Danced professionally in Bordeaux, France. Now, staff member of the Academy.
A&L’s Full-Time course allowed me to develop my practical skills in various genres of dance, as well as further my knowledge in various subjects which relate to the performing arts industry. The theory aspect
of the course was valuable as it provided a background to all the areas of dance; the history behind it and what dance means to different cultures, the importance of health and understanding what dancers need to function effectively and fuel their
bodies, how to search and apply for professional work in the performing arts industry, and how the human anatomy assists in allowing the body to move, as well as learning how to understand your own body.
course, I gained the ability to understand myself, push myself, increase my confidence to a professional level, and what my personal capabilities are as a dancer. The combination of theory and practical taught me that it is not
only important to be a physically strong and versatile dancer,but you must also be a smart dancer – understanding everything and how it relates to dance.
With the help of the teachers, I exceeded my personal expectations
and accomplished many
achievements that I wouldn’t have imagined, such as being offered various professional and training contracts across the world, becoming a part of a Junior Company, performing throughout France in various productions,
working with world-renowned choreographers, learning a new language, making friends and being part of a different culture, and travelling around Europe for dance opportunities. Using the training and skills I have gained through the diploma, I am
now teaching dance students – both full-time and part-time, and helping them reach their goals as dancers.