MEET THE
TEAM

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DANIELLE LOOKER

Principal and Owner

Danielle started performing from the age of 3 and has not stopped since. Danielle was introduced to the competition world at a young age winning many national and international titles in Dance, gymnastics and cheerleading along with playing Piano since she was 6 years old. 

 

Danielle later studied Dance & Performing arts in Merseyside securing a distinction in her National BTEC diploma then moved to Newcastle to graduate with a BA HONs Degree.

In 2012 Danielle moved to London to further her studies and professional career. 

 

Danielle is a highly experienced and qualified teacher in ABRSM piano and singing, IDTA Dance and ACROTRIX Gymnastics and Cheerleading. Danielle has a 100% exam pass rate and with OSPA has 5 years successfully competing, winning and placing in competition throughout the UK. Danielle wants to give her OSPA students all the opportunities and performance experience she can, to help progress her students love and passion for performing arts.

 

Danielle’s professional credits range from TV, Film and Theatre as a professional dancer and singer.

 

Music videos: Jessie J, Alesha Dixon, JLS, Olly Murs, Selena Gomez, Craig David. 

 

FILM: Street Dance 1 & 2, Fast Girls, St Trinians, Bridget Jones Diary, Johnny English.

 

TV: X-Factor, 24, Keith Lemmon Sketch, BBC 1 XTRA, Sherlock, Soccer AM, Channel 4, Britains got talent. 

 

Danielle was lead singer of MTV unsigned & UK unsigned winners GB13 until 2017 and now proudly performs and writes with London R&B Duo Velvet Fire along side OSPA and Music teaching for William Tyndale Primary School. 

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NICK CROWLEY

Ballet & Gymnastics Teacher

Nick’s dance training started as a very young boy. Not wanting to miss out on the opportunities given to his older sister, he demanded that he should also be taken to ballet class! His love of dance and performing arts then grew into his teenage years, inspired by watching and performing in musicals and dancing multiple times with the National English Youth Ballet. At 18, Nick got a scholarship to train in Musical Theatre at the Urdang Academy, where he studied in London. Since then, Nick has been performing as well as teaching, with some highlights including touring China, performing at the O2 Arena, Pantomimes, dancing with Jason Gardner for ITV and even a short time in a pop group with a song in the top 100! Now teaching, Nick is keen to pass on the physical skills, artistic insight, and opportunities that performing have given him over the years, to the next generation.

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JAMIE BAKER

Street Dance and Gymnastics Assistant

Jamie has been with OSPA since it’s opening in late 2014. Before OSPA Jamie was a teen student stuck in a repetitive cycle where he was not encouraged or pushed to continue his path within the arts - at this point it was still a hobby to Jamie and he lacked focus. 

When Jamie joined OSPA as a student, he was encouraged more than he'd ever been to pursue a career in the arts and given the opportunities and knowledge to strive for his dream. 

Fast forward to 2021, Jamie is no longer a student but a qualified IDTA teacher with a University Degree in Diverse Dance Styles. 

Jamie feels proud to be able to teach alongside his mentors and be able to now be that role model for the next generation of OSPA students. 

Along side his teaching and coaching he is a 5 time National Street Dance Champion and continues to perform as a dancer in the industry. 

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MICHELLE HERBERT

Parent Liaison Officer

Michelle is OSPA's Lead safeguarding officer, a qualified TA and first aider. Michelle not only has many years working in Berger Primary School, she is a mum and friend to all, with 3 out of her 4 children attending and graduating OSPA who regularly come to visit and keep in touch with all things OSPA. Michelle has been with OSPA from the start, she always has time for a chat and will help with any queries you have. 

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SUMMER

Street Dance

Summer has always had a passion for dance specifically street since the age of 5. She began her training with Scariofunk Dance Collective gaining her knowledge of urban styles such as house, krump, hip hop, waking, popping, locking and breaking. Aswell as competing in some of the biggest competitions in the UK such as street dance championships and hip hop international.


At the age of 10 Summer decided to branch out her dance knowledge training at J’s Dance Factory alongside Miss Danielle receiving honours in IDTA as well as performing in regular events.


Summer started her journey with OSPA in 2015 when she was offered a year scholarship at the school by Miss Danielle which allowed her to take time to train different styles such as, ballet, singing and gymnastic.

She continued her training and in 2017 joined one of the leading hip hop crews Flawless UK, performing on some of the biggest Stages in the UK including O2 Arena, the main stage at Move It and countless music videos and festivals.
Summer has also recently joined Myself UK one of the leading Female Hip Hop companies.


Alongside her training Summer has also been teaching since 2017 following her passion of mentoring children like she once was. She continues to strive and perform to better herself within the dance industry and she is beyond excited to be officially part of the OSPA team completing her cycle with us.