Jacqueline began dancing with Jeanette Mackie in Aberdeen and upon completion of her first teaching qualification was asked to become the full-time assistant to the principal. She continued to study and qualified with the SDTA in Ballet, Modern Theatre, and Highland. Upon completion of Membership status in Modern theatre and Highland she was awarded an Honorary membership in the Ballet Branch for her outstanding work with the children.
In the 90’s, never one to rest on her laurels Jacqueline decided to retrain and went on to gain RAD registered teacher Status with the Royal Academy of dance and an Associate Diploma with the ISTD. She has also worked with various school groups and local amateur musical theatre groups as a choreographer.
The dance school always remains the main priority in order to maintain the standard of teaching provided to the pupils.
Eilidh Ross began her training at Gray School of Dance, dancing with Jacqueline Gray from the age of 5-21. After completing her Law Degree at Aberdeen University, she moved to London in 2006 to study dance and musical theatre at Performers College. Since graduating, Eilidh has performed in numerous productions both on stage and screen, including Strictly Tap Dance Fever as lead female tapper, understudying/playing the role of Sleeping Beauty for Norwich Theatre Royal, and opening Breakin Convention 2013 with a tap dance solo for Street dance company Grounded. She has also been fortunate enough to work with and partner international Lindy hop and swing choreographer Simon Selmon.
Eilidh worked as an assistant choreographer for Louis Spences' Showbusiness, and was part of the creative team and dance captain for the Olympic Opening Ceremony 2012, working with Danny Boyle on the NHS section Second Star to the Right. She began working for Talent Artistic Group in 2015, choreographing Seaside Cirque and Mother Goose for Haven Holidays. Most Notably Eilidh has choreographed two shows for American cruise line Celebrity Cruises, including the award winning Broken Strings, winning the Travel Weekly Magellan Gold Award for Entertainment. Choreography credits also include The Pulse Collective (Resident choreographer 2013-2015) and the pantomime Jack and the Beanstalk for LP Creatives.
Eilidh is a qualified dance teacher, and teaches a range of dance styles from tap to lindy hop all over the UK, including Gray School of Dance. She was part of the tap faculty at Performers College, one of the leading vocational colleges in London, and now tutors degree students through their dissertations.