Training and Experience
I started to dance when I was 2 years old and I don't think I've ever stopped! My first proper dancing experience was when I attended an Irish dancing school at age 7 and took part in regular competitions. My formal training began in my local dance school (Ellis School of Dance) where I completed Modern Jazz-
I joined a youth group at the Dance Studio Leeds where my passion for performing really grew! We did regular performances around Leeds including Fresh, Breeze on Tour and Leeds Fringe 2011. Around this time I also performed in flashmobs, Leeds RAG fashion show and local shows.
I attended St. Aidans C of E High School and Sixth Form where I studied A level Dance and Performing Arts receiving A's for both. Here, I became part of the auditioned dance group 'Aidance' in which we performed around Harrogate and got to opportunity to compete in the televised CBBC's Glee Club Competition. I also took part in 4 school shows and in my last year I organised an evening of dance for the charity DanceAid where we raised £200. From leaving, I have been back to teach workshops, do a week long placement and choreograph for the KS3 shows.
Kingston University London
In 2013 I joined Kingston University London to study a BA (Hons) Dance degree. Some of my modules included dance teaching and leading, dancing cultures, popular dance, production project and access to dance. I learnt about many styles including Ballet, Contemporary, Jazz, Burlesque, African, Bharatanatyam, Charleston and Wushu.
During my 3 years at University I was heavily involved in the dance society, becoming president in my final year. I was in charge of a committee, 7 competition teams and over 100 students. I also competed in 5 teams myself -
Alongside competitions we also organised fund-
I am currently based in and around Leeds and spend my weekdays teaching dance and gymnastics at a variety of places:
Ellis School of Dance-
Roundhay High School-
As well as teaching, I continue to perform myself and have recently been part of a dance group for 'Rule the World' Take that tribute band at the Barbican Theatre, York. I am part of the Spencer properties Dance team for Leeds Rhinos rugby league and Yorkshire Carnegie rugby union teams. I am part of a new Jazz dance company in London called 'House of Jazz' that is run by Christie Lee Manning and travel down to London once a month to train with them.
My passion is for performing and I continue to train and develop at classes in Leeds. I am always on the look out for any performing opportunities that come my way!
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