Website Logo
Ballet is like dreaming on your feet.
About us

Being a former dancer, classical dancer, it informed me as a human being just in terms of the grace I guess. Ballet is a very graceful form of art. You also become very aware of your body and your mind and your body is working in conjunction. That kind of helps you in acting as well. It is not only using your mind, it is like making your own mind communicate this character into your body so that you can bring it to life and physicalize it.

Meet The Team




Cara began dancing at a very young age taking part in ballet, tap, modern jazz, street dance, lyrical and musical theatre lessons throughout all of her childhood. She went on to study Sport at college alongside doing her teacher training within dance. Cara then went on to study musical theatre and dance at a full time professional college, alongside teaching dance at the weekend. After having to pull out of college with a serious injury she decided being a professional performer wasn’t for her as she LOVED every second of teaching, so focussed all of her time on gaining 10 teaching qualifications within the IDTA.

Alongside teaching for nearly half of her life, Cara has also taken part in many amateur dramatic companies performing in musicals, worked for professional dance companies in shows and events and completed many training courses including physical literacy, nutrition, Zumba, exercise to music, and smoking cessation. She has a background of working with families and children in helping them live a healthier lifestyle as part of a Derby County Community Trust program and continues to work with DCCT delivering sessions for different programs they run.

14 years of teaching dance has given Cara lots of experience in working with a wide variety of children, including those with behavioural and learning difficulties. She has worked in many primary and secondary schools across Derby and Nottingham and continues to do so with pride. A fact about Cara: Alongside running The One School of Dance, she is a mummy to two small children (so please be patient with her).

Cara Gunter




Alannah has danced since the age of 2 taking part in Ballet, Tap, Modern jazz, Street Dance and Musical Theatre lessons. She has taken part in dance shows and performances nationwide including the Royal Albert Hall, Saddler’s wells and Disneyland Paris. Alannah has been teaching at The One School of Dance since the day it opened in 2015 both for the community classes and the school workshops, she also has other experience as she has taught for a Theatre school for the last 6 years in Derby and Nottingham.

Alannah has taken exams up to a very high level under the International Dance Teachers Association, and although she already holds a few teaching qualifications, she continues to train to take further exams. Alannah really enjoys her job as she loves to see children’s skills and confidence progress. She is looking forward to seeing many students graduate from her classes with the skills and knowledge they have received from her tuition.

Alannah Hind




Bethany started dancing at the age of 3 and took musical theatre classes from the age of 12. She taught junior ballet, tap, modern and street dance for a year at a local dance school, which she also attended for 15 years of her own training

After gaining a Distinction Grade Foundation Degree in Commercial Dance at LIPA she went on to study theatre arts in London. She gained a First Class BA Honours Degree in Theatre Dance from London Studio Centre, specialising in Musical Theatre in her third year. Bethany now teaches several disciplines at multiple dance schools in Derby and is excited to be part of the team at The One School of Dance!

Bethany Neville



Assistant Teacher
Aimee Murden