The Jowett School of Dance was founded by Principal Lyn Jowett, who continues to teach and inspire her pupils to this day. Lyn started dancing at the age of 3, attending ballet, tap and modern dance, taking examinations in all, with excellent results.
At the age of 11, with literally hundreds of other young dancers, she auditioned for a Royal Academy of Dance Scholarship and was awarded a place along with just 10 other dancers. These scholarships were awarded to only the most promising youngsters. For Lyn, this meant a twice weekly trip from Hull to York where she studied with dedication under Miss Louise Brown OBE.
At the end of her second year as a scholar, whilst attending the annual re-assessments in London, Lyn outshone all of the others from Edinburgh, Bristol, York, Cardiff, Birmingham, Glasgow and London. She was awarded a trophy for being the most promising scholar, alongside appearing twice on Yorkshire TV's 'Junior Showtime' series in the 1970s, performing with a select few outstanding young dancers. Lyn went on to be nominated by an IDTA examiner for her Grade 5 ballet, which meant even more travelling to dance with other high standard nominees. There, she earned another trophy, winning 1st prize!