What made you decide to teach dance?
I decided to become a dance teacher for several reasons. I am and always have been extremely passionate about dance and have worked professionally in music videos, fashion shows etc for years now but I have always loved being taught and teaching. There is something very special about teaching someone to dance, whether they are a professional or not, the process is always very rewarding. The influence a good teacher can have on a persons path in life is remarkable. I recall several brilliant and talented teachers that shaped me profoundly due to their passion and understanding for their craft and their willingness to pass on their knowledge. I am originally from Bristol and looking back on my training, I know, at a young age, I would have deeply benefited from a commercial training program. With the the way the commercial industry has grown, the prospect of providing commercial training really is the key to success for dancers nowadays. I wanted to provide aspiring dancers in the Bristol area the chance to train professionally without having to travel up to London.
Are you a full time dance teacher? What else do you do?
As well as teaching here at Motion Studios I am also a Commercial Dance Lecturer at Weston University and continue to preform in the commercial industry as a dancer and model in music videos, concept pieces, hair shows and fashion shows!
Where are you from? Tell us a little about your hometown.
I am Bristol born and bred, from a little place called Longwell Green. I loved growing up in Bristol, it’s an awesome city, I spent several years living and performing in London to hone my craft. That tenure gave me some great connections and fantastic opportunities in the dance world and it’s those that I bring back with me to aid my teaching here.
What is your best advise for a new student?
Just throw yourself in, if you’re unsure just go for it... you never know until you try, and if you don’t try you will always wonder!
Wednesday: 21.00 - 22.00 - Commercial Dance
Friday: 19.45 - 20.45 - Commercial Heels Dance
Sunday: 15.00 - 16.00 - Commercial Dance