2018/2019 TEACHERS TBA
Jazz & Ballet – Bless Klepcharek
Bless trained at London Studio Centre – Theatre Dance, Ludomir Rozycki Ballet Academy and with Jacek Luminski Contemporary Silesian Company. His theatre credits include Footloose (European premiere) 42nd Street, The Best of Musicals (European tour) Mamma Mia (European tour), Hercules, Chicago.
Other Credits: BRITAIN’S GOT TALENT 2016 Semi Finalists, Sapnay Dance Company GOT TO DANCE Semi Finalists , West End Gala 2015, British Medical Awards 2014/2015, International Netball Tour 2014, Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, Peugeot commercial, Lyca Mobile advert, Mercedes Benz show, Guardian advert, Jay Sean Dancer (Wembley Stadium), Dancer (The One Show, BBC), Dancer (Alan Carr Chatty Man), Dancer (Strictly Live Dancing), Shanghai Fashion Week, Sony commercial, Honda HR-V commercial, Live Theatre Performance Play (Peterborough Arena)
Movies: A Midsummer Night’s Dream chor by Arlene Phillips, Thor 2 The Dark World, Anna Karenina chor by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Sherlock Holmes 2, Guardians of the Galaxy, Critical TV Series and Humans TV Series
Teaching: London Dance Studio, Hampstead University, Spotlight Musical Theatre, Kingston University, Birmingham Dance School, LMW Dance Company, LCP Academy, Escuela Europea de Alicante in Spain and Warsaw Academy of Dance in Poland.
Contemporary/ Flex & Tone – Steve Williams
Steve trained in Australia, before taking an international career in a range of varied styles. He has worked with names such as Erica Sobel, Stephen Tannoz, Jason Winters and Supple Nam. He moved over to London and has worked for big names and opened his own burlesque show in London. His background and training makes his style a real fusion of movements. His training includes Newtown High school of Performing Arts, Brent Street Studios (Full time cert IV) and the Jason Winters Contemporary Course (Diploma of Elite Performance).
Steve’s credits include”The Great Gatsby” (dancer/extra), “The New Wolverine” (extra) and “Goddess”.
Tashi began dancing at the age of nine in a small country town in Western Australia, building her foundations of dance in jazz, ballet, lyrical, hip hop and tap. After high school, she completed her Diploma in Performing Arts majoring in Musical Theatre, and worked within W.A in private events, corporate shows, music videos and stage performances.
She moved to London in 2014 to pursue a career as a performer and now works with Uncorked Theatre (an immersive theatre company), House of Jazz (a jazz performance company) and two cabaret/burlesque companies, Chic BonBons and Les Belles Femme, as well as working in music videos, live shows and private events. She has a passion for giving an intimate performance, which is why she loves to teach burlesque styles – to empower women, give pride to the art of subtleties and allow each individuals artistry to shine.
Davy radiates passion and flair with her enthusiastic approach to dance and fitness. She is licensed to teach Zumba, Zumba Toning, Zumbatomic and Zumba in the Circuit. She has been a member of the Zumba Instructor Network for over 5 years, and has danced with the founder of Zumba, Beto Perez, on a number of occasions. Zumba with Davy is an exhilarating, effective, easy-to-follow, Latin-inspired, calorie-burning dance fitness-party that moves participants toward joy and health. Her dance styles include Salsa, Merengue, Samba, Cumbia, Reggaeton, Calypso and Quebradita. ‘Wherever you come from, whoever you are, every shape, every size, every age, you can dance! All you have to do is be YOU and be HAPPY!
Tarek Khwiss is a dancer, choreographer, founder CEO of “Gawz” and an instructor with a vision to “Innovate and unite the creative industries”.
He started training from the age of 15 but gained his love for dance ever since being introduced to “MTV” and “Missy Elliott”. He started his journey with Rose Chu (Greenhouse dance) who guided him through the baby stages, educating him about the history of “Hip Hop” as well as the West End stage. At 17 he auditioned to study at “Lewisham College” and 2 years later had the knowledge and technical training in Ballet, Contemporary and Jazz.
He has taught workshops in Washington DC, Italy, Amsterdam,Austria and New York City, and credits include Hunter LTM, Sky Atlantic “Kevin Bacon”, Vodafone, Spotify, Nick Helms “Uncle”, Superdrug “Rihanna” perfume launch, “DANONE” campaign, and Stedman Pearson.
Alongside teaching commercial at KCL, he also runs a class at Studio 68, and has created “Gawz” a brand, company and movement to unite one to unite all! #GawzLove
Swing – Jeff Tong and Holly Nicholls
Jeff’s dance career started at the one and only KCL Dance Soc and really has them to thank for what has transpired. He quickly specialised in the partnered dancing styles offered and with numerous KCL dance shows under his belt, he went on to train with Swing Patrol, most noticeable for bringing the Swing scene to the nation. He is also part of the performance troupe The Brat Pack, who take everyone by surprise with their high energy levels and hair-raising aerials. Placing at national and international competitions, Jeff isn’t shy of performing (and flying!) on the big stage, at festivals or on TV.
Holly discovered her passion for dance when she did GCSE and A-Level Dance at school which introduced her to different styles. Her true passion now is Swing dance which she discovered at KCL almost two years ago. Since learning the steps and performing in the annual KCL dance show she has progressed to teaching and choreographing. In the last year she has joined an all girl authentic jazz group that specialise in 1920s Charleston called The Dixie Dinahs. She regularly performs with the Dinahs both in London and further afield, and has recently danced for the BBC with the Chelsea Pensioners and Veterans.
Swing continues to boom since its introduction to KCL in 2013 and hopes this year is no different. Jeff and Holly’s combined experience in performance, choreography and teaching means that KCL Dance Soc is in for a real treat. With the desire to showcase this highly enthusiastic and infectious dance style, they are delighted to be back and cannot wait to get more young people into the vintage dance!
Hip Hop – Kamile Davidonyte
Kamile – a young, charismatic and talented dancer, who through her dancing journey has already gained several years of experience as a dance teacher. Her students are not only rapidly evolving in Hip-Hops dance scene, but also have already won many dance competitions. Kamile has also participated in various television projects and won competition in Lithuania and abroad. Her dance classes will introduce you to authentic Hip-Hop moves and Hip-Hop’s history. You will also be learning basic dance steps, coordination and will train your musicality and memory.
Some of Kamile’s Accomplishments:
2015 Infinite Force 2vs2 Hip-Hop 1st place
2014 BOE 2vs2 Hip-Hop 1st place
2014 The Circle 1vs1 Hip-Hop 2nd place
Tap – Adele Joel
Adele was born and raised in London and her passion for tap takes her all over the world. Having danced from a young age, her dream is to continue to improve her tap skills and share what she has learnt.
Adele is a a member of many UK based tap companies, including Old Kent Road founded by Avalon Rathgeb which was a recommended show at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival with 5 star reviews. She was lucky enough to attend Andrew Nemr’s first ever intensive and was honored to be part of his tap company, Cat’s Paying Dues where she performed in the 10th Anniversary show, Off Broadway, NYC. As a qualified teacher, Adele coaches at several dance colleges and runs her own workshops throughout Europe and the UK.
Adele creates workshops for corporate events such as the Lalaland DVD release for Lionsgate, and performs at the London Tap Jam.She has also trained with some of the best teachers such as Jason Samuel Smith, Sam Webber, Michele Dorrance and many many more! She has also represented England at the World Championships.
Salsa & Bachata – Nicholas Theodorou, Louise Erina Yee
Nicholas “NickChata” has been teaching Cross Body Salsa and Bachata Sensual for 5 years in London, learning the style from the original creators of Bachata Sensual and is only one of 3 fully certified instructors in the U.K.
Having competed internationally around Europe and Asia, Nicholas’s style has evolved from performing and entertaining to the routes of all Latin dances, smooth, connected leading and following on the social floor.