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Scott Cupit – Swing star

Scott Cupit

Scott Cupit has the rare skills of having a banking and finance background as well as a love for swing dancing. He has combined the two skills and created what is now considered the largest swing dance school in the world. Summer 2014 saw Scott secure investment from Deborah Meaden via the BBC’s Dragons’ Den. [...]

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London Book Launch Of Irina Baronova And The Ballets Russes De Monte Carlo

Irina Baronova

Victoria Tennant, acclaimed actress and daughter of Russian prima ballerina Irina Baronova, is set to launch a new book on her late mother, Irina Baronova and the Ballets Russes de Monte Carlo, on Wednesday 10 December at the Royal Academy of Dance in London. Baronova is renowned as one of the iconic choreographer George Balanchine’s [...]

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Christine Devaney – Inspiring Creativity

Christine Devaney

Glasgow-born Christine Devaney trained at London Contemporary Dance School and has been performing, choreographing and teaching throughout her extensive career. She was a founding member of Dundee Rep Dance Company (now Scottish Dance Theatre) and for nine years performed with the internationally acclaimed V-tol Dance Company where she became Associate Director and played a key [...]

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Damian Czarnecki – coveted choreographing

Damian Czarnecki

Damian has a diverse background in dance and theatre having been Danish Ballroom and Latin Champion on several occasions. He was 1st runner up in So You Think You Can Dance (Denmark) and went on to continue his training at Laine Theatre Arts. Choreography credits include: Pirates Of Penzance (UK Tour), Patience (Kings Head Theatre, [...]

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DARREN CHARLES – A Harlem Dream’s SAL

Darren Charles

Darren was born in London England in the 1980s. He gained a scholarship for vocational training at The Urdang Academy where he trained extensively in acting, singing and dance. He graduated in 2007 with honours and went straight into his first show Carmen Jones at The Royal Festival Hall London. Since then Darren has played [...]

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ROBIA BROWN – A Harlem Dream’s CONSTANCE

Robia Brrown

Robia has been performing, choreographing and teaching in London for over 10 years. She has worked with companies and choreographers such as Avant Garde Dance Company, A&R Dance, Definitives and Ivan Blackstock, as well as creating work as a solo artist. She has taught masterclasses across the UK and Europe sharing her vast knowledge with [...]

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Student Ballet Dancer Of The Year 2014 Winner Announced!

Amelia O

A few months ago, we started a competition with the hope of crowning a young dancer here in the UK, Dance Direct’s Student Ballet Dancer of the Year. To enter, any interested parties had to submit a video of themselves showcasing their dancing skills, to be judged by Dance Direct blog writer, Jessica Wilson. The [...]

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Nikyta Moreno: American Dream

Nikyta Moreno

Nikyta Moreno graduated from The Brit School, London, in 2008 from the Dance Strand, with a triple distinction. She then trained at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, London, graduating in 2011 with a BA (Hons) Dance Theatre degree. In 2010 she was invited to a summer Internship with the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, [...]

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Floriana Frassetto: Decades Of Dance

Floriana Frassetto

Floriana Frassetto was born in 1950 to Italian emigrants in the States (Norfolk, Virginia). She studied at Alessandro Fersen’s Theatre Academia in Rome from 1967 to 1969 and completed her training as actress attending a comprehensive course (mime, acrobatics, dance) at Roy Bosier’s Teatro Studio. Having worked in Rome in several pantomime and theatre productions, [...]

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Daniel Bolton: Rising Star

Daniel Bolton

Daniel trained at Laine Theatre Arts and has appeared as a parade performer, ice skater, sky runner and dancer at Disneyland Paris for several successful seasons. His television credits include Britannia High (ITV) and Libra Television schools documentary, and his theatre credits include Peter Pan (White Rock Theatre, Hasting) and Sleeping Beauty (Civic Theatre, Chelmsford). [...]

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