Harris Academies
All Academies in our Federation aim to transform the lives of the students they serve by bringing about rapid improvement in examination results, personal development and aspiration.

Dance

At Harris Primary Academy Peckham Park we have an experienced dance teacher who comes in to teach twice a week. Isla Jane Selley teaches the children exciting new dances and techniques. Isla also assists in the production of dance performances performed by the children for various events.

 Isla Jane Selley BA-PGCE-ISTD

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Isla has worked among Directors, Choreographers and Producers in the industry for  many years. She has Performed and Choreographed Music Videos sponsored by  Addidas  and Vevo Music channel, as well as a Choreographer and backing dancer on Pop Girl TV (Sky channel).  She also was Dance Captain, Soloist Dancer and Choreographer for a Dance Performance at The Royal Albert Hall in front of Our Majesty.

Alongside this she has worked with the BBC on numerous occasions in BBC’s “Casualty” and Warner Bros films including “Harry Potter,  The Boat that Rocked,” and many more. 

She has built up a network of contacts within the industry in Dance and Acting over the years, and still performs in the industry itself now. Her knowledge is extensive and current. This is always passed on to aiding her student’s achieve there dreams and build their confidence in all styles of Dance, Acting, Singing and Musical Theatre.

She choreographs shows and Videos around Europe and London regularly. She also teaches Freelance at Performing arts schools, such as the well known Brit school and many more Vocational and Professional Schools.

Isla has trained at Brit School 4 years and Italia Conti 3 years. She holds a BA in professional practice in the Performing Arts, PGCE, and ISTD Qualifications in Modern, Tap and Ballet with DDI & DDE’S teaching up to Advanced levels. She puts her students in for exams regularly achieving Fantastic Marks in Modern, Tap, Street Dance and Ballet.

She is an Associate Street Dance teacher (only 4 in Uk) with  the ISTD,  allowing  students to be put in for exams and gain medals in Street dance. Isla also works with Street dance troupe’s having a troupe of her own named “Boom Dance Crew.”