We are delighted to welcome Hollie who has joined the CAT team as Coordinator for the Swindon Street Dance and Swindon Contemporary Programmes.
Hollie’s passion for dance started at a tender age of 3 years old, where she attended local dance classes. She then went on to study dance and performing arts at school and college, as well as, at the age of 15, teaching street dance locally and choreographing for Swindon Town Football Cheerleading Club. From there she was lucky to gain a place on the very first cohort of the Swindon Dance Centre for Advanced Training Swindon Street Dance Programme, being taught by some of the most influential and prominent names within the industry. Her professional training started at Liberatus School of Performing Arts, gaining a diploma in Dance Studies, performing and choreographing at some of the UK’s most prestigious venues, including The Royal Albert Hall, Sadlers Wells and Clothes Show Live. After which she went onto to work aboard as a professional singer and dancer. After a little soul searching, she returned home to continue a career in teaching and choreography where over the last 10 years she has continued to teach and professionally develop, expanding her skills and knowledge.
She has now established a career in teaching and pastoral care, being a former Head of Year within mainstream and special educational settings. Her career led her back to Swindon Dance in 2018, where she successfully completed a level 6 teaching qualification – Diploma in dance pedagogy through the ISTD and most recently, in 2021 she gained the only Street Dance teaching qualification in the UK through the renowned Urban Strides.
We are thrilled to have you on the team Hollie.