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 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 & Co Chartered Management Accountants run the Financial Director services for SCD. Based in York, Stephen has a wide experience of Executive Financial leadership roles in the charity and commercial sectors.
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 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.
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/
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
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 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.
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.
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.
SCD's newest team member, 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.
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.
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.
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 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 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 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 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 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.