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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
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Sophie’s passion for dance developed from the age of three learning various dance styles including ballet, tap and modern. As a child she performed in various competitions, performances and festivals across the North West.
Sophie began her professional training at Centre Pointe, Manchester. Sophie trained in ISTD ballet, tap and modern. She also trained in contemporary, jazz, musical theatre and commercial dance styles and completed her A-Levels in Dance and Performance Studies. Sophie then moved to London to begin her studies at Middlesex University where she developed a love for choreography. She completed her undergraduate degree in 2017 with a BA (Honours) in Dance Studies (Choreography).
Since graduating Sophie has worked across the UK as a freelance dance teacher and choreographer delivering classes and workshops in various schools, colleges and universities. As a choreographer Sophie works as project assistant and company member of B-Hybrid Dance (London) alongside director Brian Gillespie on new worksperformed at Resolution 2018 and The Royal Vauxhall Tavern. Sophie founded SMG Dance Collective in 2017 where herself and company dancers perform new works across the North West, including The Walker Art Gallery, Constellations and Blackburne House, Liverpool. SMG Dance Collective is also supported by the Wayne McGregor FreeSpace programme.
Sophie began studying for her Masters degree at the University of Salford in Creative Dance Education in 2019 where she hopes to continue to develop her skills as a dance educator.
Hi my name is Jennifer Arnaud, I am fully qualified dance Teacher A.I.D.T.A and have a BA (Hons) and Masters degree in dance. I have worked for princess cruise lines and celebrity cruise lines and currently the choreographer and dance supervisor/captain for a uk and abroad touring show. I have over 18 years of teaching experience and so glad to be back working at silhouette dance club.
My love for Dance started at an early age here at the Silhouette Dance Club.
Completing IDTA exams and competitions in Ballroom, Latin, Cheer and Freestyle
I attended Cowley High school were my love for Contemporary dance developed. I then completed GCSE and A level Dance and went on to John Moores University to gain a BA Hons in Dance.
In my early career I worked for an Educational Dance company and spent a couple of seasons working as an entertainer for Thomson.
I then became a qualified primary teacher completing a PGCE and worked for many years in primary schools, as both a teacher and P.E/ Dance/Gym specialist.
Currently in my day job I am Managing Director of Upbeat Academy, a cultural arts organisation delivering Dance, Music and Drama in schools and community settings to people of all ages across the North West.