About DN Theatre

Our story begins back in 2010 when professional Dancer, Nicky Bleakley, founded a well known Edinburgh dance school called DN Dance.

Many of Nicky’s students had a desire to learn a wider range of performance skills required for musical theatre stage shows to compliment their regular dance classes. So Nicky brought on board a team of bright young drama and singing teachers and DN Theatre was born. We now teach hundreds of children, young people and adults in dance and drama classes across Edinburgh each week. 

About DN Theatre

Our story begins back in 2010 when professional Dancer, Nicky Bleakley, founded a well known Edinburgh dance school called DN Dance.

Many of Nicky’s students had a desire to learn a wider range of performance skills required for musical theatre stage shows to compliment their regular dance classes. So Nicky brought on board a team of bright young drama and singing teachers and DN Theatre was born. We now teach hundreds of children, young people and adults in dance and drama classes across Edinburgh each week.

Amazing Teachers

Nicky is a professional dancer with years of experience performing in shows on the big stage. Through our sister company DN Dance, we have an array of fantastic dance teachers and we have brought on board a team of brilliant drama and singing teachers who are experienced, knowledgeable and truly enthusiastic in their fields. 

Our Principals & Teachers

Nicky Bleakley

Owner and School Principal

Lindsay Bleakley

Accounts & Customer Support

Hannah Cumming

Following her graduation from Queen Margaret University with a BA Honours degree in Drama and Performance, Hannah spent a year working with the Scottish Youth Theatre Ensemble and also spent a month in Ghana studying traditional West African drumming, singing and dance.

Hannah draws on her background to help DN Academies students develop their skills, with her experience ranging from Shakespeare, musical and contemporary theatre through to opera, blues and jazz.

Her energy and love for performance are infectious and sure to inspire a new generation!

Morgan Gilday

After completing a diploma in Musical Theatre, Morgan trained at The Academy of Contemporary Music in Guildford, gaining a BMus Degree in professional music performance, specialising in vocals.

Since graduating she has performed both in a band and as a soloist across the UK, Europe and the USA. Alongside performing she has worked as a singing teacher and has run choirs for many years, working to develop her skills as a teacher and artist.

Morgan is dedicated to delivering exciting, challenging lessons which help young people to develop their voices, gain confidence and realise their true creative potential.

Megan

Megan Crews

As a student at the Forefront Stage School and Monument Dance Centre, Megan trained in ISTD ballet, tap, modern and jazz, contemporary dance and hip hop.

Megan achieved her SQA Higher Dance and Level 2 SCQF Dance Leadership course, and has continued her studies at the University of Edinburgh, with the desire to help give students the best experience and tuition possible.

Megan is a regular competitor in dance competitions – she’s a welcoming, enthusiastic and supportive teacher who is keen to help her students achieve their goals and derive real joy from performing.

SPOTLIGHT

DN Theatre is all about creating opportunities to learn and perform on stage – from our newest students to our most experienced, we work together to create fabulous moments to remember on stage.

SPOTLIGHT is a vital part of that approach – our in-house performance programme gives all DN Theatre Academies students the opportunity to present their classwork and musical development in a real theatre venue twice each year.

Over the course of the weekly academies, our teachers introduce techniques in all genres followed by musical pieces that will be developed and rehearsed to create a show to be proud of – and one that families and friends are all invited to enjoy.

Theatre Information Partner

Founded in 1999 Theatres Online is one of the the UK’s biggest and best dedicated theatre and events website. It has been a source of venue information for theatre goers for almost 20 years, connecting the theatre industry with a mass consumer audience. Edinburgh is home to many world class theatres which are a must visit including The Edinburgh Playhouse, The Festival Theatre and The Kings Theatre. We have partnered with Theatres Online to help expand the platform of awareness for the many wonderful shows and events that happen in Edinburgh Theatres.

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