Lizzy Benham
Senior Dance Teacher

Lizzy started dancing at the age of 8 as a competitive dancer. After winning numerous All-Ireland Championships in Freestyle, Hip-Hop, Slowdance, Showdance and Rock ‘n’ Roll she got the chance to represent Ireland in the 5 Nations Dance Contest in 3 different dance styles.

 During this time, Lizzy also developed her love of the stage and acquired further titles from stage competitions such as the Dublin Docklands Talent Contest, Mini Tops and ShowbizKidz as part of Hollywood Academy and Atomic Stage School.

 At 18 she went on to obtain her professional training. She received a Diploma in Professional Dance from The College of Dance before being awarded a full scholarship to study at London Studio Centre in the UK where she majored in Jazz Dance and graduated with a BA (Hons) Degree in Theatre Dance.

Lizzy has also taught dance since the age of 16 to ages 3-18 in a range of styles and continuously strives to make high quality dance training available here in Ireland. She has done so by working with the Board of Education during her Transition Year and again in 2013 to incorporate Dance as part of the P.E Curriculum in both Primary and Secondary schools. 

Stage and television credits include productions such as High School Musical: The Musical, the All-Ireland Talent Show, ad campaigns for Vodafone, Theatre M.A.D’s West End Bares (fire breather), a UK tour with London Studio Centre’s Jazz Dance Company (2012), the BRIT Awards (2012) with Olly Murs feat. Rizzle Kicks, a residency with the Body of People (BOP) Jazz Company (2013), Wilde Nights Cabaret in association with Theatreworx (2014 & 2015) and the Gaiety Panto Cinderella (2012), Snow White (2013) and Peter Pan (2014). 

Aside from performing and teaching, Lizzy also became a fully qualified Sports Therapist in order to educate performers and athletes on the importance of correct training and physical rehabilitation after injury. She is now studying for her second BA (Hons) Degree in Physical Education and Biology in order to become a Secondary School teacher and campaign for the introduction of Performing Arts into our school system as an examinable subject.