Shawbrook Summer School 2019

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Tutor Ciara Lynch Week 1

Tutor Ciara Lynch Week 1

Ciara Lynch - Summer School Week 1

Ciara Lynch is a London based contemporary dancer, choreographer and teacher. Originally from Ireland Ciara trained with Shawbrook Youth Dance, DYDC, the Goode School of Dance and Inchicore College before moving to London to train at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance where she graduated with a First Class Honours degree. Since moving to London Ciara has performed in pieces by Wayne McGregor (restaged by Anna Nowak), Jessica Wright, Maciej Kuzminski and featured in a short film on Film4 by Louise Stern. Most recently Ciara was Dance Captain for Everything that Rises Must Dance by choreographer Sasha Milavic Davies where she performed with 200 women at Somerset House for Dance Umbrella 2018.

Ciara believes in dance that can extract feelings of empathy from an audience that might motivate audience members to act for positive social change. Ciara is assistant director of Paper Planes organization which seeks to introduce good practices in the art world, by working as a laboratory where hints or theories can be tested and power relations can be challenged. Ciara is currently researching for dance as self-care workshop series for Paper Planes called ‘Befriending the Body’.

Ciara Lynch is a London based contemporary dancer, choreographer and teacher. Originally from Ireland Ciara trained with Shawbrook Youth Dance, DYDC, the Goode School of Dance and Inchicore College before moving to London to train at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance where she graduated with a First Class Honours degree.

Since moving to London Ciara has performed in pieces by Wayne McGregor (restaged by Anna Nowak), Jessica Wright, Maciej Kuzminski and featured in a short film on Film4 by Louise Stern. Most recently Ciara was Dance Captain for Everything that Rises Must Dance by choreographer Sasha Milavic Davies where she performed with 200 women at Somerset House for Dance Umbrella 2018.

Ciara believes in dance that can extract feelings of empathy from an audience that might motivate audience members to act for positive social change. Ciara is assistant director of Paper Planes organization which seeks to introduce good practices in the art world, by working as a laboratory where hints or theories can be tested and power relations can be challenged. Ciara is currently researching for dance as self-care workshop series for Paper Planes called ‘Befriending the Body’.

Tutor: Ellen Finlay Week 1

Tutor: Ellen Finlay Week 1

Ellen Finlay - Summer School Week 1

Originally from Dublin, Ellen trained with Dublin Youth Dance Company, Shawbrook Youth Dance company, Inchicore college of Further Education and The Goode School of Dance before pursuing her training in London. She graduated with First Class Honours in Contemporary Dance from Trinity Laban. While in training, she worked with choreographers such as Gary Lambert, Jessica Wright and Marina Collard.

Since graduating she has performed as a cast member of The Army, a work by director and choreographer Anton Mirto, and is a company member of a Truefitt Dance Theatre Collective, joining as cast member for their latest show Magical Minds, a performance and workshop series that promotes healthy minds and bodies to children aged 5-11. Ellen is also interested in choreography, and has presented her own work across London in venues such as Southwark Platform and the Artworks Elephant. 

As a freelance performer Ellen has performed and worked in many capacities, at venues and festivals including The Yard Theatre, the Interactive Art Festival, The Place, Royal Holloway University, Reading Festival and many more. Her commercial work includes Pringles “Celebration Academy” ad campaign and a featured dance role in Fil Bo Riva’s music video for “Go Rilla”.

Ellen is a qualified teacher with the ISTD and is also a qualified yoga teacher. As a teacher, she loves to share the joy of movement and dance in an inclusive, open and creative environment. She is very interested in the positive effects that dance, movement and creative expression can have on mental and physical wellbeing of adults and young people

Tutor: Zak Nemorin Week 2

Tutor: Zak Nemorin Week 2

ZAK NEMORIN - Summer School Week 2

Zak trained at Millennium Performing Arts gaining a 1st Class BA (Hons), London Studio Centre and The BRIT School. Zak’s most recent project, TRANSMISSION - Roots To Branches (A documentary film about Jazz Dance) is currently in production. Zak is an Associate Choreographer for the Danish Royal Ballet School, Odense and is also Head of Jazz Dance at Millennium Performing Arts, London. Recent theatre credits include: Dance Captain in The Wizard Of Oz (Birmingham Repertory Theatre); Strictly Ballroom (Original cast, West Yorkshire Playhouse & Toronto Canada); West Side Story (Felsenreitschule, SalzburgFestival); Lets Dance Again (Royal Festival Hall); Dance Captain and understudy Mike Connor in High Society (Old Vic); Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Original cast Savoy Theatre); Understudy Angel and Lance in Viva Forever! (Original cast, Piccadilly Theatre); Nikos/Padamadam and understudy Chad/Dewey/Kyle in Legally Blonde (Original UK National Tour).

And recent choreography credits include: All Quiet On The Western Front (Incognito Theatre Company London, Edinburgh Festival & The SoHo Playhouse Off Broadway, New York); Woyzeck, Our Man In Havana (Spies Like Us Theatre Company Edinburgh & London); Story Of Our Youth (NYT Gala, Shaftesbury Theatre); HERE (Stanwix Studio Theatre); London Road and Standing By (Stanwix Theatre); POSH (Warwick Arts Centre); A Mid Summer Nights Dream and Walk The Line (Edward Alleyn Theatre).


Tutor: Rachel Ensor Week 2

Tutor: Rachel Ensor Week 2

Rachel Ensor - Summer School Week 2

Training: Born in Dublin, Rachel started her training at the Debbie Allen School of Dance and was also a member of the Irish National Youth Ballet. Whilst there she performed as a soloist in Cork City Ballet's Le Corsaire. At the age of 16, Rachel went on to study full time at Doreen Bird College. Theatre: Since graduating, Rachel has played the role of Dance Captain/Ensemble in We Will Rock You (Royal Caribbean). Swing in Bodyguard das Musical (Cologne Theatre Dom, Germany). Dance Captain/Swing in Sinatra: The Man & His Music (London Palladium), Pauline, Assistant Dance Captain in West Side Story (UK Tour). Swing, Understudy/ Alternate Baby and Understudy Mrs Schumacher in Dirty Dancing (Aldwych Theatre). Ballet ensemble in Phantom of the Opera (Her Majesty's Theatre). Victoria the White Cat in Cats (UK & European tour). Cora Longbottom in The Revenge of Sherlock Holmes (Hoxton Hall). Ensemble, Understudy Fairy in Jack and the Beanstalk, Qdos (Grand Opera House, Belfast). Ensemble in Robinson Crusoe, Qdos (Birmingham Hippodrome). Ensemble in Aladdin, Qudos (GrandOpera House Belfast). Soloist and Ballet Mistress for NeoBallet (The Place), and has performed in Le Corsaire, Giselle and Sleeping Beauty with Cork City Ballet. Other credits: Rachel has appeared in The King Of Soho, BBC HD Ident, Myleene Klass Nails Commercial, and performed on The Alan Tictchmarsh Show (ITV), Children in Need (BBC), Sports Relief, and was an NHS 'Swing Out Sister' in the 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony, London.

Tutor: Sarah Kronawittleithner

Tutor: Sarah Kronawittleithner

 
Tutor Faye Lukas

Tutor Faye Lukas

Sarah Kronalittleithner - Tutor Week 3

Born in Australia, Sarah studied dance at The Victorian College of the Arts and
London Contemporary Dance School graduating with a Bachelor of Dance degree. Her first appearance as a professional ballet dancer was with The West Australian Ballet and Queensland Ballet, followed by soloist contracts with the Vienna Chamber Ballet, Graz Opera Ballet, Bremerhaven Stadttheater and Landestheater Linz. Herdancing career saw her perform on several European stages while working withmany prestigious choreographers such as Jörg Mannes, Richard Wherlock, Mauro Bigonzetti, Nils Christie, Jonathan Taylor, Christine Comtesse, Darrel Touon and Pillip Egli. Sarah choreographed musicals and operettas for Oper Graz, Landestheater Linz and the Lübecker Sommerfestspiele and was commissioned as resident ballet and contemporary choreographer for Performing Arts Schools in Australia. Her teaching career has seen her teach ballet, contemporary and Pilates for more than 20 years throughout, Australia, Austria and Germany. She was also the founding director of European Dance Tours, educating and mentoring dance groups and individuals with tours, workshops and auditions throughout Europe. Sarah is a certified Pilates Mat Work instructor and is currently completing a Masters degree in Dance Pedagogy and Movement Research.

 

FAYE LUKAS Tutor Week 3

Born in Shropshire, England Faye began dancing at the age of 6. She trained at the prestigious Laine Theatre Arts in London. During her 3 years full time training, she was awarded the ‘Most Improved Dancer’ award, Head Girl and gained ISTD teaching qualifications in Ballet, Jazz and Tap. After graduating, Faye worked all over the world as a professional dancer. Faye has always maintained her teaching skills between contracts. Teaching in dance schools in England, in after school clubs and choreographing for National & International Dance competitions and shows. Since moving to Austria 12 years ago, Faye has taught at a number of dance schools there. She has over 20 years of teaching & choreographing experience.  In 2015, Faye choreographed a Musical Theatre piece called ‘Will-A-Mania’ which won Gold at the World Championships and went on to receive an invite to perform at the Dance Proms at the Royal Albert Hall in London. Her latest choreography project was on the Black Wings Musical ‘Heaven und Hell’ in Linz, Austria. She received her Sivananda Yoga Teacher Training Certificate in 2009 and has been teaching various styles of yoga ever since. Most recently, she put her extensive knowledge of Ballet, Yoga & Anatomy together to develop Ballet based Fitness classes, Raise the Barre and Ballet Beautiful.