Please feel free to read about our teachers' professional biography within the industry.



Mrs Laura Wan-Bennett - Principal & Ballet teacher





Laura Wan Studied at Middlesex University and graduated with a Ba Hons in Performing Arts specialising in Dance. Afterwards, she continued to study at London Studio Centre for 2 years to gain a diploma in Musical Theatre.

After many years of professional work which includes Top of the Pops, backing dancer for Madonna, The Brit Awards and Royal Variety Performance with Gwen Stefani, small acting roles in The Bill and Holby City. As well as commercial modelling for HSBC and Corporate industries for Insurance,Medicine and Nokia.

She studied at The Centre to qualify for her DDI teaching qualification and then at Dennard Theatre Arts for her DDE teaching qualification in Imperial Ballet. Whilst working professionally, Laura taught at various different dancing schools before opening Studio 88 School of Performing Arts in 2006.

She hopes to instil a passion of dance to all Studio 88 pupils in hope that it will enhance their life skills and create an intelligent dancer.

Studio 88 Bromley Team



Miss Aliye Nafi - Tap and Modern Teacher


Aliye started dancing at the age of 8 at the Italia Conti Associate School in Chislehurst. At the age of 16 she started at the Italia Conti Academy in London on half a scholarship for 3 years. She graduated with a Trinity College Diploma in Musical Theatre. She continued her training at the Italia Conti Arts Centre in Guildford, graduating again with ISTD Teaching qualifications in Tap, Modern, and Imperial Ballet. 
Her credits include: two Harry Potter films, Cinderella Panto at the Greenwich theatre,  music video. A summer season as a resident dancer at Fantasy Island in Skegness, four seasons of touring with Chaplins Pantomimes, most recently as Wishee Washee in Aladdin. A Volunteer as a dancer in the closing ceremony in the London 2012 Olympic Games, and a Homie Honey dancer in the My Aerial Home Christmas Show


            Miss Amy Gallagher - Lower school Teacher





Amy has been with Studio 88 since she was 8 years old where she developed a true love of dance and has danced in every Studio 88 Show. Amy has performed in Cinderella panto at the Stag Theatre and is currently studying at The Centre Performing Arts College to get a Diploma in Dance Performance. She has been Assisting and Teaching for Studio 88 since she was 16. 


                                    Studio 88 Balham Team


             Miss Saffron Armstrong - Ballet, Tap & Modern teacher




Saffron has trained at Bird College in London and received a degree in Musical Theatre. Whilst in training Saffron qualified as an DDI ISTD Tap & Modern teacher.

She has been teaching children from 2.5yrs and upwards for 2yrs and is excited to be part of Studio 88 school and team.




                          Miss Katie Wells - Lower school Teacher




Katie has been with Studio 88 since she was 10 years old where she developed a keen interest in performance but specifically in Acting. Katie has worked two contracts in the Character and Parade Department at Disneyland Paris and is currently studying with Fourth Monkey Theatre Company on their 2 Year Repertory Actor Training course. She has been Assisting and Teaching for Studio 88 since she was 18.