There are shortcuts to happiness. Dance is one of them
Over the past few years, Morrison School of Dance has firmly established itself as a centre of excellence for ballet and modern dance in Mayo and Tuam.
Under the guidance of esteemed teacher, Leighton Morrison, students at the Academy learn, grace, musicality, good posture, self-expression and the self-confidence that naturally develops when achieving goals.
Leighton Morrison is one of Ireland’s most highly respected ballet dancers, teachers and choreographers.
We understand that you want the best for your child and at the Morrison School of Dance, we strive to provide the highest quality of care and to teach dance in a fun and healthy learning environment. Our aim is to provide a positive learning experience for each individual child and to inspire a love of the arts in everyone we work with.
All the staff at Morrison School of Dance have themselves excelled in dance before training to the highest standards to teach. All our teachers have Certificates of Public Liability Insurance and Certificates of Garda Clearance to work with young people. As well as their esteemed qualifications in dance, they are also Certified in First Aid and Child Protection Policy.
Leighton trained at Arts Educational school, London. After graduating he travelled to Israel to work with Bat-Dor Company where he remained as a soloist for two years. Leighton has performed with companies including English National Opera, Rotterdam Dance Group, Wayne Sleeps Ballet Company, and Vienna Festival Ballet. He subsequently became a member of the English National Ballet where he stayed for three seasons performing in all the major classics. He then joined the hit musical Cats as lead dancer Mistoffelees, followed by Anything Goes and the UK and World tour of Saturday Night Fever. Among various TV and film appearances Leighton has worked with directors including Oliver Stone.IN Ireland he has worked with Ballet Ireland, Cois Ceim, Cork City Ballet, Irish Modern Dance, and most recently Catastrophe & Chrysalis Dance in the Galway & Dublin Arts Festival.
Leighton taught for the Corrib Dance Academy, Shannon Dance Academy and has his own schools, Morrison School of Dance in Ballina, Swinford, and Tuam. He has also been choreographer and rehearsal director for Youth Ballet West & Chrysalis Dance.