What are your top 3 favourite cheerleading company hen parties in Milton Keynes?
- Burlesque- This party is great fun and I love helping the hens transform into their sassy inner burlesque artistes!
- Cheerleading- The hens always love the personal cheer and it's so much fun shaking those poms in the routine!
- Dirty Dancing- I love the film (who doesn't?!) and it is such fun acting out the scenes. There is always a sense of achievement when the group master the lift and it's great to be a part of it.
What do you love about teaching hen parties in Milton Keynes?
It is the best job! I auditioned to become part of The Cheerleading Company hen party team back in 2012 and since joining, I have loved every minute.
Every party is always so much fun; I enjoy all of the themes and feel so proud when the hens have accomplished the routines and lifts!
Do you have a favourite hen party moment?
One which really stands out was when I taught a Single Ladies party a few months ago. The group did amazingly well learning the routine and they sent in some lovely feedback as well as a video of them all doing it together which was fantastic. It's so nice knowing that they had as much fun as I did!
Who inspires you to want to dance?
It's very hard to choose! I draw inspiration from everywhere. I love the fierceness of music video divas such as Beyonce or The Pussycat Dolls. I also love going to the theatre and I am inspired by the way Matthew Bourne challenges the 'normal' for example by reversing the traditional gender roles and showing women to be strong. This is why I love burlesque so much! I am also inspired by anyone who attends one of my hen parties who may never have danced before...but by the end they have achieved so much and had lots of fun too!
What dance training have you had?
I am a fully trained dancer and I have a BTEC National Diploma as well as a BA HONS Degree in dance and professional practice. I have studied many different areas of dance including jazz, ballet, street, tap, musical theatre, Bollywood and even pole dance but I specialise in contemporary and choreography. In addition to teaching hen parties I have a lot of experience teaching within schools and colleges. I love to teach dance!