"Why walk when you can dance"

-Ellen Van Dam


About Us

Amalia's Elite Dance Academy  is based in Erdington, Birmingham, B24 8RE offering excellent training in the Vaganova method,  Modern , Acrobatics, Adult classes and many more.

Founded by Amalia Mitsou, Professor of dance and graduate of '' Nikis Kontaxaki's'' Higher Professional School of Dance in Greece.

We offer a happy and friendly environment for children and adults to thrive in as well as maintaining a professional and disciplined approach.

Dance is not only extremely fun but promotes well rounded and confident individuals who are encouraged to reach their own individual potential.

Whether you are a complete beginner or want to extend or further your training, we have classes to suit, from Baby to Advanced, there is something for everyone. 

All our classes promote co-ordination, confidence and physical development.  We teach our pupils the love and enjoyment of dance and we have no greater pleasure in seeing a young child blossom and grow in strength, posture and personality.



Amalia Mitsou

Amalia's Elite Dance Academy is founded by Amalia Mitsou, graduate of ''Niki Kontaxaki's''  Higher Professional School of Dance from  Athens, Greece.


Amalia started dancing at the age of 7 after her parents saw her great love for ballet. She started learning ballet  at 'Aliki Giannetakis' Dance school and two years later was offered full scholarship as an exceptional talent .  At the age of 10 she was offered a place and  trained alongside with pre-professional dancers at ''Rallou Manou Professional school''  as well as ''Aliki Giannetaki's Dance School''.

In 1985 - 1987 her parents decided to move to Zimbabwe. During her years there she was chosen to be a dancer and member of Zimbabwe's National Ballet Theatre. She attended  a series of  seminars and took part in a number of productions.  She also became a member of Harare's Reps Performing Arts Theatre and  took part in several productions such as ''The King and I'' , ''Pinocchio'', ''The round table conference'' , Footloose'' and  ''Grease''.

Returning to Greece she worked with distinguished dancers and choreographers, attended many seminars , made TV appearances on dance shows and competitions. She studied the Agripina Vaganova  Ballet system and got certificates with the highest mark  for all levels from Elementaire - Superior. At the same time she received certificates  of the Royal Academy of Dancing up to Intermediate level. 

In 1992 -1995 she studied at ''Niki's Kontaxakis'' Professional school and was a dancer of the Professional Dance team of ''N.Kontaxaki''. During that time she also danced with ''Katerina Pavlakis'' Dance team 

 Graduating she immediately started at ''Aliki Giannetaki's Dance school''   teaching , choreographing and helping in the school productions.

She worked  for many years in Greece and abroad and in 2012 she moved to the UK where she worked as a dance teacher and a language teacher. She formed a successful dance team that took part in school productions, festivals and multi-cultural events. 

During the summer holidays she works as a volunteer Dance teacher at GOYGB camp.


She is committed to providing the highest quality education for all students.Students of all ages and levels are welcome, whether they dance strictly for recreation or aspire to a career in dance.
Her goal is to provide excellent training to students in a fun, supportive and structured environment. She  believes in teaching students to dance, but also train them for success in life.

Lydia has recently graduated as an early year’s practitioner currently working at a school as a Teacher Assistant. She has work experience with children aged 0-10 years for the past 5 years and has been participating in Yoga lessons for a few years. 

“Last year through the first lockdown I found Yoga the best way to help me through these unusual times which kept me positive, calm and in peace and decided to study it further “

Lydia has completed Yoga studies with the ‘British School of Yoga', which makes her a qualified yoga teacher for the ages of 2-17 years old as well as adults. She is currently finishing the second part of her certificate which will also qualify her to teach pre-natal and post-natal Yoga. She has also led some Yoga lessons at the school she is currently working at. 

“My aim is for both children and adults to have fun and enjoy their time doing Yoga as well as meeting their needs and feeling relaxed after a long and stressful day.” 

Lydia Kiriakopoulou

Contact Us

Amalia's Elite Dance Academy

Erdington, Birmingham, B24 8RE