Our Teachers

All Teachers hold a current DBS Check

Natalie Randhawa, Principal – ISTD DDE, AIDTA

Natalie started dancing at the age of 3 studying Ballet, her love for dance and performing quickly grew and she added Tap, Modern, Jazz and Musical Theatre to her weekly classes. She has performed in many shows and dance festivals dancing at several London theatres including The Royal Albert Hall, Sadler’s Wells, Her Majesty’s and The Peacock Theatre. At the age of 9 Natalie won her first All England Dance competition in the Song and Dance category.

At 16 Natalie gained a scholarship and went on to train at Tiffany Theatre College for 3 years graduating in 2007.

Natalie went on to dance professionally all over the UK and abroad, she has performed in Music videos, fashion shows, Pantomime, Film and adverts working for brands such as Adidas, Kingfisher and Sony records. Natalie has coached workshops for GCSE and A-Level students in different styles of dance and also choreographed for many Dance shows, and dance competitions for students from the ages of 3 to Adults.

Natalie holds teaching qualifications with the I.D.T.A and the I.S.T.D examining boards and has 100% pass rate with all students she has entered for their exams.
After working professionally and teaching for others Natalie opened Teddington Dance Studio in September 2012 with 8 students, in 2018 the school now has over 170 pupils.
Natalie is Married to Chris and they have a little girl.

Krystina Westall, Head of Drama  – ISTD DDE

Krystina trained at Bodywork Company Dance Studios in Cambridge, where she gained a Professional Diploma in Musical Theatre. Krystina has worked for various touring theatre productions as well as working professionally on stage and screen. She has been involved in writing projects and plays at The Old Vic Workrooms, The Drayton Arms Theatre, Barons Court Theatre and The Poor School. Krystina is part of Home Studio London based in Finsbury Park where she is part of an international community of actors, devising and performing work as well as being part of the continual study of acting.
Krystina has been teaching for over a decade in various Performing Arts schools across London and during this time has supported students auditioning for some of the top vocational schools in the country, including Arts Ed, The Brit School and RADA. She teaches 1:1 LAMDA as well as junior and senior drama classes in North London.
Krystina originally came to TDS to cover Natalie's maternity in March 2016. As a much loved member of the team she now teaches Pre-School, Primary, Junior and Senior dance students all the way up to the Adult Tappers.
Krystina now runs the Drama section of TDS teaching all of the LAMDA Drama classes.

Chris Bolingbroke, Head of Acro – Level 3 REPs AAC1

Chris trained at Tiffany Theatre College studying, Dance, Drama and Musical Theatre.
Chris has worked successfully in the industry for over a decade, still to this day working as a commercial actor and model, Chris has fronted numerous World Wide campaigns for the industries biggest names. Jaguar, HTC, Samsung, Diesel Jeans, GQ magazine, Tom Tom, Hershey’s, RIbena and Hungry house are a selection of the work he has done.
Chris is a fully qualified Personal Trainer (https://www.theteddingtontrainer.com) and Tennis coach. He teaches all aspects of Fitness including Pilates, Yoga, Body Conditioning and Kick Boxing.
Chris is also an Acrobatics Arts coach and joined the TDS team in September 2016 to teach the Acro classes.

Rachel Jordan-Dewhurst, Drama Coach

Rachel trained at RADA in London where she completed her Acting Foundation course gaining knowledge and experience from the best in the industry. Rachel has received world class training in a variety of acting techniques including Meisner and Stanaslavski. Rachel is also a member of National Youth Theatre which is highly competitive and provides her with access to a wide contemporary knowledge base. She is currently working in the industry both with scripts as well as developing new and upcoming plays. Rachel has been performed in a variety of theatres for 10years and performed many times in the International Youth Arts Festival. Rachel has been assisting and teaching for 5 years and been directing since 2015 she also achieved distinction in her own Grade 8/Gold LAMDA. Rachel is an ex-student of Teddington Dance Studio and is delighted to be returning to teach Drama at the school.