The Myra Tiffin Performing Arts School based in Milton Keynes is known for its outstanding standard, notable professional practice and welcoming professional environment. Based in its own studios in Stony Stratford with three large fully equipped dance, music and drama studios. We offer 60+ classes a week for girls and boys 3-18years who want to learn to enjoy dance, singing, drama, acrobatics and aerial arts. We have classes suitable for performers who choose to perform recreationally a well as those who want to pursue a vocational career with our developmental elite programmes.
On-site with our young performers agency Tiffin Management we are able to offer added performance opportunities in Theatre, TV and Film as well as accredited dance exams and as unforgettable memories and friendships.
The school was the first approved Dance Centre for the ISTD in Buckinghamshire and has an ISTD teacher training course offering the Diploma in Dance Instruction. We are a recognised school and accredited by the Council for Dance Education and Training.
Our ten faculty members are leaders in their personal fields and some known worldwide for their skills. We are very honoured to have such a prestigious team working to provide the best performing arts training for our aspiring pupils.
Founder and Principal
Myra trained at Bush Davies full-time for four years becoming head-girl for her final two years. Myra graduated with advanced exam success in ballet, tap and modern all with distinctions. Myra went straight into work at Oxford in panto and continued in the business dancing with Dougie Squires Second Generation and other dance groups appearing with Les Dawson, Roy Castle and John Inman. Myra was dance captain for the UK tour of The New Rupert Show. On retiring from show business Myra started teaching passing with distinction her teaching qualifications in modern and tap with the ISTD becoming a Fellow of the society and examiner for modern and tap. Myra is also an examiner and approved tutor for the ISTD, DDI and DDE qualifications. Myra was Chairman of the ISTD modern faculty for over 6 years and continues to travel widely around the world examining. Myra has also taught full-time students at vocational colleges and taking guest lectures in many venues in the UK.
Miss Abi trained at Premiere Dance and Jason Theatre School from the age of 5. After completing a Btec 1st and Btec National in Dance and A Level Drama she went on to study at The Centre Performing Arts College for 3 years in Teaching Studies and Performance. Miss Abi graduated with ISTD DDI and DDE Qualifications in Modern, Tap and Ballet.
Miss Abi has taught in various dance schools based in Hertfordshire and Essex and at The Centre Performing Arts College.
Natalie graduated from London Studio Centre with a BA Hons in Theatre dance and continued her career performing in London's Westend and on world cruises. Natalie gained her Post Graduate Diploma in education at Reading University and has since been teaching at Northampton College. Natalie is a specialist in Estill Voice Training.
British Gymnastics level 3 WA
British Gymnastics level 3 Pre-school
British Gymnastics Area Judge
First Aid qualified
Donna is one of the directors of Arabian Gymnastics MK which is based in Bletchley Leisure centre. Donna has worked intensively in sport and gymnastics as well as volunteering in Sri Lanka with children and victims of the Tsunami.
Acting coach- BA Hons
Shelly has an extended career in both stage and film acting.
Shelly is head of speech and drama at Bedford Modern School and will be entering our pupils in LAMDA exams.
Influenced by her time living in NYC, Rosina's work is fresh, current and unique. She has an infectious personality which drives and inspires all dancers and creatives that she works with
Rosina works with elite young dancers, and is passionate about advancing technique here in the UK. She recently returned from Los Angeles where she worked with Krista Miller and Sophia Lucia. Her first publication Pirouette Surgery® was published December 2016. Enhancing dance technique is her passion and her future projects will aim to enhance how dance is taught.
Rosina's work exudes originality and is internationally in demand. Rosina teaches at a range of schools and vocational colleges and teaches the children at MTPAS their professional level classes. She works closely alongside Myra with many of the schools projects. In 2010 she established Tiffin Management and represents 25 pupils who have successfully auditioned for West End, UK tours and TV work. Rosina and Sam also teach the professional extension program and performance team on Saturdays. Rosina was recently seen as a guest choreographer on the hit show ‘Dance Mums with Jennifer Ellison’. www.rosinaandrews.co.uk
Qualifed Exersise professional with a background in dance, Samuel Downing Personal Trainer is passionate about athletism connected to artistry, Sam's methods are safe and proven to help create champion dancers with long careers. Samuel currently tours the World with Rosina; offering dancer conditioning group sessions, one to one sessions for dancers and non-dancers and group exersise classes.
Ana studied a BA in acting, after graduating from East 15 she has featured in various short films, Idents , adverts and her experience in martial arts gained her a lead role in the feature film ‘warrior sisters’ in 2004. Most recently Ana co-devised the piece of Paper Dolls with the company a Cat and Mouse Act for the Camden fringe festival 2014. Ana is involved with the Milton Keynes Film Network and has produced and directed several short films some of which feature MTPAS pupils!
Dan joins our team as our resident HipHop teacher. He is a well known dancer and his crew, Cartel, launched to fame on Britains Got Talent. Dan has also appeared on BGT with the dance crew Empire led by the iconic Rycardo Gomez. He teaches all over the country and we are honoured to have him as part of our team,
Miss Inma has a Diploma in Classical Ballet from the Professional Conservatory of Dance of Valencia, Spain and her ISTD teaching ballet teaching qualifications.