Freelance Dance Artist

About Hannily



I hope you love dance as much as I do and welcome to my website!

As a Dance Artist I can provide for you:

– Personal Training – for more information on my programme, ‘Raise the Barre’:

– Adult ballet and contemporary dance classes
– University lecturing
– Technique training, specialising in Ballet and Contemporary Dance
– Private lessons
– Mentoring
– Rehearsal directing
– Workshops
– Choreography for specific projects


Here is a bit about me:

I am a freelance Dance Artist based in South West England and I am passionate about dance excellence, health and wellbeing. I graduated from Trinity Laban, London in 2003 with a BA (Hons) in Dance Theatre and in 2010 I gained a MA in Dance Performance from the University of Chichester. I also have a Certificate in Education.

I was a previous member of MAPdance Company (Artistic Directors: Yael Flexor and Detta Howe) and during that I time I was part of a UK tour. I performed work by internationally renowned choreographers Shobana Jeyasing, Matthias Sperling, Colin Poole, Keira Martin and Gregory Maqoma.

I deliver tailor made workshops, lecture at universities (Bath Spa University, THE EDGE at Bath University and Winchester University), direct youth dance companies (Hampshire Youth Dance Company and 2BU at Pavilion Dance South West) and teach adult Ballet and Contemporary dance classes in the Bath and Frome areas. Additionally I offer a personal training service, designed to suit your needs and work towards your goals.

I am commissioned to create dance pieces for educational touring companies, youth companies or to lead creative dance projects. I have taught dance to ages 3-65 years in schools, colleges, universities, specialist dance schools, in adult educational settings and in the community. Additionally I have led indoor and outdoor site-specific projects, choreographed outdoor festivals, Operas, created dance films and worked with a range of abilities; from the gifted and talented to participants with a disability.

Many of my students have progressed onto vocational schools, such as Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance, Trinity Laban, The Place, Bird College, Northern School of Contemporary Dance, Arts Educational School, Ballet West, Mountview Theatre School, London Studio Centre and Laines Theatre Arts.

Additionally, I am former co-founder and Artistic Director of Replica Dance Company alongside Thomas Pickard. Replica was a performance and education company that created work, drawing from historical accounts, film and vintage style. The company have previously showcased work across the UK, notably at Resolution 2012 and Platform AD, Covent Garden and were mentored by Etta Murfitt (Matthew Bourne’s Associate Director)

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