Our Teachers

Sonia Bond

I.S.T.D., L.C.D.D. (Dip.)

Sonia Bond is a Fellow and Examiner of the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing and was the Chairman of the Classical Greek Dance Association for eight years, 1994 – 2002, and Vice-Chairman for three years.In 1994 Sonia founded the Epping Forest Dance Festival which is still running successfully today

Lucy Pohl


Lucy gained the prestigious Fellowship Title in Cecchetti Ballet in 2015. She was trained in West Street Ballet School in Covent Garden by Marion Laine, Anita Young. She has danced and toured professionally at an international level. Lucy often teaches guest classes at Cecchetti & International Summer Schools alongside Dame Merle Park MBE, Gail Neish & Shirley Gramme. 


Leading industry professionals, with a wealth of experience within the dance world; Juliet & Sonia lead BHW Dance with passion, vision & are constantly trying to develop a positive, nurturing environment for our pupils to thrive and grow.

Juliet Locks

I.S.T.D., L.C.D.D. (Dip.)

Juliet Locks is Principal of the School with her sister, Sonia. Juliet is a Fellow and International Examiner of the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing in Cecchetti Classical Ballet and Classical Greek Dance. Juliet’s main forte is Ballet although she is fully qualified in other genres. Currently she is Vice Chairman of the Cecchetti Classical Ballet Faculty.

Emma-Jane Padfield


Emma Jane trained with BHW Dance gaining her Licenciate Classical Greek and Associate Diploma in Cecchetti Ballet. She has taught for the school since 1988, taking over the Saturday morning ballet classes in Woodford in 1989. She also set up the ballet classes at Weald Hall Farm, starting with just four pupils aged 3 & 4 in 1995.




Fully qualified, highly trained and wired with enthusiasm; our teachers have a wealth of knowledge and experience to feed to the pupils of BHW Dance.  Inspiration & creativity are the basis of each class and these teachers know how to deliver!



Eloise is fully qualified with her D.D.E./D.D.I. Examinations; she teaches both Ballet & Classical Greek & has most recently taken over our ‘Fyfield’ branch. Eloise’s past success rate for her pupils is 100% and has entered numerous numbers into our 2022 Epping Forest Festival, taking the winning title in a few sections. Eloise teaches with passion & enthusiasm and is becoming an extremely accomplished teacher at such a young age already. We are honoured to have Eloise as part of our BHW Dance Team. 



Since leaving BHW Dance in 2005, Laura went on to graduate with a degree in Theatre Dance from the London Studio Centre. She has since appeared in the ITC series Britannia High, toured the UK in High School Musical and High School Musical 2, and then as ‘swing’ in Hairspray from 2010-2011. Laura went on to act as assistant dance captain on the UK tour of Sister Act from 2011-2012, and them to a re-appearance in Hairspray, this time as the dance captain.  Since hanging up her performance shoes, Laura has opened up our Fyfield branch, teaching ballet and jazz, and has also started a new Thornwood Branch Jazz class.



Emily Galvin is a professional dancer & freelancer; she’s still very much in the business in terms of gaining employment & work on West-End stages & also has many connections in various contemporary, jazz & musical theatre companies. She has performed with the likes of Matthew Bourne, Crysalis Company, numerous pantos & has signed with a few professional agencies too. Emily’s knowledge & wrath of experience shines through when she teaches on Saturday’s in Buckhurst Hill – our pupils are extremely fortunate to have such a talented dancer passing on her previous pearls of wisdom! Emily has also gained her ‘Personal Training’ qualification & is an accomplished strength & conditioning coach too, which supports her dancing & teaching expertise – again, we are privileged to have Emily as part of the BHW Dance team.