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Arts1 was founded in 2006 by Principal Rebecca Carrington and Creative Director James Grimsey. Our award winning school is proud to be founded in Milton Keynes and our wonderful team of specialist teachers and coaches nurture the talents of over 500 young people and adults each week.


We have an incredible range of part-time classes for children, young people and adults that take place on weekdays after school and at the weekend.

Evening & Weekends

Take a look at our range of Performing Arts classes in Milton Keynes for young people and adults. Lessons for children and young performers aged 3 – 21.


Individual Coaching

Arts1 School of Performance: Sophie Giscard

Ballet, Modern & Tap

Sophie Giscard

Sophie grew up dancing and has been fortunate enough to attend schools such as the Conservatoire in France, where she took ballet and contemporary alongside her vocational training. During her time at the University of Bedfordshire, she studied a BA(Hons) in English and Theatre and had a flair for directing and choreographing as part of her assignments and also participated in MK Theatre's Stage Experience production of The Wiz in 2014 as a principal dancer.


In 2016, after having performed with them, Sophie began working at RARE Productions where she alternated choreographing and directing over 30 full scale musicals. Following her time there, Sophie had the opportunity to teach dance and drama in China, Xi'an and Shanghai, for 5 months. This year, Sophie is excited to begin her teacher training at the Royal Academy of Dance and has enjoyed teaching Dance and Musical Theatre at Arts1, after spending 2 years in their studios when she was part of Initiate Youth Dance Company back in 2014.

Sophie Specialises In

Springboard Dance
Adult Ballet
Tap Dance