Claudia Bagley began her ballet training at the age of 2 in Suffolk, completing ISTD Ballet, Modern and Tap Examinations to Advanced 2 Level. She gained both Junior and Senior Ballet Scholarships with the British Ballet Organization and performed as a young dancer at The Royal Opera House and with the European Ballet Company. She furthered her training at London Studio Centre, graduating with a BA Hons Degree in Theatre Dance. In her third year, she toured the UK with The Jazz Dance Company.
Claudia has worked internationally as a professional dancer both on cruise ships and in the commercial sector for corporate events and fashion shows. Her career has enabled her to travel extensively, spending significant time in Europe, South-East Asia and South America, as well as a world voyage with P&O cruises. She has been Production Manager and Dance Captain for the Italian company, MSC Cruises, for many years, managing a high-calibre of international artists and responsible for the daily delivery of world-class production shows. Most recently, Claudia became their Associate Choreographer, casting and rehearsing performers for one of the world’s largest cruise ships.
Claudia has taught dance classes and workshops throughout her career in a range of disciplines, including Ballet, Jazz and Musical Theatre. In 2018, she gained a Level 6 Extended Diploma in Dance Teaching with BBO Dance. She continues to teach in dance schools and performing arts colleges throughout London alongside performance work and her creative role in show production. Career highlights have included performing the Can Can at the MSC Meraviglia Christening Ceremony, hosted by Sofia Loren, in Saint Nazaire, France (2017) and teaching at the world-famous Pineapple Dance Studios (2018)
Liliana Della Valle is a London based dance artist and freelance danceteacher. She graduated from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance with a BA in Contemprorary Dance, and is continuing her research through the Specialist Diploma in Choreological Studies, studying movement analysis and somatic investigations.
As a teacher, Liliana has taught in contemporary roles at Helen Cox’s Childrens Contemporary Dance and with Rambert’s Participation and Outreach Programme and as a ballet teacher across Canada Water Studios, Vacani School of Dance and Susan Handy Dance. Liliana’s own choreographic work has been performed at the Bonnie Bird theatre, Greenwich.
Marie Sheehy began studying ballet at the age of 3, and quickly fell in love with dancing. She found a passion for Contemporary dance through the DanceEast CAT scheme where she studied for 6 years, alongside her training at the wonderful King Slocombe School of Dance in Cambridge. At 16 she joined the London Studio Centre associates program, extending her training to include Jazz, Musical Theatre and singing. Following this, she moved to London to study at London Contemporary Dance School.
Marie relocated to Sicily to join the collectivo of Compagnia Zappalà Danza in January 2019. She was part of the research and development process for ‘Kairos’ by Amos Ben – Tal and ‘Etre’ by Maud del la Purification. She performed in repertoire work ‘Corpo Cage’ by Roberto Zappalà, and in ‘Untitled’ by Moritz Ostruschnjak, which premiered at Scenario Pubblico. On returning to London, Marie performed with International Arts Collective in their world premiere of ‘Free.’
Since then, Marie has continued to explore her versatility as a dancer in the commercial industry. She is a member of several collectives who regularly train and create work together. She was recently cast in the music video ‘Ready for Forever’ by Premium Leisure,’ and hopes to collaborate on more projects of this nature.
Alongside performing, Marie very much enjoys teaching and sharing her passion for dance.
Ann Wall trained with Richard Slaughter in the Cecchetti method, on The Royal Ballet School Associate Programme and at English National Ballet School. She graduated with a Diploma in Professional Dance and the highest grade in her year for her dissertation. Whilst training Ann had
the opportunity to perform on tour in the ENB My First Series: Swan Lake, dancing the roles of Queen and Big Swans. She danced at theatres including The Royal Opera House and performed a soloist role in Raymonda for her graduation performance at New Wimbledon Theatre. She also appeared in Le Corsaire with English National Ballet and was a teaching assistant for the ENBS Saturday classes for children.
Ann has danced professionally with Ballet Cymru at theatres including The Sadler’s Wells Theatre and The Wales Millennium Centre Cardiff, alongside The National Orchestra of Wales. She danced the roles of Lady Capulet in Romeo and Juliet and Helena in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. She also danced in The Nutcracker with Brecon Festival Ballet.
Ann has a passion for ensuring everyone has access to ballet performances and has been a dancerwith The Ballet Pod, a North Wales initiative directed by Richard Slaughter bringing ballet tounlikely places. She has performed in care homes, bookshops, play groups and dance schoolsboth in the local communities of North Wales as well as further afield in Shropshire and performed at The Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod.
Ann has worked for 6 different ballet schools across London. She holds a First Class BA Hons Degree in Professional Practice in Arts (Dance) from Middlesex University, a Certificate with Distinction in Inclusive Dance Instruction from Para Dance UK, and a Diploma with Distinction in Sports Psychology from the School of Natural Health Sciences.
Ann began working with English Youth Ballet in 2020 and has taught and danced roles including Odette, pas de six and Neapolitan dance in Swan Lake, Aurora, Lilac fairy and Bluebird from Sleeping Beauty, the Spirit mother in Cinderella and the dawn Solo in Coppelia.
You can find out more about Ann at www.annwalldance.com
Holly Moon-Griffith is a professional, versatile Ballet and Contemporary dancer, who has previously danced with The B&M Compagnie in Biarritz, France. She trained at and graduated from Central School of Ballet with a First Class Honours in Professional Dance and Performance, and is therefore extensively trained in Classical Ballet, Pas De Deux, Contemporary, Improvisation, Jazz, Modern and Flamenco dance. Whilst dancing professionally in France, Holly has toured and danced in many new neo-classical works with The B&M Compagnie and performed many classical roles, including Lead Wili in Giselle at the Theatre L’hermine for The B’Compagnie in St Malo, France.
During Holly’s graduate year with Ballet Central, she performed as the Ballerina Doll, a Mirliton and a Snowflake in The Nutcracker at the ADC Theatre Cambridge. Holly also rehearsed works and was coached by Wayne McGregor, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, Sophie Laplane and Jenna Lee during her final year.
In addition to performing, Holly thoroughly enjoys working with children, and understands the great value nurturing teachers and fun dance classes add to childhood.
Helen Rose is a professional dancer and freelance dance teacher. She trained at Bird College, where she gained a BA (Hons) in Professional Dance & Musical Theatre.
Career highlights so far would include playing Phyllis Dale/ Dance Captain for 42nd Street (Upstairs at The Gatehouse), being a featured dancer in the film Last Night in Soho (Feature Films) and Dance Captain/ Ensemble/ Cover Wicked Sister in Cinderella (Newcastle Theatre Royal).
Helen is also a member of the all female jazz group The Queens, as seen on BBC 1’s The Greatest Dancer. The group were chosen to be one of Cheryl’s final 3 acts, making it through to perform in the live finals. Since the show, The Queens have gone on to compete internationally at the World of Dance championships in LA and have collaborated with brands such as Fila and Barry’s Bootcamp.
Alongside her performing career, Helen loves to share her passion for dance through teaching . Her versatile training has enabled her to teach a variety of disciplines including ballet, modern, tap, jazz, musical theatre and street dance and she loves passing on the joy of dance to others.