Bronte Macmillan FACE OF MOVE IT 2020Bronte is 18 years old and has been training at The Cheshire Theatre School in Manchester. She has trained in all different styles of dance since the age of 3. Bronte starts her training on her Professional Dance and Musical Theatre degree course in September at the incredible Bird College – she is looking forward to what the future holds for her dance career.


What does dance mean to you?

I have two sisters and all three of us have danced all our lives so I love the fact that we can share the same love and interest. I have also met many incredible people from around the world that I wouldn’t have met if I didn’t dance. Since I fell in love with dance from a very young age, I couldn’t imagine my life without it.

What style of dance do you specialise in and why?

I love all styles of dance and wouldn’t say there is a specific style that I specialise in, although I do enjoy contemporary and jazz. I feel both of these styles allow me to be creative and explore musicality on a deeper level.

What message do you want to spread across the dance world?

A message I want to spread across the dance world is to never give up and to always believe in yourself. Something my dad has always taught me is not to strive for perfection but just to enjoy my love of dance.

Who has been your biggest inspiration in life?

Both my Mum and Dad are huge role models in my life and I will always appreciate their constant support. My dance teacher, Vickie Goodwin has also been a huge inspiration and has always believed in me and made me the dancer I am today.

What quote do you live by and why?

‘Everything happens for a reason’. I live by this quote as I feel it’s important to keep striving for your goals and no matter what happens just believe that you’re on the right path.

Describe yourself in 1 word?

I would say determined as everyday I’m trying to improve and learn new things.

What has been your biggest achievement so far in your career?

One of my proudest achievements so far has been recently winning Gold at the Dance World Cup in Portugal last July. I am proud to have represented Team England for 5 years and to have been a soloist in both ballet and jazz styles.

What exciting opportunities do you have coming up in 2019/2020?

In September I will start training at Bird College to study a Professional Dance and Musical Theatre degree. I am looking forward to meeting new people and preparing for the next stage in my dance career.

What does MOVE IT mean to you?

I believe MOVE IT creates an amazing atmosphere and can bring people of all ages and abilities together. I love how there are so many classes that you can participate in as you can learn something new off of every teacher/ choreographer in every class you take.

As MOVE IT is celebrating their 15th birthday, what did you do for your 15th birthday?

I probably went to dance and then went out to celebrate in the evening with my family.

What is your go – to party trick?

Probably something weird and flexible. I love seeing non dancers faces when I do something stretchy.

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What is your favourite part of birthday parties?

Definitely dancing. I will always be up dancing but I also enjoy speaking to and meeting new people.

What song at a birthday party gets you dancing?

Any song that my dance friends and I have had a dance to will always get us up at a birthday party.

Where do you see yourself in 15 years?

I love choreographing and creating so I hope and aspire to be a choreographer along with performing in shows.


MOVE IT 2020 Postponed

It is with great regret that Upper Street Events has today decided that, as a result of the evolving Covid-19 situation, it is no longer possible for us to hold MOVE IT 2020 this weekend. 

We have been following UK Government guidelines and working with the rolling advice from Public Health England and other organisations, but it is now with much sadness that we have taken the decision to postpone the event.  The safety and wellbeing of our staff, exhibitors, visitors, partners and contractors is of the utmost importance to us, and therefore feel the protection and prevention of harm to all involved is vital to this decision.

We love MOVE IT and we love this community and we’ve been carefully listening to the feedback we’ve been receiving from visitors, exhibitors and participants.  Until this morning the community has been overwhelmingly in support of the event continuing as planned.   Since the announcement by the World Health Organisation on the evening of 11th March, which has labelled Covid-19 a pandemic, that sentiment has understandably changed.  We have a duty to safeguard everyone who plays a part in making Move It happen and, as such, we have reached this difficult decision.

We are currently working with ExCel to look at options to reschedule MOVE IT to a later date.  Tickets will be valid for a rescheduled event.  If you are unable to make the new date, a refund will be issued.  We will be in touch over the next week to update you on the situation.

We are sincerely sorry that we have had to make this incredibly difficult decision and thank you for bearing with us at this uncertain time.