The programme is curated by globally respected choreographer Lukas McFarlane. Lukas was crowned the UK and Ireland’s best dance act winning ‘Got to Dance’ in 2013. He is Founder and Creative Director of London based ‘UnTitled Dance Company’ who have performed there work to sold out audiences all around the world. Lukas has worked with some of the biggest artists in the world including Taylor Swift, Carly Rae Jepsen and Celine Dion, you may also have caught him performing alongside P!NK on the BRIT Awards this year.
British director and choreographer Kate Prince is the Artistic Director of ZooNation: The Kate Prince Company, which she founded in 2002. She is also an Associate Artist at the Old Vic at Sadler’s Wells, where ZooNation is also a resident company. Her productions include Some Like it Hip Hop (which is currently touring the UK), Into the Hoods (which was the West End’s first hip hop dance show), Message in a Bottle and Groove on Down the Road to name a few!
Layton began his career at 12 playing the title role of Billy in West End production of Billy Elliot and is currently starring as Jamie New in the West End musical Everybody’s Talking About Jamie. He made his debut TV appearance as Kylie in the BBC comedy Beautiful People and following that he played Stephen Carmichael in the BBC Comedy Bad Education. Layton has a passion for inspiring the next generation of performers which is why he created Pros from the Shows, an initiative which offers bespoke workshops for all ages and abilities.
Sarah is the artistic director of O2 the Dance Company and has worked with the likes of Jessie J, The Jacksons, Nelly Furtado, Tom Odell and many many more. Her energy, talent and knowledge of the moving art form has made Sarah a teaching commodity. Sarah has worked with and influenced countless students, dancers and artists, many of whom have continued their pursuit of a professional career in dance with great success including Lukas McFarlane. Sarah will be working with you every morning on your contemporary technique.
Alice’s brilliant ballet introduction class will get you working up a sweat and refining your technique no matter what your level. Alice has danced her whole life but since moving to London from Australia in late 2018 she has been a member of Lukas’s UnTitled Dance Company . You may have also spotted her performing on BBC’s ‘The Greatest Dancer’ as a member of ‘Company Jinks’ choreographed by Ricky Jinks as well as EU’s Big Night Out at Westminster for Parliament.
Shaun is a multi-talented dancer who has not only performed with the likes of Janet Jackson, Rihanna and Nicole Scherzinger but has worked with choreographers such as Brian Friedman, and Kate Prince. For the last 3 years Shaun has been choreographing for recording artist Anne Marie, including performances at Capital Summertime ball, Top of the Pops and music videos for ‘2002’, and ‘Ciao Adios’ which were both nominated for ‘Video of the Year’ at The BRIT awards 2018 and 2019.