Sparkle Principal, Jane Chinery

Dancing from a young age, Jane has always enjoyed every aspect of dance and performing. Learning from some of the best teachers in Essex and the South East, Jane went on to complete a Performing Arts diploma before taking her teachers exams with the B.A.T.D (British Association of Teachers of Dancing). Whilst completing a career in Training & Development and Team Management at John Lewis, Jane always taught classes as a part time passion.

After working for 7 years at John Lewis Jane then took steps to change career and worked for Virgin Active for several years as a fitness instructor and later Regional Trainer where she grew with the role expanding to train instructors in workshops and conventions across the UK and Europe.

Sparkle was born in 2009 when after years of teaching for other Schools and instructors, Jane felt it was time to launch her own school. Jane is absolutely passionate about her work with the children at Sparkle and is most at home with her ipod, a pair of tap shoes and a room full of children!

Alongside Sparkle Jane proudly runs a Young Yoga certification for school teachers and instructors as well as regularly writing articles in national fitness magazine publications. She was very proud to have performed at the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics as a dancer too.

Jane encourages and enjoys the family atmosphere that the Sparkle children and their parents create, with her own young son affectionately known as 'Charlie Sparkle', a nickname he will dread by the time he's 18!