Alleyne Dance - Guest Workshops Level 3 (Wed) Autumn Block 1

Kristina and Sadé Alleyne presents Alleyne Dance, an internationally touring, innovative and multidiscipline dance company based in London. Kristina and Sadé have worked with many companies across the years and trained in many genres of dance, including traditional African dance, Hip Hop, Kathak, Latin and Circus Skills. Both are originally athletes and trained professionally in London. Alleyne Dance has developed a dynamic, fast and physical dance style and technique. Teaching as a duo, Alleyne Dance draws from two different journeys and experiences as dance artists, sharing this knowledge, advice and inspiration during the sessions. In their workshops, they create a process that will help develop the individual's creative mind, generate passion, determination, strength, and most importantly an intention and belief in whatever the participant decides to do.

Icy Ice 54 - Street Dance General Level (Thu)

Ayshen aka Icy Ice 54 is a freelance dance artist and has been teaching in academic and community settings across London for over 13 years. Icy is the Artistic Director of her own company, Dynamic Eclipse Arts (D.E Arts), founded at Roehampton University in 2003, while studying her BA (Hons) in Dance Studies. D.E Arts are now based at Forest Gate Youth Zone in East London.

Icy has created a technique/style called D.Eology, which is a combination of Contemporary and Hip Hop foundations.

Icy is passionate about community dance and works closely with schools, colleges and local companies to promote dance and well-being from a grass root movement. Her company D.E Arts is recognised and supported by her ambassadors, artists who are well-known within the industry: Kevin Lancelot Everiste, Kenrick H2O Sandy, Dr Ann David and Derek Brown.

‎Icy works in a creative way to deliver fun, high-energy, accessible dance workshops to all ages and abilities.

Luke Birch - Guest Workshops Level 3 (Wed) Summer Block 2

Luke began his training at the Northern School of Contemporary Dance and completed his BA (Hons) at Laban in 2008. In 2009 he joined EDge Dance Company, London Contemporary Dance School The Place. Luke has performed for H2 Dance, Yael Flexer, Nic Sandiland, Angela Praed, Charles Linehan, Dog Kennel Hill Project, Rosemary Lee (rehearsal director), Punchdrunk, Florence Peake, Rahel Vonmoos and Saffy Setohy. Luke has also worked on visual art projects with Pablo Bronstein, Martin Creed and Aya Kobayashi for Tate Modern and Tate Britain, and a restaging of Yvonne Rainer’s Trio A and the Mirror City exhibition at The Hayward Gallery.

Luke has a passion for teaching and has taught for Greenwich Dance, The Place, Circus Space, Independent Dance, Trinity Laban, Stavangar University (Norway) and Salzburg Academy of Experimental Dance.  Luke is an Associate Lecturer at Surrey University and London Studio Centre


Vicki Busfield - Classical Ballet Beginners (Thu) 

Vicki Busfield is a dance artist, teacher, community practitioner, project manager and choreographer with a broad range of experience working with children, adults and older adults in both private and community settings. Vicki trained at the Northern Ballet School and London Contemporary Dance School and holds a first-class BA (Hons) degree in contemporary dance. Through her training, Vicki has gained extensive knowledge in a variety of dance techniques and holds accredited dance teacher status in five disciplines and is also a freelance exam coach and examiner. She has performed work by Kerry Nicholls, Marc Brew, Aletta Collins, Frauke Requardt and Victoria Marks and was a dancer in the London Olympics 2012 Opening Ceremony, choreograped by Kenrick 'H20' Sandy of Boy Blue Entertainment.

Working internationally in New Zealand (NZ) and America, Vicki has choreographed work for large-scale live performances and dance film. As Head of Performing Arts for a secondary school in NZ, she devised and implemented a whole school dance programme, and after coming to the UK, she ran her own ballet school in Surrey.  Vicki was a choreographer for the London Lord Mayor's Show 2015 celebrating inclusive arts. She also works for Green Candle Dance Company managing and delivering projects in education and community settings, including working with children and older adults with and without disabilities, people with dementia and older people with age-related conditions.

Vicki will be teaching on both the adults' and children's classes of the Learning and Participation (Dance) programme.

Hannah Cameron - Contemporary Level 2 (Tue)

Since graduating from Trinity Laban, Hannah has worked professionally with choreographers Nina Kov, Mari Frogner, and Daisy Farris, and has collaborated with various designers and visual artists. In 2011/12, she performed in a number of short dance films including: In Trans(it)mission (Nutshell Dance Company), Touch the Sound (Lingjing Yin) and How They Never Met Themselves for Ron Arad’s Curtain Call at the Roundhouse (London). Hannah joined Transitions Dance Company in 2012, touring work by Tom Dale, Lauri Stallings, and Augusto Corrieri, and completed an MA in Dance Performance in the following year.

Hannah teaches dance across a range of professional and educational settings. Since 2013, she has been teaching at Trinity Laban, covering contemporary technique classes across the BA, MA, and Professional Development programmes. Hannah has also worked across Trinity Laban's Learning and Participation programmes including the Youth Dance Company, Lift Dance group, the Trinity Laban Centre for Advanced Training, and the Dance Summer School. As a current member of Nutshell Dance Company and Daisy Farris Dance Collective, Hannah regularly teaches company classes and delivers workshops as part of their educational outreach programmes.

Katie Cambridge - Contemporary Level 1 (Wed)

Katie trained at London Contemporary Dance School and graduated in 2009. During this time, she worked with Marc Brew and Colin Poole, and toured works by Siobhan Davies and Merce Cunningham. Katie joined Tavaziva Dance as an apprentice in August 2009 and as a full-time dancer in September 2010. She has danced, toured, and taught for the company over the last five years. More recently, Katie worked as a freelance dancer for Mad Dogs Dance Theatre, Pagrav Dance, Divya Kasturi, ArtsCross, SmallPetitKlein and Moxie Brawl. Katie has taught extensively throughout her career, both in education and to professionals, and is the Creative Director for Shuffle Youth Dance Company at The Place and Dance Artist for Rosie Kay and New Arts Club.

Luisa D'Ambrosio - Pilates-based Body Conditioning General Level (Sat) 

Luisa teaches dance technique, improvisation, and choreographic workshops at degree, postgraduate and vocational levels in the UK and Italy. She is a dancer and has worked for several choreographers including A. Vahla, R. Garrison, Rebecca Skelton, and L. Latour, as well as making her own work. She also choreographs for the theatre, collaborating with various theatre directors at Italia Conti in London and in Rome. After training in contemporary dance, Luisa D'Ambrosio trained as a Pilates teacher at The Place with The Pilates Foundation. She currently teaches Evening Classes at The Place, and Saturday Classes as part of the Young Dancers' programme. She also works independently as an instructor and lectures in Pilates and Body Conditioning.

Daisy Farris - Contemporary Beginners (Sat) 

Daisy is a London-based dance artist working freelance as a dancer and teacher. She is Artistic Director of Daisy Farris Dance Collective, creating choreographic work in collaboration with visual artists, composers, film makers and lighting designers. Daisy has been commissioned by Medway Council, Anglia Ruskin University and Big Dance to create work for a number of exciting projects.

Daisy began her training at Northern School of Contemporary Dance. In 2012, she joined Transition Dance Company at Trinity Laban, touring works by Lauri Stallings, Tom Dale and Augusto Corrieri internationally. Daisy completed the MA in Dance Performance in 2013. As a dancer, Daisy has worked with Vicky Hunter, Sidonie Carey-Green and The Little Witch Project. She is also a dancer with Loop Dance Company, where she recently worked with Sivan Rubinstein. Daisy regularly teaches professional class for Loop Dance Company. She is also a specialist with Artis Education and teaches contemporary dance and adult ballet at Bastet School of Dancing.

Natalie Gibbs - Contemporary General Level (Sat)

Natalie is a freelance dance artist. She has a Postgraduate Diploma in Community Dance from Trinity Laban and has a BA (Hons) QTS in Physical Education specialising in Dance. Natalie has 12 years of experience in teaching Dance and Physical Education in Secondary Schools, across all Key Stages to pupils of all abilities. Alongside her teaching, Natalie works as a choreographer and dancer performing in a mixture of projects including work with Stan Won't Dance, Dance United, and is part of Resolution!

Natalie joined Rambert Dance Company in 2009, working as an animateur, teaching educational workshops based on current repertoire, and creating pieces within schools. Natalie has taught for Greenwich Dance Agency, working in both primary and secondary schools, creating a site-specific piece, and teaching an adult fitness group.

Natalie currently works at Trinity Laban, where she teaches youth classes, creative dance classes for children, and contemporary technique classes for adults.

Liora Goldwater - Ballet Level 1 (Tue) and Ballet Level 2 (Thu)

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 obtaining a BA (Hons) in Contemporary Dance. During her training, Liora performed with the Birmingham Royal Ballet and 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 projects for Charlotte Spencer, Laura McGill, and Akane Abe.

Liora teaches ballet, contemporary, ballet tone, pilates and vinyasa flow yoga around the London area.

Natalia Iwaniec - Guest Workshops Level 3 (Wed) Spring Block 1

Natalia Iwaniec was born in Poland and is now a freelance dancer and teacher based in London. She finished her Master’s in Theatre in Cracov and completed her degree in dance at the Dance College in Wrocław in Poland. As a dancer, she has collaborated with choreographers Yasmeen Godder, Iwona Olszowska, Ella Ben-Aharon, Rhiannon Faith and others. Natalia became a qualified teacher of gaga in August 2012. Since then, she has travelled all over Europe and Israel to teach gaga. She is also choreographing and recently created the piece The Link for dance students in STW in Poznan, Poland and FORMal in residency in Scenario Pubblico in Sicily. Natalia is co-founder and member of NaNa Collective, which is based in London. Natalia premiered her solo work Birdland in July 2017 during International Dance Week Budapest.

Emily Jenkins - 50+ Contemporary Dance General Level (Wed)

Emily is a Dance Artist and Project Manager based in London. She has worked within and studied Community Dance for seven years, and since 2014 has been specialising in the area of Dance and Health. She currently works with Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance and Rambert, facilitating dance experiences for a range of participants. In 2016, she set up a project entitled Move Dance Feel, offering dance sessions to women recovering from cancer, and has an interest in dancing with people who are living with or recovering from a life-limiting illness. Most recently, Emily was selected as a lead artist for English National Ballet’s new dance and health programme, piloting in Autumn 2017.

Emily has also worked with companies such as Dance4, Siobhan Davies Dance and Luca Silvestrini’s Protein in both dance development and management roles. She is currently supporting Charlotte Spencer Projects on an outdoor participatory performance entitled Is this a Waste Land?  featuring in Dance Umbrella’s 2017 festival.

Emily graduated with a BA (Hons) degree in Performing Arts from Oxford Brookes University (2010), following which she gained a Postgraduate Diploma in Community Dance (2014) and a Master's degree in Creative Practice (2016) from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance.  

Lyndsey McConville - Guest Workshops Level 3 (Wed) Spring Block 2

Lyndsey trained at Trinity Laban and has worked with Yael Flexer Nic Sandiland, formerly known as Bedlam Dance Company, as a performer and a regular teacher since 2001. She is currently the company's rehearsal director. Lyndsey was a founder member of Kerry Nicholls Dance Company and has also performed with Shane Shambhu, Nunu Silva, Siren Crossing and Transitions. She participated in Jerwood Bank Project 2008 with Siobhan Davies Dance Company.

Lyndsey has extensive teaching experience, teaching regularly for Trinity Laban, both in London and overseas, London Studio Centre, GDA, Independent Dance and The Place. Company class teaching includes New Adventures, Scottish Dance Theatre, Billy Elliott, Diversions and Shobana Jesingh Dance Company.

Lyndsey has also choreographed numerous pieces for Lewisham College and London Studio Centre, and also on behalf of Yael Flexer's company. Most recently, Lyndsey worked as an associate choreographer with Joli Vyann, a circus dance fusion company.

Sonia Rafferty - Guest Workshops Level 3 (Wed) Summer Block 1

Sonia is a freelance teacher, performer, choreographer, director, and mentor as well as Senior Lecturer at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. She has performed extensively in a range of work, from La Bouche (electric voice dance) to V-ToL (physical theatre) and more recently with Lizzi Kew-Ross and Athina Vahla in site-specific events. Sonia is a regular and established professional/company/master class leader and, as an MSc Dance Science graduate, uses her physiological and psychological knowledge to underpin her work. An active researcher in dance science and safe practice, she is co-founder of Safe in Dance International and co-author of Safe Dance Practice: An Applied Dance Science Perspective, published 2015.

Shamita Ray - Yoga General Level (Wed and Sat)

Shamita Ray initially worked as a dancer and choreographer, specialising in contemporary dance and bharatanatyam - 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, rivalling her love for dance. She went on to study both in India and in the UK with international teachers, including David Swenson, with whom she completed Ashtanga teacher training, and Lara Baumann, with whom she completed 500-hour teacher training. She most recently completed Advanced Teacher Training with Ana Forrest.  

Lewis Wilkins - Guest Workshops Level 3 (Wed) Autumn Block 2

Lewis trained at London Contemporary Dance School. Since graduating in 2009, he has danced with companies and choreographers including: Scottish Dance Theatre, New Adventures, Richard Alston, Tom Dale, Jean Abreu, John Ross, James Wilton, Riccardo Buscarini, and TrashDollys Dance Theatre. Most recently he was performing at the National Theatre in Angels in America directed by Marianne Elliot. Lewis leads professional classes and workshops throughout the UK, and teaches as a guest lecturer at London Contemporary Dance School, The Place, WAC Arts, Middlesex University, and London Studio Centre.