Wall Of Fame
Here you can read the dance journey of some of our top talent who have come through our doors of Dancing Feet Academy of Dance.
☆ Lauren Rees ☆
Since leaving DFA I trained as a dancer at the London theatre school on a commercial jazz course for a year and also joined a street troupe called Aphrodite.
Landed my first job on celebrity cruise line on the Millennium and since then travelled the Mediterranean, Caribbean and Europe on other cruise lines as well. Also worked in England at holiday parks and hotels as a choreographer / assistant manager.
After leaving DFA, Lauren trained at the London Theatre School on a commercial Jazz course. At this time she also joined a street group called "Aphrodite".
Lauren's first professional contract was with Celebrity cruise lines on the MS Millennium. She has also worked on other cruise lines which have taken her to the Caribbean, Mediterranean and all across Europe.
After spending several years at sea, Lauren returned to the UK
working at various holiday parks and hotels as Choreographer / Assistant Manager.
☆ Natasha Jade ☆
Natasha trained at Millennium Performing Arts, graduating in 2014 with a National Diploma in Musical Theatre. Natasha has since performed in many productions, including The London Palladium and The Alhambra Theatre (Bradford)
Working in London, she even choreographed and taught TV’s stand up comedian Russell Howard for promotional material shown across Billboards in London for a Charity event! Natasha then embarked on her debut cruise contract which took her to many beautiful countries including Iceland and Russia. Since then Natasha has been working in the sunshine for TUI’s Magic Life in Kos, Greece as dance captain- performing in their nightly shows and as a qualified group fitness instructor (IFAA) teaching fitness classes during the day!
In between contracts, Natasha loves returning home to DFA to pass on her knowledge and passion to the students and choreographing many recent senior pieces for DFA’s production shows, including reunion pieces ‘Chorus Line’ and the West End choreography of ‘Chicago’- involving 40 current and past pupils!
Natasha returned home in 2018 and is honoured to now be a permanent member of the DFA family.This year Natasha has launched her own branch off from the Academy - "DFA ASSOCIATES" - offering once a month elite training in dance and musical theatre to the budding students in Devon and giving students the chance to work with West End stars, top choreographers, professional dancers and top vocal coaches!
Watch this space............
☆ Milly Flynn ☆
Milly graduated from the Urdang academy, London in 2018 with a Diploma in Professional Dance and Musical Theatre. Her first contract as a Professional Dancer and Instructor was with TUI Magic Life in Rhodes, Greece. From here she returned to London, danced in immersive theatre productions as well as teaching fitness classes and is now training as a Physiotherapist.
"Thank you Dancing Feet for getting me to the level I needed to get into Vocational Colleges and for all the incredible experiences you gave me, the shows were unforgettable and the people I met at dancing have become lifelong friends. Dance is so much more than what you do in the studio, it’s about the skills you learn that transfer into everyday life and Dancing Feet taught me so many things I am more than grateful for”.
☆ Liv Riley ☆
Liv trained at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, graduating in 2015 with a BA (Hons) in Contemporary Dance. During her time in London, Liv worked with professional choreographers and companies including Anna Williams, Zoi Dimitriou, Marie Gabrielle-Rotie and Sasha Waltz & Guests.
She performed in the City of London Festival and her choreography, ‘Scope for Space’, was selected to be performed for the Trinity Laban 2015 Degree Show.
Since relocating back home to Devon, Liv has co-founded Taw Graduate Dance, a group of recent graduates who choreograph and perform across the South West. She has also worked with Stacked Wonky Dance, performing ‘Where the Wild Things Are’ at Samphire festival in 2016.
Liv returned to Dancing Feet as part of the teaching team for several years, and now after relocating to Bristol she is one of DFA's guest teachers.
☆ Lydia Mackenzie ☆
Since leaving DFA I have completed a pre-vocational course at Legat School of Dance in East Sussex where I was awarded the opportunity to perform in the corps de ballet of Bermuda Civic's Ballet production of 'Romeo and Juliet' in 2012.
My training then continued for the next three years at Central School of Ballet. I performed with Ballet Central 2015 on their national tour in works choreographed by Christopher Bruce, Sharon Watson, Christopher Marney, Kit Holder and Christopher Hampson. Since graduating I have been working as a freelance dancer and have been involved in projects with the Royal Academy of Arts and immersive theatre productions. I also teach dance to children and young adults through various community projects.
☆ Grace Walter ☆
From a very young age ballet was my first love and from the age of 10 I trained with the Royal Ballet Junior Associates followed by the Mid Associates. Whilst at DFA I achieved my Advanced exams in Ballet, Tap and Modern.
I then went on to win a full scholarship at the Northern Ballet School in Manchester where I trained for 3 years graduating with a Level 6 Diploma in Professional Dance. My first professional contract was with Costa Cruise Lines which saw me cruising the Caribbean.
Since then I have completed further contracts with Costa which have taken me all over the world.
More recently Grace has been touring with the show "Fast Love" where she has been promoted to Dance Captain.