SCD TEAM

Gemma Bonner

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  Gemma is Co-Director of SCD responsible for developing the quality dance programme and teacher team. 

She has a BA(Hons) in Contemporary Dance from www.nscd.ac.uk

Adam Bonner

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Adam is Co-Director of SCD with Gemma Adam is responsible for strategy development and marketing (& tech stuff). His paid job is Director at Youth United Foundation www.yuf.org.uk

Stephen Perry

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Stephen Perry & Co Chartered Management Accountants run the Financial Director services for SCD. Based in York and working natinally, Stephen has a wide experience of Executive Financial leadership roles in the charity and commercial sectors.

Joanna Knight

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Joanna teaches dance in local schools & community settings. From ballet to street she just loves helping people catch the passion for dance. Joanna is a https://www.istd.org practitioner. 

Emily Cotter

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Emily has a BA (Hons) in Dance performance from www.mdx.ac.uk,loves to create fun, exciting and engaging dance classes where students feel safe to express their own creativity.

Caroline Howard-Vallis

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Caroline teaches SCD's performer classes, street dance and Dance Inc.    
Caroline has taught dance professionally for over 20 years, studying and teaching various dance styles throughout her career. She is a Fellow of the IDTA. https://www.idta.co.uk 

Maggie Kwan

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Maggie loves to explore dance with expressive and dynamic movement. She has performed and taught in a number of dance companies and schools after finishing her MA in Dance performance from LCDS www.theplace.org.uk

Cassie Seeger

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After dancing professionally with The Pittsburgh Ballet Theater and Ballet Arizona in the USA, she moved to London and acquired her Professional Dancers’ Teaching Diploma in 2015 with the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD). Cassie loves helping students discover the gift of creativity.

Silvie Salviano

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Silvie is a diversely qualified personal trainer and Pilates instructor with 12 years experience. Through her experience in the fitness industry, she has specialised in several areas including injury prevention, functional training, postural alignment and high intensity.

Shaun Dillon

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  Shaun works in partnership with SCD and is the director of Dillon Dance Youth company. Shaun studied contemporary dance, completing his BA (Hons) in Dance at the University of Roehampton. Shaun has established himself as an exciting new and upcoming London based choreographer. https://www.dillondance.co.uk/

Liberty Mitchell

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Liberty Studied Dance at The BRIT School and moved on to vocational dance training at Performers College, where she recently graduated with a level 6 diploma.

Natalie Ward

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Natalie holds a BA Hons in Dance and is a well established professional dancer and choreographer in musical theatre and commercial work. Natalie joines SCD after 20 years teaching dance and fitness. She is passionate about giving everyone the opportunity to dance no matter age, ability, gender etc. 

Georgia Homewood

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Georgia studied Dance at The BRIT School and went on to train at www.londonstudiocentre.org gaining a First Class BA (Hons) in Theatre Dance. She is a promotional dancer for Pineapple Dance Studios and has worked with Capital Radio, The BBC and Aston Merrygold.

Alfie Simmons

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Alfie is a passionate young dancer and choreographer. He is a longstanding member of Dillon Dance Youth and has choreographed a number of pieces receiving great praise. His most recent accomplishment was winning The Great Big Dance Off London and then National Finals as choreographer for his own group.

Ilaria Polizzi

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Ilaria, is originally from Sicily and is a professional Belly Dancer with 10 years experience. Ilaria works with adults and teenagers, her mission is to help women feel comfortable in finding the inner dancer.

Nick James

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Former Australian state champion and national finalist, Nick has been competing in ballroom for twenty years, and teaching spontaneously for almost half of that. He has a strong passion for music and human movement, and believes that self-expression is key to personal freedom.

Alice Webster

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After dancing in New Zealand, Alice’s home country, for the last 11 years she moved to London at the start of 2019 to pursue her professional Latin American dance career. Alice loves sharing the joy of movement to music with others in the hope it brightens up their lives.

Michaela Kent

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Michaela spent 25 years as dancer & entertainment manager at holiday centres. She is a qualified ISTD practitioner across a variety of styles. Michaela particularly loves working with more mature groups, including dancers with dementia. She is exicted to join SCD to work with the young at heart

Graham Hodson

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Since being bought his first camera age 7, Graham has been fascinated with capturing 'the moment' in stills or video. With a day job as a BBC cameraman  Graham has been involved with SCD since the beginning as our filmographer and visual media man. https://www.grahamhodson.co.uk

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Anita Mannings

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Anita Mannings grew up training in France, the UK and NYC. 

She gained a professional Diploma in Musical Theatre from Bodywork Company in 2016 and now works all over London as a dancer, teacher and choreographer.

scd volunteer advisory team

Sarah Costerton

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Sarah is passionate about health and full access to life for all people regardless of our biology. Previously a qualified nurse, Sarah is a busy mum and campaigner for people with SEN through https://positiveaboutdownsyndrome.co.uk

Mary Maguire

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Mary is a local entrepreneur running www.brasathome.co.uk a small but growing local business in Sutton, as well as being a busy mum, community champion and school PTA member.

Tamara Burnell

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Tamara is an experienced head of investment within major investment firms. She is an activist for equality and diversity in both business and sport, championing inclusive activities such as korfball, and has a special interest in SEND and neurodiversity.

Dan Ayeni

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Dan is well known in Sutton for his passion for working with the whole community and for using sport as a great gift to bring social change. Dan is Community Action Lead with www.communityactionsutton.org.uk 

Vanessa Fox

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Vanessa is a local primary school teacher experienced in working with children & young people from a variety of backgrounds. She has been involved In various community based sports programmes particularly dance, fitness & gymnastics.

Graeme Hodge

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Graeme is an activist for social justice and equality. He is the CEO of www.allwecan.org.uk a faith based global development non profit. He believes in creating space for everyone to contribute & enjoy building community together.