them on their UK tour of Dracula. After many successful rounds of audition, and after receiving offers from dance schools including Laban and The Place, Natasha has accepted a place at The Northern School of Contemporary, where she will be studying for 3 years to achieve her BPA (hons) in Contemporary Dance.

In 2013 I was asked to be the apprentice dancer for the Mark Bruce Company’s tour of Dracula. It was an amazing experience, involving eight weeks rehearsal in Frome and Bristol and then six weeks on tour around the UK. I was the understudy for the three vampire brides and I learnt so much from working with such an amazing group of dancers. I now hope to go on to make dancing my full time job. – Natasha


Ellis Dackombe

Ellis Dackcombe was a student of Miss Morgan-Bell’s for over 10 years. He starred in many of our productions, most notably in our ballets as Prince Charming in Cinderella and Prince Ivan in The Firebird, as well as playing the lead role, Don Lockwood in Singing in The Rain and Mr Bumble in Oliver. He has currently attending a three year Musical Theatre course at ArtsEd.






Phoebe Hoyland

Phoebe Hoyland is returning to the Swindon Youth Dance Centre of Excellence for Talented Dancers (following in the footsteps of fellow Tri.Art Students Hannah White and Natasha Arcoleo) for her second year of training, alongside her weekly classes with Tri.Art. Phoebe has danced with Amy for 7 years, studying ballet, tap, modern, jazz and contemporary, and joined Tri.Art when it opened it 2012. Phoebe has starred in many of our in house productions and appeared in her biggest role to date, as the Emerald Fairy in our 2015 production of the Sleeping Beauty.




Chana Joyce

We are delighted for Chana who will be joining Phoebe at Swindon YDA this year, Chana has been dancing with Tri.Art since only 2013 and has come a tremendously long way already on her journey. Chana has appeared in many of our in house productions including Cinderella, Singin in The Rain, The Firebird, Oliver, and West Side Story, and took her first lead role Cinderella’s Prince Charming in 2015, which she performed with much strength and vitality.





Jess Nicholson

Jess has accepted a place on the foundation course at Oxford Drama School, to pursue her dreams of a career in acting. Jess is a much loved member of Tri.Art and has been with us from the start, studying tap, modern and ballet. Jess starred in many of our productions including The Sleeping Beauty where she appeared as the Coral Fairy, and will perhaps be remembered most for bringing much laughter to the stage in her roles as Wicked Stepsister in Cinderella and as the tone-deaf Lina in Singing in the Rain.



Dixie Newman

Dixie is following her dreams of musical theatre and has accepted a place at the very prestigious Royal Central School of Speech and Drama where she will be studying to obtain a BA Hons in Acting (Musical Theatre), after offers from the RADA and Italia Conti. Dixie joined Tri.Art when it opened in 2012 but has been a student of Amy’s for 8+ years in ballet and modern.
Dixie says ”Tri.Art is such a welcoming school, full of diverse talent in the triple threat. The teaching is superb and has really helped me with my confidence in dancing. I certainly have a great grounding before I go to study musical theatre in London in October (2015) and will miss everyone deeply.”



Sarah Wingrove

Sarah was previously a dance instructor for Tri.Arts, teaching Musical Theatre Tap and Ballroom classes as well as assisting in ballet, tap and modern classes. Sarah graduated from Bath Spa University gaining a BA hons in Dance and Drama. After completing her degree Sarah hopes to complete her teacher training to achieve her qualified teacher status in secondary education for dance and drama.

When she isn’t studying or dancing Sarah is often found in front of the camera working as a professional model, in particular in the pinup style. In 2013 Sarah was crowned the official first Miss Pinup UK. Since the competition Sarah has worked professionally with brands such as Deadly is the Female, Lady K Loves and has even been published in Vintage Life Magazine.


Hannah White

After many offers from dance schools, Hannah has accepted a place at London Studio Centre where she will be studying for a diploma in Contemporary and Jazz. Hannah has been a student of Amy’s for over 8 years and was instrumental to the start of Tri.Art where she joined the teaching staff as a Student Teacher. Hannah went on to train at the Swindon YDA alongside her weekly classes in Ballet, Modern and Contemporary at Tri.Art and has worked with many professional artists along the way. In 2013 Hannah became a fully fledged member of the teaching staff and over the last two years has passed on her skills as a commercial jazz dancer to her students. Hannah has also starred in many of our in house productions, playing the title role in The Firebird, and as Velma in West Side Story, as well as performing in Cinderella as the Fairy Godmother, and making appearances in Singing in the Rain, The Yorke Dance Project at Sadlers Wells and many more.