my approach to teaching is a holistic one "
started dancing at the tiny age of two at Lancaster Ballet & Theatre School, studying for RAD and ISTD exams in ballet, jazz and national dance. From the age of seven I joined a local amateur dramatic group and regularly performed in musical theatre productions like Carousel and Annie Get Your Gun, as well as going on to choreograph numbers for their junior variety performances.
While I had always held the dream of being a dance teacher, life initially took me on a very different path! Rather than going to dance college, I completed an undergraduate degree in maths and educational studies at the University of Cambridge!!
Moving to London in 2006, I then trained as a Chartered Accountant. It was during this time that I realised how much I missed dancing, performing and teaching - I made it my New Year's resolution to start dancing again and I haven't really stopped since!
I joined jumpup in 2009 first as a (mature!) student, then became an assistant, and am now on the teaching staff. In 2011 I achieved not only a IDTA Freestyle Associatship, but became an UKCA Cheerleading Coach, a certified Street Dance Instructor and a REPs L3 Personal Trainer/Fitness Instructor!
I think it is very important to always keep learning and I look forward to achieving my RAD and ISTD teaching qualifications in 2013.
My approach to teaching is a holistic one - I draw upon my varied knowledge and experiences in the field of dance, drama, fitrness and education to create classes that are not only focussed and educationa, but above all, fun!
I am really pleased to be teaching Modern/Street Jazz, Tap and Ballet with jumpup and I look forward to teaching you soon.