Meet the Dance Day Instructors

Following the success of our last Dance Day, we have a whole new day of workshops!

Join us on Saturday 23 April for Dance Day 2022 – open to participants of all abilities, including those returning to dance and those continuing their dancing practice. We are delighted to be offering classes in the following disciplines: contemporary, street dance, contact improvisation/creative devising, flamenco, dance conditioning, and physical theatre.

We’re also looking forward to welcoming the following instructors to the Brewhouse family:

Tabby Somerfield – Contemporary

Tabby is a London-based dancer who began her training in Devon at Southwest Ballet Arts, where where she developed a passion for classical ballet. However, it was during her time at Rambert that she fell in love with contemporary dance and discovered a new passion for movement. Since graduating, Tabby has been exploring teaching and choreography, and is soon to lead our brand new Musical Theatre Dance workshops.

Lucy Hartland-Mann – Street Dance

Lucy is a graduate of The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, where she received a scholarship to train in dance. As well as being a dancer, she is also a trained circus artist who has performed all over the world with many top companies. Combining these skills, Lucy has performed with the likes of Pixie Lott, Stormzy, Rudimental, Foxes, and Craig David. With over 10 years of industry experience, she can’t wait to share her street dance knowledge with you, as well as lead our brand new Street Dance workshops.

Winona Guy – Contact Improvisation / Creative Devising 

Winona is a dance artist and practitioner from Devon who specialises in contemporary dance and improvisation. Based predominantly in the South West, she has worked in both professional and community arts settings and has danced with those aged 5 – 90. Most recently, Winona has worked with Far Flung Dance Theatre, Exim Dance Company, Adam Benjamin, and Emily Robinson Dance. She also choreographed for the Victoria and Albert Museum Lates and is proud to be one third of outdoor dance collective, Tracing Paces.

Aneta Skut – Flamenco

Aneta discovered her passion for dance as a child, but flamenco captured her soul from a very early age. This led her to Spain, where she learnt from renowned teachers at Amor de Dios in Madrid and in Andalusia (including La Truco, Antonio Canales and La Lupi). Aneta’s expressive style has brought together many influences from the east and west – a fusion representing her life journey through different countries. She currently lives in Taunton where she teaches our weekly Flamenco for Beginners and Flamenco for Improvers classes. She also performs regularly in the South West.

Natasha Ballardie – Dance Conditioning

Graduating from the Urdang Academy of Ballet and Performing Arts in 1996, Natasha lived in Istanbul for 12 years and has worked with some of Turkeys elite dancers and teachers. Since returning to the UK, Natasha has been teaching in various schools and colleges and is currently a freelance/ guest teacher and holds the Progressing Ballet Technique status. She is a trustee for Taunton Festival of the Arts, managing the Dance Festival and the Taunton Junior & Young Dancer of the Year competition.

Sarah Pegg – Physical Theatre

Since graduating with a First Class Honours Degree in Dance from De Montfort University, teaching has always been a focal part of Sarah’s career. Working in community and educational settings, she is a widely experienced, versatile and skilled teacher. She has worked as a community practitioner collaborating with professional companies such as ‘New Art Club’ to create work that toured nationally. Sarah is currently a Lecturer of Performing Arts at The Somerset Performing Arts Centre of Education [SPACE], teaching in a wide range of disciplines in the Performing Arts, specialising in Dance and Physical Theatre.

Our last Dance Day sold out, so book early to secure your place!

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