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Dance Summer School 2020 is taking place on the 20 - 31 July.

Learn more about or teaching team for Dance Summer School 2020

Liz Alpe

Liz completed her training at the Royal Ballet School before graduating into the Royal Ballet, performing all the major classics including new works by Kenneth MacMillan. She has also danced as a soloist with Ballet For All UK and the New Zealand Ballet. In 1991, she gained the Professional Dancers' Teaching diploma (distinction) and has since enjoyed considerable teaching experience at a number of leading dance institutions, including Central School of Ballet, Elmhurst, the Royal Ballet Associate programme, Showa Academia Musicae/ Japan, Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance and Trinity Laban, where she currently teaches on the undergraduate course. She is a regular guest teacher on summer courses in Italy, Singapore, Japan, Iceland and the UK.

Simonetta Alessandri

Giuseppe Asaro

Elly Braund

Elly trained at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, graduating in 2011. She then joined Richard Alston Dance Company as an Apprentice and has danced for the Company ever since, completing her MA in Contemporary Dance 2015. During her time in the company, Elly has danced many roles, touring to dance festivals around the world, including Context: Diana Vishneva Festival (Moscow) and Schritt_macher Dance Festival (Aachen and Heerlen) and Fall for Dance (New York). In addition to Richard Alston and Martin Lawrance, Elly has performed in works by Martha Graham, Gary Lambert, Kerry Nicholls, Merce Cunningham (Dancing Around Duchamp staged by Jeannie Steele) and Joseph Tonga (Unease). Alongside performing, Elly is regularly involved in teaching workshops and technique classes.

Ihsaan de Banya

Ihsaan was born in London and began dance training at The Place as part of its youth dance programs, Shift and Centre for Advanced Training (CAT).  Following this, he went on to train at London Contemporary Dance School (LCDS). During his time as a student, he danced work by Bawren Taviziva, Tom Dale and Theo Clinkard amongst others.  Once graduated Ihsaan danced with Richard Alston Dance Company for 5 years, performing numerous works by Alston and Martin Lawrance nationally and internationally. Ihsaan has also performed work by Trisha Okinawa, Renaud Wiser, Clod Ensemble and has performed and created work with James Wilton Dance. Ihsaan can also be seen performing in music videos for artist including  Friendly Fires and Au/Ra. Ihsaan is currently the Rehearsal Director for Shuffle Youth Dance Company, and a teacher on The Place CAT, he is passionate about teaching and nurturing talent, he has also taught outreach as part of The Royal Ballet’s Primary Steps and English National Ballet’s Dance Journeys.

Hannah Cameron

Since graduating with an MA in Dance Performance from Trinity Laban, Hannah has performed extensively working with choreographers Nina Kov, Mari Frogner, Masha Gurina and Laura Verbeek. She has also been a company member of Nutshell Dance Company, SKADooSH Dance and most recently Daisy Farris Dance Collective. Hannah has worked with a number of visual artists, filmmakers and designers on projects with London Contemporary Orchestra, London College of Art, YAMAHA and Rocca Gallery London. Alongside performing Hannah also has experience in choreography and rehearsal direction, recently choreographing 'Brace Leash Pack' for Resolution 2018 at The Place, London. She has worked creatively on a number of short films including Michaël Boucherie's 'One Shot' and How They Never Met Themselves, which she choreographed for Ron Arad's Curtain Call at the Roundhouse, London.

Hannah teaches dance across a range of professional and educational settings, currently delivering contemporary technique and creative practice to students at Trinity Laban, Bird College and City Academy. Hannah also works extensively across Trinity Laban's Learning and Participation programmes including the Trinity Laban Centre for Advanced Training, 'Lift' youth group, Adult Programmes and the Dance Summer School.

Luisa D'Ambrosio

Kloé Dean

Wednesdays 29 Jan - 12 Feb 2020

Join Kloé Dean, founder of Myself UK Dance Company in the studios. She is here for three dates only and her empowering Hip-Hop guest workshops are not to be missed.

You will be learning and performing Hip-Hop choreography utilising Hip-Hop foundations and vocabulary. Kloé will be focusing on the execution, dynamic journey and performance technique of the choreography as well as the performance of the Hip-Hop movement techniques utilised. A session filled with good vibes, good music and good training.

Kloé’s workshops will promote empowerment, individuality and self-worth through the medium of Hip-Hop. The workshops are at general level, so all are welcome to join together. Kloé will share her mantra and empower you to leave the studio saying ‘I love Myself’

Kloé Dean, the founder, choreographer and dancer of Myself UK Dance Company is a passionate and creative performer from London, UK. Kloé, also a member of Boy Blue Entertainment, has performed in numerous productions, showcases and competitions around the world.  Kloé has presented with her own work on many platforms including; Ladies of Hip Hop at the Alvin Ailey Theatre, New York. Alliances Urbaines in Paris, Denmark’s Sub Urban Festival - Copenhagen, HHI in Las Vegas, Breakin Convention at Sadler's Wells London as well as TV appearances on Channel 4, CBBC, ITV, Sky 1 and BBC for the Queen’s Coronation celebration at Buckingham Palace. Kloé also features in the O2 Campaign ‘Think Big’ advert and the films ‘All-Stars’ and ‘The Harry Hill Movie’.

Proudly representing Hip Hop Dance along with a range of other Urban Dance styles, Kloé teaches regularly at various studios and educational establishments being resident teacher at Pineapple Dance Studios, Studio 68 London and Rambert. As well as teaching both nationally and internationally over the past 10 years. We are delighted that Kloé will be joining us for Guest workshops here at Trinity Laban.

Cost: £34(£22) Drop in: £12 (£8)

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Marie Forbes

Liora Goldwater

Liora Goldwater is a professional dance artist working in the disciplines of Contemporary Dance and Ballet. She trained at Northern Ballet School and then at the London Contemporary Dance School gaining a BA (Hons) in Contemporary Dance. During her training, Liora performed with the Birmingham Royal Ballet and the Manchester City Ballet. She also performed pieces by Kerry Nicholls, Richard Alston, Jan de Schynkel, and Stephen Petronio. 

Liora was a founding member of the dance company Made by Katie Green. She performed with the company in the UK and Europe and was a part of the company's educational outreach programme, taking dance into various schools and colleges. She has also performed on various projects including those for Charlotte Spencer, Laura McGill, and Akane Abe. Liora teaches Ballet, Pilates and Vinyasa Flow Yoga around central London.

Shannon Hudson

Vicki Igbokwe

Uchenna Dance’s (UD) overarching aim is to empower, entertain and educate through dance in a diverse programme that includes the creation of dance theatre production experiences, coaching, dance-based empowerment workshops and teaching in further and higher education. Igbokwe’s career highlights include a five-year sponsorship deal with Nike, work as a Mass Movement Choreographer for the London 2012, Sochi 2014 and Glasgow 2014 Olympic, Paralympic & Commonwealth Games and The Baku 2017 Islamic Solidarity Games. Lead by Choreographer Vicki Igbokwe, UD’s work is a unique blend of traditional dance styles - African and Contemporary dance, fused with club styles – House, Waacking and Vogue.

Adrian Look

Adrian Look is a freelance dance artist and lecturer for Tanztheater based in London. He is also the artistic director and choreographer of T a n z t h e a t er Adrian Look (TAL), founded in 2014. TAL performed at Sadler’s Wells, Stratford Circus and The Place.  Adrian studied Dance Theatre (Tanztheater) at the Fokwang University in Germany, whose alumni include Pina Bausch, Reinhild Hoffmann and Susanne Linke. After graduation, he was a soloist in the dance theatre company Tanztheater Bielefeld for three years, followed by two years of freelance projects in Germany, Switzerland and the UK. Adrian has worked with several dancers from the Pina Bausch-Tanztheater Wuppertal - Company including Dominique Mercy, Malou Airaudo, Rainer Behr and Stephan Brinkman, and danced in works by Gregor Zöllig, Urs Dietrich, Guilherme Bothelho (Alias Company), Simone Sandroni (Deja donné), Giovanni Netzer (Origen Festival) and Rainer Behr (Pina Bausch). Adrian has taught workshops in contemporary dance, ballet, and improvisation for over ten years and has led classes for various professional companies, including Alvin Ailey II, Tanztheater Bielefeld and the Origen Festival in Switzerland. In April 2014, Adrian moved to London and has since taught regular classes and workshops at The Place, Trinity Laban, Chisenhale Dance, Siobhan Davies and Greenwich Dance. Adrian is a lecturer at Morley College and a visiting lecturer at the University of Bedfordshire.

Ben McEwen

Leila McMillan

Leila McMillan (UK/USA) is an international choreographer, teacher and performer. She worked with artists including David Zambrano, Crystal Pite, Thomas Lehmen, Wendy Houstoun, Jasmina Krizaj & Nina Fajdiga. Leila curated ‘this way, that way’ (2015) at Lilian Baylis, Sadler’s Wells as a part of Wild Card. Her full-length work ‘Family Portrait’ (2015) has been presented throughout the uk. She was artist in residence at Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (2017) creating new work ‘3 fingers at arms length’, nominated for ‘outstanding choreography’ at Hong Kong Dance Alliance Awards 2018. Leila creates work that is high-energy yet nuanced and abstract in its choreography, drawing on personal experiences focusing on themes of identity, gender and the cultural interface. Since receiving a place on David Zambrano’s 50 Days Flying Low and Passing Through (2010), Leila is one of the few internationally certified artists teaching this technique, and has led the development of this approach in the UK. She is Lecturer of Contemporary Dance at London Contemporary Dance School and has gone on to teach throughout Europe, Middle East, Asia, United States and South America. From 2012 she collaborated with Angolan visual artist Isaac Carlos as co-founders of Muxima, an independent cafe in Bow, East London, producing regular art, music and performance events, awarded several times 'best cafe' in East London.

Robert Keates

Rebecca Scheinberg

Shamita Ray

Shamita started life as a dancer and choreographer, specialising in contemporary dance and Indian classical dance. She started practising Iyengar yoga as a means to increase flexibility and complement dance training. A chance wandering into an Ashtanga class one day turned what was, until then, a mere hobby, into a lifelong passion, rivaling her love for dance. She went on to study with David Swenson, with whom she completed Ashtanga teacher training, and Lara Baumann, with whom she completed 500 hour teacher training. Ever curious to explore other, diverse styles of yoga, she has also completed Advanced Teacher Training with Ana Forrest, meditation teacher training with Sally Kempton, and Yin teacher training with Norman Blair.

Christine Tanner

Christine Tanner completed her training in 1981 at the Arts Educational Schools and The Royal Ballet School. She has worked with companies including Stadttheater Bern (Switzerland) Scapino Dance Co (Holland), Mark Baldwin Dance Co and Nederlands Dance Theatre. As a freelance teacher, Christine has taught Rambert Dance Company, NDT 2, Scapino Dance Company, Charleroi Dance Company, Jonathan Burrows Group, AMP, and Scottish Dance Theatre. Christine also teaches on the International Dance Course for professional dancers and choreographers. She teaches Evening classes at the Place in London and is a member of the teaching faculty at Trinity Laban.

Sylvie Robaldo

Sylvie Robaldo, initially a dancer and ballet teacher D.E. in France, expanded her work into new areas after discovering, deepening, and understanding choreology through Rosemary Brandt’s Practice. She has developed an innovative way of teaching Dance History through choreological practice for conservatory students and art students in high school. She has created concrete and specific actions for dance teachers, performers, choreographers, theatre companies, researchers, and schedulers.

In 2013, Sylvie graduated, with distinction, in Choreological Studies with a SDCS Specialist Diploma in Choreological Studies, Contemporary Developments in Laban’s Principles and Practice, from Trinity Laban. Since then, she has tutored dance teachers in initial education (ESMD Nord de France) and delivered in-service training in Dijon, Lille and Montbard in France), Milan in Italy, and Brussels in Belgium. She is a guest teacher at University Lille 3 for the Licence Arts, at University Theatre in Dijon, and at La Cafeteria della Danza in Milan.

Sylvie has contributed to the promotion of the choreological studies and practices as a practical choreologist, most notably by participating in the international 'Laban Event 2013' at Monte Verita–Ascona in Switzerland, and by contributing to 'Focus Danse 2014' and 'Focus Cirque 2016', organised by Liaison Art Bourgogne, which supports Burgundy's emergent performing arts companies.