Profiles

Simon

Founder and director of Streetenvy Dance & Fitness Academy. Self-taught passion for all dance styles is his influence creating choreography and the satisfaction of both teacher and students alike. As a professional who dedicates countless time towards his classes he admires interaction and equally, independence of the group members. Many Street Dance Championship wins, dancing with Flo-Rida on tour 2009 and performing on Sky One's Got To Dance 2013 are a glimpse of Simon's rewarding experience.

Strengths include street dance styles (hip hop, whacking, house, locking, popping and elements of vogue), reggaeton, commercial and fitness. Founder of GloEnvy Fitness - such a pleasure to be able to teach those who are less confident in dance or with little experience, then to see the progress... I love to inspire others and to see plenty of smiles along the way too!

Sophie

From a young age, I performed in many local musical and dance productions. I really enjoyed dance as a hobby and wanted to expand my range of styles therefore furthering my experience by completing a BA degree in Contemporary Dance and Popular Music at Manchester Metropolitan University. While I was there, I was part of a street dance crew called ‘All Urban’ were we would perform our routines locally around the Manchester area.

Since moving to Bristol, I have worked at many primary schools running street and hip hop dance workshops and classes. My most rewarding experience was when I worked as a dance director at a summer camp in America throughout the summer of 2009, here I choreographed dance routines with the children, which would be performed on a weekly basis.

Karina

I have always known that dance was more than a hobby after having studied it at GCSE, A-level standard and beyond.

With focus on teaching dance with an approach that is both imaginative and inventive, Karina is committed to nurturing each student to maximise their dance potential and go the extra mile to achieve such results.

With over 15 years of training, gaining qualifications from prestigious dance boards such as RAD and ISTD, working with professional companies across the UK, competing in various festivals and musicals such as Fame and having founded my own performance troupe company, I would have to say teaching is definitely the most rewarding achievement! Across my several years of teaching I have been able to collect an array of achievements including the successes at Disneyland Paris, Alton Towers, alongside many national competitions whereby my choreography has been performed to industry professionals.

"At Streetenvy I aim to strive and encourage an atmosphere where students can be confident and themselves learning new and exciting material!"

Sarah

Sarah's training began at her local dance school in Hampshire, learning Ballroom, Latin, Freestyle and Rock and Roll dancing. She competed in many national competitions representing the South East Area and taking examinations with the IDTA. From there she progressed to Guildford College and broadened her training – taking ballet, jazz, street, tap, contemporary, drama and singing classes.

Sarah then went on to Roehampton University to study for a degree in Dance Studies with English Literature, where she learnt various contemporary techniques and also taught for the University Dance Society. During this time she worked in London's West End and performed with a musical theatre group. After finishing University she went on to qualify as a dance teacher with the International Dance Teacher's Association. She has taught at summer dance camps, youth workshops and for various dance schools, including City Limits - owned by Darren & Lilia from Strictly Come Dancing. Sarah has since performed as a cheerleader for Sheffield Wednesday and was Head Coach of the cheerleading squad at Bristol City FC. Sarah enjoys all aspects of performing and can't wait to share her passion with the StageEnvy students!

Maggie

Dancer and instructor originally from Argentina with over 7 years experience in street dance. I have trained in Los Angeles, New York. South America, Russia, Switzerland and more recently in the UK. Having participated in international competitions with OutMadz Crew, Hip Hop International Las Vegas, World of Dance, Danza Los Angeles and many more I have gained a passion for working in teams and freestyling solo. I pride my classes on foundation and cultural elements of the street and club culture.


Maggie is currently a dancer, choreographer, actress and physical theatre performer. She loves to teach at Streetenvy since she gets to know many passionate performers and dancers from all backgrounds, bringing them together to create teams becoming confident to perform.

Lou

Ever since I can remember I have loved to perform on stage and to entertain vast audiences... besides, it makes sense since you cannot miss me with my bright red hair! It is such a pleasure to be able to pass on these skills to encourage others to also enjoy my own passion too.


"I have trained in a range of dance styles including street dance, cheerleading, commercial, reggaeton and cabaret with Streetenvy Dance Academy."


"I am so happy to be working alongside like minded people to be creative and work in the industry I love the most."

Saida

Bristol-based Finnish dancer and dancehall instructor specialising in twerking! Saida practices a wide range of movements from belly dance to hip-hop and has gained experience as a performer on some of the biggest stages in Finland as a performer for Ice-Hockey and basketball matches and as a showgirl in electronic music events including the biggest waterpark in the Nordic countires.


"I aim to make dance fun for all through my supportive and encouraging style of teaching, no matter your previous lesson experience. In my classes you will learn new steps, improve technique and learn to create small choreographies. I love to teach for Streetenvy because I get to meet such vibrant and diverse characters, all in one place for the same reason- TO DANCE!"

Canaan


Having began an insight to her career at the age f 10, Canaan was invited to be a guest dancer in a concert with a top star on the biggest stage in Hong Kong. Following this experience, she later graduated with a Masters in Fine Art (Dance) and is now an inspiring teacher and performer who has more than 10 years of experience teaching comprehensive technique and styles in different dance genres, i.e. Jazz funk, commercial, contemporary, lyrical etc. She has also participated and was awarded in many dance competitions, i.e. Champion & Best Choreography in Hong Kong Best Dance Crew 2010, Champion in Dance Power Competition 2011.

"After moving to Bristol from London last year I have been very excited about meeting different talents, sharing my knowledge and taking on classes at Streetenvy."


All of our teachers are professionals, highly experienced, easily approachable, friendly dancers bringing unique and creative choreography. Fully insured and CRB checked.