Sonya Nichols

Sonya Nichols - Principal

DipRBS(TTC) BscHons AISTDCertEd RADrts

Teaching Ballet, Modern, Tap & Jazz and the NSD Elites.

Sonya is a graduate from the Royal Ballet upper School and whilst there she won the coveted Ursula Moreton Choreographic Award. She co-founded Surrey Youth Ballet in 2004 and enjoys choreographing the main ballets.

Sonya has been teaching at NSD for 18 years.

Sonya is also a registered children's nurse and practising health visitor. She enjoys the varied roles and is just completing an MSc.

Sonya welcomes new students and thinks dance should be fun but that children should strive to reach their full potential.

Lauren Holmes - Teacher

Graduate from the The Royal Academy of Dance.

Lauren is also a qualified teacher with the ISTD and teachers modern dance syllabus.

Montanna Springer

Montanna Springer - Student Teacher 

Montanna has been training with Nichols School of Dance since she was 3 years old. She is now working towards her RAD Advanced 2 Ballet Exam and her teaching qualifications.

Montanna was a finalist in the ISTD Janet Cram Awards 2010 and was awarded the class prize in her heat. She also took part in the finals of the RAD South East Awards day in 2013.

She has since then performed the leading role in the last two productions of Surrey Youth Ballet and in 2014 was awarded a half scholarship into the English Youth Ballet company, performing in Swan Lake alongside professional ballet dancers.

She is also a Qualified level 1 gymnastics coach and teaches her own acrobatic dance class on Saturday mornings. She has a passion for dancing and teaching and loves to pass on what she has learnt to younger students.

Rebecca Morgan - Pianist

Graduate of Guildhall School of Music


Nichols School of Dance


St Marys Church Hall
Church Street  

Walton on Thames

KT12 2QS


Addlestone Community Centre

Garfield Road



KT15 2NJ





Next Term Commences  Monday 17th April 

Dance is Life

Coming Up


Surrey Youth Ballet Auditions Sunday 21st May 2017

NSD Show - Saturday 17th June



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