TEACHERS

Becky Farrar

Age started Dancing: 3

Subjects Studied: Ballet, Tap, Modern, Theatre-Craft, Musical Theatre, Freestyle & Acro.

Further Training: Phil Winston’s Theatreworks

Qualifications/Experience: IDTA Licentiate Freestyle, IDTA Licentiate Cheerleading, IDTA Licentiate Street Dance, IDTA Associate Modern-Jazz, IDTA Associate Theatre Craft, IDTA Level 4 Ballet. Acrobatic Arts Certification Module 1 & 2. Alixa Flexibility Teacher Training Level 1 & 2. IDTA Anatomy & Physiology Diploma. Emergency First Aid, Safeguarding for Dance Schools Training.

Most Memorable Moments/Achievements: IDTA Scholarship Nomination age 11, Yorkshire Freestyle Championship Winner at 17, Judith Silvester Young Teacher Award Winner 2017.

Favourite Genres: Ballet, Musical Theatre & Jazz

Best Thing about Teaching: How rewarding it is.

Favourite Inspirational Quote: ‘Self-doubt kills more dreams than failure every will’

Lauren Thompson

Age started Dancing: 3

Subjects Studied: Ballet, Tap, Modern, Jazz, Singing & Drama

Qualifications/Experience: IDTA Associate Street Dance, Acrobatic Arts Certification Level 1 & 2, NCSSE Cheerleading including Stunting & Tumbling, First Aid, Safeguarding, Health & Safety at work.

Most Memorable Moments/Achievements: Former Cheerleader for Huddersfield Giants, Performed at Wembley Stadium. Choreographer for Legally Blonde (HAOS) 2019.

Favourite Genres: Commercial & Musical Theatre

Best Thing about Teaching: Seeing children improve to the best of their ability.

Favourite Inspirational Quote: ‘Don’t doubt yourself, work hard and make it happen’.

Kennedi Gorman

Age started Dancing: 2½

Subjects Studied: Ballet, Tap, Modern, Jazz, Lyrical/Contemporary, Commercial, Musical Theatre, Drama & Singing.

Further Training: Phil Winston’s Theatreworks

Qualifications/Experience: First Aid, Safeguarding, Currently training for IDTA level 3 & 4 in Modern Contemporary Jazz and Ballet.

Most Memorable Moments/Achievements: Successfully auditioning for English Youth Ballet at 11, performing at Disneyland Paris twice, performing at the Carl Alan Awards and Can You Dance? Super convention in 2019.

Favourite Genres: Lyrical & Jazz

Best Thing about Teaching: Watching children improve lesson after lesson and seeing their faces when they achieve something they have been working on.

Favourite Inspirational Quote: ‘Winners are not people who never fail, but people who never quit.’

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jordanna Senior

Age started Dancing: 3

Subjects Studied: Ballet, Tap, Modern, Jazz, Contemporary, Street & Cheerleading

Qualifications/Experience: Level 1 & 2 Cheerleading, Stunting and Tumbling (BGU), Acrobatic Arts Level 1, First Aid. Currently training for IDTA Level 3 and 4 Ballet.

Most Memorable Moments/Achievements: Dancing with Union J at Headingley Stadium, Dancing at Wembley for Rugby League Challenge Cup Final (in front of Prince Harry!)

Favourite Genres: Tap & Modern

Best Thing about Teaching: Seeing a student’s face light up when they master something that they’ve worked super hard on. Nothing beats that feeling.

Favourite Inspirational Quote: ‘Believe in yourself and you’re halfway there’.

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