Meet The Team2019-03-25T12:01:55+00:00
JAMIE
JAMIEOwner and Founder of JAMZ dance

Jamie Beirne founded JAMZdance in September 2012 after travelling the world, following her graduation from Roehampton University in Sport Psychology. It was the course that inspired Jamie to create the company as she learned through her final dissertation how important sport and dance could be in the development of a person (whatever the age or ability). The course gave Jamie an understanding of the significance of wellbeing and how a good mental wellbeing helps to improve ones self in all aspects of their life.

The ethos of JAMZ dance is to ‘love life’ and Jamie’s main aim is to portray this through all JAMZ dance classes and ensure everyone is happy and enjoying themselves. A key emphasis Jamie likes to focus on is building confidence and the satisfaction gained from improving ones wellbeing. Seeing others grow as a person has proved to be priceless and continues to motivate Jamie.

Since 2012 JAMZ dance has grown from strength to strength and now works with over 350 toddlers, children and adults within the local community.

Our Valuable Team Members

Chenille Thyme
Chenille Thyme
Chen started teaching at JAMZ dance July 2014. Chenny currently teaches Streetdance(Jamz), Musical Theatre(Stagekidz), Toddlers Music and Movement (Jambops) and does the Jamz and Jambops parties for JAMZdance. She is also trained in styles such as Ballet, Modern, Tap and Acro and choreographs for Titchfield Festival Theatre. Chen is a qualified Acrobatic Arts teacher and will have a Diploma in Dance Education (DDE) in both Imperial Classical Ballet and Modern Theatre by September 2019. She is training towards her Advanced 1 Ballet and Advanced 2 Modern. “Teaching dance is my passion- whatever the style, age group, ability- my students never fail to make me smile, they always make me proud and I always learn something new from them! My job is to make people smile and build their confidence through the art of dance, how could you not love doing that?!”
Leila Hyde
Leila Hyde
Leila has been teaching for Jamz Dance since April 2018 and is delighted to be part of such a lovely organisation. Leila teaches Jamz Streetdance at a number of schools as well as teaching Musical Theatre during the holidays at StageKidz. Leila is enthusiastic, bubbly and a little bit loopy and loves working with children and young people – encouraging them to step out of their comfort zones and realise the potential they have inside them. “Seeing a child realise their capability is the greatest – especially when they didn’t believe they could do It initially”. Leila has a degree in Dance and Culture, which included a year working within the industry, a BTEC National Diploma in Performing Arts where she achieved 3 Distinctions, Grade 3 Ballet (BA) and Grade 4 Ballet (ISTD). Leila also worked as a Singer and Dancer overseas for Thomas Cook for 2 years. Leila sings regularly with a local band and loves that she has the opportunity to use her singing within Jamz too! 😊