Alicia is welcomed back to the Dance Department – as a teacher!
We are delighted to welcome Alicia Booth, a former student, to teach in our Dance Department until Mrs Fox returns from her maternity leave after half term. Alicia was a highly respected student and achieved an ‘A’ grade in her A-level Dance. She left Richmond School and Sixth Form College in 2019, to take up an unconditional offer to study contemporary dance at Middlesex University. It has come as no surprise to hear that she graduated from her BA Dance Practices degree last summer with a First Class Honours.
Alicia has been dancing since she was seven at Richmond’s Rhythm and Shoes Dance Company, studying modern, tap, street and freestyle disciplines. She has always been a dedicated student and took part in many of the school and college’s dance showcases and performances.
Alicia said: “I really enjoyed my course at Middlesex, in spite of having around a year of online teaching due to Covid. I learnt a lot of techniques, specifically Graham and Humphrey. Since graduating, I have helped the Rhythm and Shoes Dance Company with their summer showcase and have also been working on dance photography. I was thrilled to be offered the Dance cover teaching role until the February half term and it’s a wonderful opportunity to give something back to the school and college.”
Jenna Potter, Headteacher, said: “We are so thrilled to welcome Alicia back in a teaching capacity. She has settled in incredibly quickly and is using her dance expertise and experiences at university in her lessons. She is a natural teacher and has developed a great rapport with the students.”