Sonny has been teaching dance consistently for over a decade. His disciplines are jazz dance technique, musical theatre and specialises in teaching Matt Mattox based Isolation technique which he studied for 3 years whilst training at college. 

Currently he teaches at Arts Ed School of Musical Theatre, has been teaching for over 13 years at the Sylvia Young Theatre School and has also taught for the Royal Academy of Dance for over 10 years. Over the years at RAD, he has taught for their Dance School and for courses and workshops both in London and Internationally. For 8 years, Sonny was Senior Company Leader of the RAD Jazz Company at Step Into Dance which he trained weekly and choreographed for their performances at various London theatres.

 

For three years, Sonny joined the resident jazz faculty at Emil Dale Academy - teaching students on the BA (Hons) Degree course, Gap year Foundation and BTEC courses. In the past, he has taught at establishments such as Young Dancers Academy (YDA), The Place, Hurtwood House and has taught Internationally such as Singapore, Dubai, Luxembourg...

Sonny is an extremely passionate and committed teacher, and it is evident in his work that he loves nurturing and developing the talent in his students. He has high standards and expectations from his students, which encourages them to push their boundaries and always work to their full potential. Sonny’s classes are physically demanding and technically challenging but always suitable for the group he is teaching. Sonny has a reputation for providing the highest level of training to hundreds of students - most of which have gone on to have successful and varied careers within the industry.

Student credits include:

(London West End and UK/ International tours)

 

Annie

Back to the Future

Billy Elliott

The Bodyguard

The Book of Mormon

Bugsy Malone

Cabaret

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

The Drifters Girl

Elf the Musical

Fiddler on the Roof

Five Guys Named Moe

Frozen

Grease The Musical

Gypsy

Hairspray

I Can’t Sing

Jersey Boys

& Juliet

Kinky Boots

Les Misérables

The Lion King

Little Shop of Horrors 

Mamma Mia!

Mamma Mia! The Party

Mary Poppins

Matilda

Motown: The Musical

Oliver!

Ruthless!

School of Rock

Shrek The Musical

Six

The Sound of Music

Thriller

Wicked

Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts

Laine Theatre Arts

Masters Performing Arts

Millennium Performing Arts

Mountview

Performers College

Sylvia Young Theatre School

Tring Park School for Performing Arts

Trinity Laban

Urdang Academy

Students have gained placements and awarded scholarships at prestigious establishments such as:

 

Addict Dance Academy

The Alvin Ailey School (New York) 

AMDA (Los Angeles)

Arts Ed

Bird College

The BRIT School

D&B Academy of Performing Arts

Emil Dale Academy

Guildford School of Acting

Hurtwood House