About us

Meet the team

 

Marie Smith

Marie Smith

Director

 

Mem. U.K.A. Ballroom & Latin American, Mem. IDTA Ballroom, Mem. IDTA Latin, Lecturer and Championship, Adjudicator in Ballroom, Latin American, Free Style, Rock & Roll, Latin in Line Salsa and Cheerleading.

Former World Cabaret Challenge Winner Former North East of England Professional Ballroom and Latin Champion Finalists in the United Kingdom Open Professional Ten Dance Championships Finalists in United Kingdom closed Professional Ballroom and Latin Championships

Danielle Bibby

Danielle Bibby

Instructor

 

Throughout the week Danielle currently works as a Medical Records Clerk at Walton Hospital. As well as teaching various classes at Silhouette, Danielle also teaches dance and fitness classes across Merseyside.

She began her training at the age of 8 at The Elizabeth Hill School of Dance and Drama where she gained distinctions in all RAD and IDTA exams taken. Throughout her time at Elizabeth’s she competed in many shows and competitions all over the UK and at the age of 14 she became the North West of England junior ballet champion.

In 2009 Danielle gained her place at Paul McCartney’s Performing Arts University (LIPA) where she gained a 2:1 honours degree after completing the 3 years. In 2011 she toured around Great Yarmouth and Essex as part of a variety show which then went on to travel more parts of the UK.

Susie Richmond

Susie Richmond

Instructor

 

Susie has over 20 years dance experience and is a qualified member of the IDTA.

She competed in ballroom and Latin American competitions before deciding to follow her love of teaching dance.

She is an experienced teacher in various forms of dance including freestyle, ballroom, Latin American, sequence, bellydancing, Latin in line and sumbasize.

She has choreographed many routines over the years including performances on the theatre and dances for wedding couples for their first dance.

Samantha Travis

Samantha Travis

Instructor

 

Samantha is 20 and works as a Nursery Nurse throughout the week and as a trainee dance teacher at Silhouette by night. She has been dancing since she was three years old and has danced in a variety of competitions and taken dance exams. Samantha has taken all her rosette exams from the ages of four to eight years, taken her Free Style exams from beginners up to Star 1 and has taken cheerleading exams from rosettes to one dance.

Most her exams have been taken in ballroom and Latin. She started to assist teaching at the age of 16 and started to train for her teaching exams when she was 18. Samantha is still currently taking exams but is qualified in basic stunts and Level 3 cheerleading.

Samantha has danced in a wide range of competitions such as free style competitions competing in solos, doubles, rock and roll and disco teams. She has also competed and is still competing in the senior squad in cheerleading who compete in Blackpool twice a year (the competetion is held by Silhouette Dance Club).

Samantha has competed in Supadance from the age of 5 to 15 years. She attended the Blackpool competition in 2004 ‘Championships of Tomorrow’ which is a huge competition in January and came 4th out of 20 couples. She has also attended the Supadance finals at Pontins and competed in other competitions.

Tania

Tania

Instructor

 

Oriental or belly dancing is very much about self expression. It can be done in groups or solo, as a performance or on ones own for the simple enjoyment of the dance. Tania started belly dancing at about 11 years ago in Liverpool and has been teaching for about 8 years. Her style is more Turkish than anything else, but with influences from other areas including western rock. Tania has studied many different styles of ‘belly’ dance, with teachers from all over the world, from sha’abi (the equivalent of Egyptian street dance) to American Tribal Style (or ATS – a fusion of oriental and western dance styles) and tends to incorporate aspects of these into her choreographies, rather than being a purist to one particular style. She has performed on stage both in groups and solo and has also danced professionally at private parties and in restaurants, and is a member of a Manchester based dance agency. Her classes are centred around the idea of fitness and fun as much as learning to dance and they include aspects of confidence building and performance technique, which she believes to be as important as learning actual dance moves. Provided students are mature enough to attend a class without causing disruption, and fit enough to do so without causing themselves injury, she has no restrictions to age, size or gender.

Natalie Kipling

Natalie Kipling

Instructor

 

Natalie Kipling age 29 currently a trainee biomedical scientist at the royal Liverpool hospital, studying at John Moores University. Gymnast from the age of 5, I competed as a sports acrobat for Liverpool Park Road sports centre.
I have 7 years pole fit experience including pole dancing, pole acrobats and burlesque.
I perform my pole skills in themed shows in Liverpool.
I have been teaching pole acrobats for around 4 years and and I have just started teaching flexibility work shops which help with those advanced gymnast/pole acrobat moves.
Charlotte Evans

Charlotte Evans

Instructor

 

Charlotte started dancing at the age of 5, training in ballet and tap. At the age of 7, she went onto training as a gymnast, continuing onto Hip Hop and Cheerleading up until the age of 19. Charlotte competed in gymnastics, hip hop and cheerleading competitions for 12 years across the UK.

As well as training as a dancer herself, Charlotte has been a gymnastics coach for 2 years and a hip hop and cheerleading coach for a further 2, also teaching in schools.

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Katie Roberts

Katie Roberts

Instructor

 

Katie has trained since the age of 3 years old in Ballet, Tap, Jazz and Contemporary at a local dance school in St Helens, The Elizabeth Hill School of Dance and Drama. She has competed in competitions all over the UK with the dance school and gained distinctions in all RAD and ISTD exams taken. Katie has also gained qualifications in UKCA Level 3 Stunts and Cheer.

Katie began her professional dance career after graduating with a 2:1 BA Hons Dance Degree from The Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts in 2014. She then went onto perform in a 5* luxury resort in Greece for 6 months alongside her twin sister Emma. After getting the bug for travelling, in 2015 she performed onboard various luxury cruise lines which took her all over the world; Central America, Europe and Norway to name but a few. In between cruise contracts she performed in a UK Tour which allowed her time to teach in local dance schools and fall in love with teaching.

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Emma Roberts

Emma Roberts

Instructor

 

Emma began her training at The Elizabeth Hill School of Dance and Drama at the young age of 3 years old. She gained distinctions in all RAD and ISTD exams taken in Ballet, Tap, Jazz and Contemporary and she has competed in competitions all over the UK with the dance school. Emma has also gained qualifications in UKCA Level 3 Stunts and Cheer.

At the age of 18 Emma then went on to gain a place on the Dance degree course at the prestigious school The Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts. In 2014 she graduated with a 2:1 BA Hons Dance Degree. Not long after this, she started her professional dance career performing in a 5* luxury resort in Greece for 6 months. Emma then travelled around the world performing onboard various luxury cruise lines for 3 years. In between dance contracts she has taught in various primary and high schools as well as other private dance schools to continually develop her teaching skills.