Meet the team

Twisters has the same group of extremely dedicated teachers that they began with and pride themselves on providing a range of classes for children who they feel really benefit from their vast wealth of experience.

Louise O’Flaherty

Ballet teacher

Louise attended Elmhurst Ballet School and then was fortunate to be accepted by the Royal Ballet School. This training was invaluable¸ teaching discipline, hard work and dedication. She is also trained in tap, jazz, modern, Spanish and contemporary dance and qualified to teach aerobics. After school Louise worked as a professional dancer all over the world. She finished her performing career in London where she married and settled in Ealing. Louise began teaching at Crackerjack when she started her family and in 2003 decided to open her own school in West Ealing with her fellow teachers.

Hermione Murray

Gymnastics teacher

Hermione opened Twisters in 2003 with fellow teachers Louise O’Flaherty & Isobel Booth and has been delighted to be teaching children's classes in Gymnastics & Dance ever since.
Hermione trained in Dance Education at The London College of Dance, where she also met Helen Kennedy.
Whilst bringing up her four children Hermione taught adults classes after completing the Exercise to music course.
Hermione is a British Gymnastics Level 3 coach in both General and Pre School Gymnastics.

Helen Kennedy

Helen has loved dance and gymnastics since she was a young child. She
attended the London college of Dance and Drama where she qualified as a
dance teacher. She then spent 10 years dancing around the world as well as
uk trade shows and TV - Helen can even be seen dancing with Colin Firth in
the BBC production off Pride and Prejudice.
After having her 2 children she qualified as a Level 3 gymnastics coach and
has been teaching at Twisters ever since.

Cindy Williams

Gym coach

Cindy is a qualified level one and two gym coach. She has been teaching for 17 years working with children of all abilities. She is also a qualified aerobics instructor and teaches a variety of classes during the week. Cindy has been part of the Twisters team from day one and was instrumental in the setting up of the school. She works with a fantastic team, dedicated to providing unique classes for children .

Liz Easton

Liz trained in contemporary dance and ballet and received a BA (Hons) in Dance Theatre from Laban Centre, London, and an Associate teaching qualification from the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing. She has performed with a variety of companies, including Transitions Dance Company and The Royal Opera, touring nationally and internationally. Liz has taught dance at all levels from professionals to students and from youth groups through to babies. She now teaches ballet and assists gym classes at Twisters, as well as teaching creative dance at Montpelier School. She also teaches SwingTrain, a dance fitness class based on vintage swing, jazz and lindyhop styles of dance.

Danusia Frances

``Inspired by my own experience, to pass on all the advice I can to the next generation!``

Here is a list of her top achievements in her career so far

2016 NCAA Balance Beam Champion
UCLA's winner of the Tom Hansen Pac-12 Conference Medal
NCAA Woman of the Year Nominee
AAI Award Nominee
Scored 2 perfect 10s on beam (3/6/16 and 3/16/14)
Six-time All-American
Two-time NACGC/W Scholastic All-American
2015 World Championships for Jamaica- qualifying Jamaica's first ever spot at the Olympic Test Event
2014, became the first gymnast to do a sideways side aerial to a layout full dismount
2013 World University Games floor finalist
2012 Great Britain Olympic Team reserve
2012 European Championships, Team 4th
2011 World Championships for Great Britain helping to secure a team spot in the 2012 Olympics
2011 European Championships AA finalist
2010, 2011 British beam champion

“Thanks so much to all of you for the wonderful show last week. We were so proud to watch Anushka and all the girls in baby ballet - you have done wonders with them and we were amazed at their confidence and energy. Thank you for the opportunity you have given my daughter and most of all it was clear to the audience that everyone on stage was having such fun - what more could we ask for! So glad she had the chance to be part of this professional and brilliant show. ”

Jaishree

“Thank you so much for all your hard work putting together the shows. It was delightful to watch and see the joy on the children's faces. I was so impressed by the skill they all showed, and I can only begin to imagine how much effort this must of been for you all. ”

Meg

“I just want to say what a fantastic job you do and both of my girls have come on leaps and bounds since they have been with you. I can't wait for demo week next week - Eleanora is so excited to show us how she has progressed.”

Karen

“Thanks - the children love their classes so thank you for having such a great formula!”

Emily