Jane Mathieson

Jane Mathieson

Branch manager/Acro and Cheer course leader 

Jane first started dancing at Dance UK formerly ‘Jacqui Wilson School of Dance’, when she was just two years old where she was first taught by Miss Brady. Jane then went on to take part in her first show in 1998 which helped her grow in confidence and helped her to find her love for performing on a stage. She then went on to participate in every Dance UK production in venues across Glasgow including Theatre Royal, The Mitchell and SECC Armadillo, until her last one in 2013.

Throughout her time at Dance UK Jane sat many exams in Ballet, Tap, Disco, Jazz and Modern. In 2010 Jane gained a place in the Pro Dance course at Dance UK where she trained in ISTD Ballet, Tap and Modern. She also had the opportunity to perform at many gigs during this time including the Evening Times award ceremony and charity events. This course gave Jane a taste of the life of a dancer and showed her the hard work that is required to succeed in the industry. She worked hard and excelled across all our DanceUK disciplines. 

In 2011 Jane was given the opportunity to assist within younger classes as a`senior pupil assistant, it  was here that she discovered her love for teaching and working with children. When it was finally time for Jane to leave Dance UK as a pupil to embark on her university studies, she was offered a part time position assisting in classes throughout Dance UK. We could not see her go! She accepted and began to perfect her teaching style and grow as a DanceUK staff member.

At the age of 18, Jane achieved a teaching qualification with the British Association of Teacher of Dancing (BATD). Throughout this time Jane also attended Glasgow Caledonian University where she gained a BA Honours Degree in Social Sciences with Criminology.

Jane has been part of the Dance UK team for over ten years now. Throughout this time she has gained a lot of knowledge and experience and has recently been promoted to a Branch manager. She is a member of the International Dance Teachers Association and has gained qualifications in Acro Dance, Associate Cheer and Associate Theatre Craft. She is also a qualified Level 1 Cheerleading Coach and Acro Level 1 Coach.

Jane is the acrobatics and cheer course leader at DanceUK and headed the roll-out of our brand new DanceUK course which the students love. All our staff were put through Acro-trix training and under the guide of Mrs Slater we will continue to grow this exciting new course for our pupils. 

Jane loves being a part of the team. She is extremely lucky to have a job in something she is passionate about. Jane says ‘The best part about working with children is feeling like you have helped them to achieve something. It is such a rewarding job. My number one aim is to make sure every child leaves class with a smile on their face.’

Jane is also a project officer for Glasgow City Council and works on capital and community projects. Outside of work she loves to keep fit, take her dog on long walks and enjoys karaoke on a night out! Jane is a great member of our team and an excellent teacher – we are so lucky to have her.


Qualification name Date
Acro Dance IDTA July 2023S
Associate Cheer IDTA July 2023
Associate Theatre Craft July 2023
Acro Level 1 Acrotrix 2022
Acro Assist Acrotrix  2021
Cheerleading Coach Level 1 BCA 2021
BATD Associate Stage 2013
Intermediate Tap ISTD 2012
Intermediate Modern ISTD 2012
PVG  2023
Sports Injuries First Aid – Level 1  2023
BA Honours Degree – Criminology 2017