Wimbledon Village
School of Ballet

Our staff

Fiona Keeble, AISTD Dip., CDE, DDE
Principal

Fiona started her dance training at the Laine Theatre Arts, Epsom, completing her studies at The Hammond school, Chester, with a diploma in teaching. She reached Advanced level in ballet, modern and tap dance. After 10 years of professional dancing around the world, Fiona settled in Northern Italy where she spent 6 years teaching dance at the Marisa Faccio School, Ventimiglia.

In 1996 Fiona returned to Britain to marry her husband John and have daughter Jessica and son James. She continued teaching ballet, tap and modern at the Margaret Dixon school of dance, Sutton. In 2002 she met Vernie Stilwell and has been happily teaching at the Wimbledon Village School of Ballet ever since. When Vernie decided to retire in December 2007 Fiona joined Michelle Townsend in partnership. Fiona continues to run the Ballet School after Michelle's retirement in 2013.

Serena Hordon, AISTD Dip., CDE, DDE, AITDA
Ballet Teacher

Serena was born in Yorkshire and moved to London after dancing professionally in Europe and England working in theatre, film and television. She has her Advanced Ballet and Modern certificates and holds her ISTD DDE teaching diplomas in these disciplines. She is also qualified in RAD and IDTA.

Having taught for over 20 years, she has choreographed and created shows for children at Kings College, Epsom Theatre, Kingston College and Surbiton Assembly Rooms, raising money for Anthony Nolan Trust and the Born Too Soon Campaign. She has taught students who have progressed to full time dance college.

Serena is enjoying teaching at Wimbledon Village Ballet School.

Victoria Butcher - Assistant Teacher

Victoria trained at London College of Dance gaining a BA (Hons) in Dance. On graduation she won the Pamela Wray Award for Choreography. She continued her training at London Studio Centre specialising in ballet and contemporary dance.

After touring and working with various contemporary dance choreographers, Victoria took a few years out to bring up her two children, Rosanna and Thomas. On returning to dance, Victoria has moved towards teaching and is very happy at the Wimbledon Village School of Ballet. She is also a qualified Pilates teacher, is an affiliated member of the ISTD and currently studying for ballet teaching qualifications with the RAD.