Mrs Leigh D.A. Bushnell
Our founder and Principal
- F.I.S.T.D. I.B.B. M.T.B.
- Life member of the R.A.D. (Royal Academy of Dance)
- Teaching member of The British Arts
Miss Leigh began ballet classes at the age of six in Southampton and progressed into full time training at the Bush Davies School graduating from Laine Theatre Arts with teaching qualifications with Distinction.
She opened our school in January 1978 with just 20 pupils and quickly established the Mandaleigh School as a popular choice of dance school.
Miss Leigh was, for many years, a ballet examiner for the I.S.T.D., travelling to schools throughout the UK and Republic of Ireland. She retired in 1999 to bring up her daughter Alessandra-Rose.
Over the years, Miss Leigh has coached numerous girls and boys through examinations and successful auditions.