Teachers

Teachers

Laura

Laura has danced locally for many years undertaking a number of IDTA Dance Examinations & Awards. She has performed in a number of dance shows and was a member of the Grimsby & Cleethorpes Gang Show for many years. She has recently returned to the Gang Show to assist with the choreography which she has thoroughly enjoyed.

During her school years, Laura played in the Guide & Scout Marching Band and completed her Queens Scout Award & Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award. After achieving her A levels, Laura continued her studies gaining a BTEC National Diploma in Performing Arts. Laura worked in both special and mainstream schools while studying for her degree.

After graduating from Teesside University and gaining her Teaching Qualifications, Laura went onto & continues to work at a local Primary School as an Infant School Teacher. Laura is a mother of three small children. ‘Motherhood is possibly the most rewarding and inspiring job I have ever had! Everyday is exciting and unique’. Laura is conscientious and determined with a commitment to teaching and learning and has a real passion for dance. Laura has great communication skills & is extremely dedicated & hard working. She is a fully qualified Primary school teacher and SEN Co-ordinator at a local school in the area. She has also completed her IDTA Ballet Pre-Associate, DDMIX & Cheerleading instructor training. Laura is a wonderful teacher and a valued member of the Artiez team.

 

Rachael

Originally from Grimsby, Rachael has recently returned to the area after spending the last 18 years working as a dance lecturer and choreographer in the North West of England. During this time Rachael has produced work which has been performed at a number a of well-respected Venues across the country. Some of these include The Roundhouse London, Green Room Manchester, the Pyramid theatre Warrington and Lowery Salford.  Rachael has also worked on a number of projects commissioned by the Arts Council England. In the past Rachael provided opportunities for young talented dancers by creating her own dance company which, won gold for choreography at the Laban Centre, London and was finalists for the U.Dance festival and was selected to curtain raise for the North West Post graduate company 12 degree North. She has also provided platforms for young people to create and present their own choreography work in a number of venues and theatres. Some have gone on to compete in regional and National choreography competitions throughout the Uk and are still making work today.

Over this period Rachael has worked in establishments including dance schools, colleges and Universities. She has had the opportunity to work closely with a range of Dance Company teachers and choreographers including Valerie Preston-Dunlop (Leading pioneer in chorographical studies at Trinity Laban) Random Dance, Tavaziva Dance, Rambert Ballet, Fluer Darkin (Darkin ensemble) Deborah Gallay (Needlefoot Dance Theatre) and Michael Riviere (Company Decalage) where she was both a choreography student and dancer.

Rachael has successfully completed courses at the London Contemporary School, Trinity Laban and the Rambert School. She is currently receiving professional coaching from Lynda Cardwell, Altrincham, Manchester (IDTA Senior Examiner and member of the ballet faculty) with a review of completing an associate in Ballet and Modern in the upcoming months. We are delighted to have Rachael join the Artiez Team.

 

Emily

Emily is a highly trained, professional and experienced singer, entertainer, dancer and actress. Her TV singing debut came on the BBC’s programme ‘Let Me Entertain You’, where she proudly gained her place in The Live Grand Final. A Scholarship place at a prestigious performing arts college soon followed, enabling Emily to develop her talents and pursue her love for entertaining. Here she completed a 3 year National Diploma in Musical Theatre and worked alongside many well-known professionals. Her final year included a tour of Germany with her fellow graduates.

As soon as Emily graduated she applied for X-Factor 2010, winning a place at Bootcamp, with a big YES! From Simon, Nicole and Louie, where she featured on ITV 2 ‘The Xtra Factor’, catching the eye of the professional vocal coach in the final 50. Immediately after Bootcamp, Emily successfully landed a ‘dream’ role as ‘lead production singer’, working for an American cruise line, installing new shows and performing professionally with live bands to thousands of guests throughout her time on the rolling seas!

From a young age, Emily has performed at a variety of different venues and events including; private functions, corporate events, Manchester United Old Trafford, Germany, The X-Factor Stage and Cruise ships, travelling to many places, performing both worldwide and throughout the UK. Emily is delighted to be joining the Artiez team offering singing tuition and ‘Glee Club’ style workshops both as breakfast, lunchtime and after school clubs. We are delighted to have Emily as part of the Artiez team.

 

Lesley

Lesley studied dance from the age of 3 to17 years old at The Janice Sutton Theatre School in Skegness, taking exams in Ballet, Tap, Modern, Jazz, Stage and Acrobatic dance. Lesley took part in the dance festivals in Cleethorpes and Skegness and won the Cleethorpes heat of Miss Dance Of Great Britain.

From the age of 11 she performed every summer  singing and dancing at the Regency Theatre at the Derbyshire Miners Holiday Centre Skegness, working with various artists in productions and sketches.

It was during her last season here that she met her future husband Greg. They formed a Variety double act performing in Theatre’s and Cabaret venues here and abroad supporting famous names of the time. The duo won the BBC Rising Stars and performed in various TV and Radio shows here and abroad.

Lesley has choreographed summer shows in Ilfracombe, Scarborough and Bridlington as well as appearing in them.

Always being into fitness and dance Lesley qualified as an exercise to music teacher in 1995 and taught Aerobics at the YMCA for many years. It was while she was working here that she was approached and led the warm ups for the Novartis, Humberston and the  first Race For Life at Cleethorpes fun runs, she did the warm ups for 5 years.

Lesley has a level 2 qualification in Childcare and worked at The Wintergardens Playgroup and Ready Teddy Go Nursery while her children were young. Today Lesley teaches Zumba and other types of excercise at Cleethorpes, Grimsby and Immingham Leisure Centre’s. She leads the Zumba at The Fit To Party event’s at Grimsby Auditorium. Lesley has 3 children and 3 ( soon to be 4 ) grandchildren. We are delighted to have Lesley join the team.

 

Amelia

Amelia is from Grimsby, Lincolnshire and has recently graduated from the Leeds Beckett University with a BA Hons Degree in Dance. She has danced since the age of 3, studying many different styles including Ballet, Modern/Jazz, Freestyle, Lyrical and Contemporary. Qualifications within these include A-Level Dance, Advanced One Modern Jazz, Intermediate Ballet and a Freestyle Dance Associate.

‘I have been a part of many performances throughout my training. Dancing at Sadler’s Wells Theatre, London, 2015, has to be a highlight of my training’.

Besides dance, Amelia also has an interest in music and has achieved her Grade 3 in Music Theory, as well as Grade 5 Violin. She also performed at the Royal Albert Hall, London, as part of a string ensemble. Amelia is currently in the process of setting up her own Dance Company, in order to tour her final degree performance ‘The Maddy and Mimi Show’, co-directed and performed by herself and team. She hopes to be able to perform this at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August this year.

Amelia is a confident, outgoing and positive person and we are excited for her to join us working alongside the Artiez team

 

Laura

Laura has gained a BA Honors Degree in Psychology and Educational Development from Nottingham Trent University. After completing this, she later went on to gain a PG Diploma in Psychology. Throughout University Laura completed volunteer placements in schools and worked as a Teaching Assistant. After University Laura was employed as a Duty Manager of a restaurant and worked there for 2 years before taking a leap of faith and moving to New Zealand for 1 year. In New Zealand Laura worked as an Au Pair, working 13 hour days, looking after two children aged 1 and 3. On returning home from New Zealand, Laura joined the Artiez team initially assisting in various classes within the week. ‘I very much enjoy the variety at Artiez. Moving from Ballet and Tap classes, to Glee Singing Club, Football Club & Craft Club. I’m always kept entertained and on my toes!’ Laura has continued to develop her skills further and is now in the process of completing her teacher training qualification. Laura runs her own cookery clubs in schools throughout the North East Lincolnshire area. Laura is also Artiez head team leader at all club activities held during the school holidays. Laura is a wonderful addition to our team we are delighted to have her onboard the Artiez Adventure.

 

Megan

Megan has a great love for Dance & Musical Theatre. She danced from a young age locally taking part in numerous dance festivals and completing numerous exams in Tap, Ballet and Modern Dance. In 2005, Megan qualified as a Dental Nurse, where she now works part time after starting a family and becoming a mum to her daughter Isla. After going to various baby groups and classes, Megan found a love for working with children. ‘As a mum I love to dance, sing and make things with my daughter and just have fun’. Megan is currently running Nature & Nurture Classes With Melody Bear & is also delivering Crafting sessions throughout some of the local schools. Megan holds an Enhanced DBS Certificate, is first aid trained,  holds FGM & Level 2 safeguarding qualifications. Megan is looking forward to her new adventure and we are delighted to welcome her as part of the Artiez Team.

 

Emma

We would like to introduce you to Emma – our new receptionist / administrator. After completing her A Levels, Emma began working in a bank where she stayed for 8 years before leaving to have her first child. Whilst on maternity leave Emma took voluntary redundancy to spend more time with her family. Since this time Emma has trained to be a Breastfeeding Peer Supporter, had a second child and completed the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) Level 2 course. Emma now supports a local breastfeeding group, volunteers on the maternity ward and is working towards the AAT Diploma in Accounting. Emma lives with her family in Cleethorpes and enjoys walks on the seafront, sewing, knitting, crochet and baking. Emma will be working closely with Brenda to answer all your inquiries & messages. We are delighted to have you as part of the team.

Katie

After meeting her now husband at secondary school, Katie had her first child at 18 years of age. It was then that she discovered her love for being around children and seeing their development. She therefore then decided to go to university where she gained a Certificate of Higher Education in Learning Support. During this time, she also applied to become a foster carer. “I fostered for 3 years caring for many different children and also studied an array of courses surrounding child development. After this time I decided to stop fostering in order to adopt my daughter which was very soon after was followed by my son!”  Katie is now studying for a degree in psychology with the hopes of progressing on to a career in educational psychology. Katie works voluntary each month as part of a ‘Buddy Scheme’ being a positive role model and supporting young people living in care. She also loves home DIY and getting the arts and crafts box out! We hope to be seeing more of Katie over the upcoming months.

Sophie

Sophie has worked in primary schools as a teacher assistant for the past 4 years supporting children of all ages, as well as running an after school skipping club. During this time, she was employed as 1-1 teaching assistant for two years supporting children with special educational needs. Sophie holds her level 2 supporting teaching and learning qualification and is currently working towards her level 3. Sophie is qualified as a Autistic Spectrum Practitioner level 2. She is also first aid trained & holds a food Hygiene level 2 cerificate. Dance and performing arts has always been a big passion. Sophie danced from a young age competing for several years and then went on to study dance and performing arts at college. ‘I’m extremely excited to start a new adventure with Artiez’. We look forward to seeing Sophie at all our upcoming Holiday Clubs.

 

Kelly

Kelly has always enjoyed working with children in the performing industry & began her career working as a Children’s Activity Co-ordinator locally at the age of 16. The role consisted of devising Dance & Theatre performances, drama games and creating crafts with children during the school holidays. Kelly decided that she would like to continue to develop her career working with children and qualified as a level 2 teaching assistant. During this time, she volunteered at a local school where she worked closely with children who had special educational needs. She enjoyed this so much that she continued her studies gaining her SEN unit. Kelly has worked as a childminding assistant encouraging children to work towards the EYFS. She also has a level 2 Health & Social Care Qualification working within the elderly community. ‘I have two beautiful girls who are my world and I love nothing more than entertaining them! I am very excited to be going back to my roots of dancing and teaching and look forward for what the future has instore!’ We are delighted to have Kelly on board our team.

 

Charlene

Charlie has been working in childcare for nearly 12 years. She started her career working in a local nursery as a student and has worked her way up progressing to a senior supervisor. During the time at the nursery, she gained a breadth of knowledge and experience working with children 0-8 years. She gained her Level 4 in Childrens Care and Development, Safeguarding, Advanced In Management, NCFE in Creative Crafts and many other childcare related qualifications along the way. Charlie left this position after 8 years to follow her travelling desires.

Charlie has worked abroad as a Promotional Rep, a Children’s Rep and a Nanny in Kos, Kavos, Zante & Switzerland. Her favourite position was working as the Childrens Representative  with children aged 0-18year old. Here she delivered/taught & managed lots of fun activities such as ; windsurfing, sailing, kayaking, swimming, creating dance shows, sports, circle games and lots more.

On Charlies return home, she moved to Leicester and began working as a deputy of a Preschool and an after school club manager. Charlie returned home to Cleethorpes when becoming pregnant with her first child. She is now back working as a child practitioner at a nursery within the area. She is very excited to be joining the Artiez team at our holiday clubs & to be working with children once again.

 

Dave  

Sport, predominantly football and cricket, have played a significant role in Dave’s life right from primary school to the present day. He has played both sports throughout his schooldays and a large part of his adult life to a good standard. Football has always been a favourite and he has been fortunate to have played, managed and coached both at adult, intermediate and junior levels.

After finishing his playing career in football, he took and passed the referees qualification and then officiated in both adult and intermediate football.  Dave has also attained the FA Level 1 Certificate in Coaching Football as well as several other FA online courses. Dave has also run his own football school for the very young. ‘I am firmly of the opinion that coaching should be fun as well as educational’. We are delighted to have Mr Winslow on board the Artiez adventure!

 

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