Principal: Claudia Bagley
Claudia 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.