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Staff

Olivia Duggan

olivaOlivia has danced her way through life and is very excited and proud to have founded ‘Liv2dance’ in September 2015; a school which can inspire and spread the enjoyment and immeasurable benefits of dance and performing arts with many others.

Starting her training at The Hilda Davis School of Dancing, Derbyshire at the tender age of 2, Olivia was hooked! Following years of performances in competitions, shows, festivals and successfully completing exams in Tap, Ballet, Modern and Acrobatics Olivia progressed onto London College of Dance accredited by Middlesex University where she gained a BA (hons) in Dance. Whilst continuing to perform Olivia taught ISTD and RAD syllabus work in schools around Bedfordshire and spent a Summer teaching in the United States before re-locating to Kent. Following the move Olivia continued to develop her teaching skills delivering lessons in primary schools, private dance and theatre schools and establishing a new Dance department in a local Secondary School.

She successfully launched Theatretrain Maidstone in 2007 followed by Theatretrain Ashford in 2013. Both centres provide professional training from 3 – 18 years in Dance, Singing and Acting offering all students performance opportunities in local shows. Alongside this Olivia’s students have performed at Disneyland Paris and in prestigious West End venues including; Sadlers Wells, The London Palladium, The O2 Arena and The Royal Albert Hall.

Continuing to develop her skills in education, Olivia became a performing Arts Lecturer in a FE College delivering courses from Level 1 up to Foundation Degree. She later become Course Leader and then Programme Area Manager for Performing Arts. Olivia completed a PGCE in the Life Long Learning Sector at Canterbury Christ Church University and is an Arts Award Advisor for Trinity College, London.

Olivia’s career has enabled her to work with all ages and abilities and has strengthened her passion to share the magic of dance and performing arts with others.

 
She welcomes you to Liv2dance and can’t wait to support you on your journey with us!

Alice Gouldsworthy

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Alice Gouldsworthy has had a passion for dance and performing from a young age and has completed numerous ISTD exams in Ballet, Tap, Modern and Jazz as well as having attended weekly Musical Theatre classes throughout her teenage years which led to West End performances.

Alice graduated with a BA (Hons) in Dance at Creative Academy. Alongside this she has trained in ‘Pilates Matwork Level 3’ and has gained a City and Guilds qualification in PTLLS (Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector). In the course of her training she studied Ballet, Tap, Modern, Jazz, Contemporary and Commercial working with many of the top dance companies such as Rudeye, AVA Dance Company, Rambert Dance Company, and Stopgap Dance Company.

Alice is currently teaching in a variety of Theatre Schools in Kent and is delighted to be working with the students at Liv2dance.

Ellie Fiore

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Since graduating Reynolds Training Academy in 2012 with a BTEC National Diploma in Musical Theatre Ellie’s performing credits include: ‘Dance Captain’ for Channel 5’s ‘Milkshake! Live’, ‘Princess Aurora’ in Sleeping Beauty, ‘Scarecrow’ in Looking For Oz, and for the summer of 2016 is playing ‘Fairy Factor’ in a tour of Jack And The Beanstalk. Ellie is also a singer/songwriter under the name of ‘Edee’ if you’d like to see more of her work please visit her website www.edeemusic.com. Ellie teaches various styles of Dance including: Jazz, Ballet, Lyrical, Tap, Commercial & Street Dance