Integr8 employ a wide range of very accomplished teachers, esteemed in their profession and many of them still working professionally in the industry. Meet our wonderful team!
Charlie graduated from the University of Winchester in 2008 where she studied Choreography and Dance. Alongside contemporary she had been training in Street as well as classical styles. Charlie founded Integr8 Dance in 2009 after seeing a lack of high quality dance in the area. She wanted to bring dance to more people and show how much it can change your life. In 2012 she was awarded Hampshire Associate Dance Artist and Winchester Entrepreneur of the year.
Louise has been dancing since the age of 6, training at first in classical ballet and since then has enjoyed participating in many aspects including modern, jazz, musical theatre and tap. She trained at Dance for All, a theatre school based in Edinburgh and graduated in June 2012. She achieved high levels of success in the advanced exams for ballet and modern. She enjoys exploring the world of hip hop and street dance using her knowledge of technical training. She also performs in local productions at the Theatre Royal; Full Monty 2015, Little Shop of Horrors 2015 (Dance Captain)
Ellie has recently graduated with a 1st from East 15 Acting school, and has written , composed a starred in a play that went to the west end. She has toured intentionally with theatre companies and has worked as a professional actor in London. After moving back to Southampton she wanted to challenge herself with a career in teaching dance. She is thriving on learning new styles and has taken up position of Head of Performing arts and Events Co-ordinator at Integr8. Ellie really sees a future with Integr8 and is looking forward to growing with the business.
Chrissy has been dancing, singing and acting for many years, and was trained at the British Academy of International Arts in Ballet, Jazz, Tap (Gold Award- Glen Woods Tap) Acting and Musical Theatre. Following this she studied Performing Arts at the University of Winchester, and has enjoyed choreographing numerous theatre productions (bothamateur and professional) throughout the South, winning a curtain call award for Best Choreographer in 2014 for a production of West Side Story. Chrissy runs our Tap and Musical Theatre classes alongside teaching Adult Jazz and Mini/Junior Street Dance.
Nicole has been involved in the performing industry since she was 16 years old. In Dublin, Ireland where she grew up, she performed regularly for a drama company and began her professional dance training at the age of 18. Since then Nicole has completed her degree in Choreography and Dance in the University of Winchester and works full time for Integr8 Dance. Her main passion is teaching dance and coaching cheerleading and is getting lots of opportunities to do both with Integr8.
Mitch has been dancing since the age of 6 and started off training in Ballet, Modern and Tap. Mitch began dancing with Integr8 6 years ago, he loved training with the company so much that he decided to pursue a career in teaching. Mitch specialises in Commercial and choreographs for our crews Activ8 and our newly formed Commercial crew Dynamic. Along side all of these classes Mitch is also one of our main teachers for our disability program here at Integr8 Dance. His favourite part of teaching is seeing the progression in the children’s performances and confidence, like his own as he grew with Integr8.
Deirdre began full-time training in ballet, jazz, contemporary and tap dance in Dublin. While there, she was an apprentice with Whynot Jazz Dance Company under the direction of Lisa Tyrrell. To gain a higher level of training in jazz dance, she moved to the U.S. for the year 2016/2017 and studied at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, as well as spending a summer in Chicago taking intensives with Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago, and Visceral Dance Company. While training in Chicago, she received teacher training in the Giordano Jazz Dance Technique by company director Nan Giordano and is currently the only person in the U.K and Ireland to hold this teaching certification. Deirdre completed the final year of her dance degree in the University of Winchester and graduated in 2018 with a degree in Choreography and Dance. During her time in Winchester, Deirdre began a placement with Integr8 Dance, and post graduation she joined the Integr8 team and now teaches street and contemporary dance.