BLAZE TEACHERS

All our teachers are fully qualified, insured, first aid trained and CRB checked.

 

 

SAMMY-JO HADFIELD 

DIRECTOR/ CHOROGRAPHER & DANCER

 


Sammy-Jo has been dancing since the age of 3 year old. She trained at
Shelia Claire's School of Dance to the age of 16.

When she left school she continued her training at Bolton Dance and
Performing Arts College where Sammy-Jo continued training in tap, ballet,
jazz/freestyle, cheerleading and street dance.
In her 3 years at Dance College she performed in a number of
professional shows, pantomimes and competitions.
Also she gained her teaching
qualifications in tap, ballet and freestyle.

When she left college in 2007 she taught for a number of companies
schools & colleges mainly in street dance.

Sammy-Jo has choreographed a number of shows and routines for
competitions and many other dance performances.

She is very passionate about dance and really enjoys teaching and also
dancing alongside her pupils. Sammy-Jo wants to use her experience in teaching
to make her classes fun and enjoyable whilst teaching technique and skills in a
fun and enjoyable way.


 

JEN BENNETT
TEACHER & DANCER



Jen has been dancing since the age of 11, attending modern, jazz &
street dance classes at various dance schools.

She completed her GCSE in contemporary dance at 16 and continued her
training art college where she gained her AS & A levels in dance.

Throughout school and college Jen participated in a variety of
performances and events and taught workshops to all ages on a regular basis.

Since leaving college she has moved more into the style of street dance,
competing at UDO comps before joining blaze as a teacher and an active member
of our adult team Backlash.

 

 BECCI CUNNINGHAM

TEACHER/DANCER/CHOREOGRAPHER  

 

Becci started her training in dance at the age of 3 at the Noreen Dickinson School of Dance before moving on to The North Cheshire Theatre School and College at the age of 12. She continued her dance training at Ashton Sixth form and then at EdgeHill University where she achieved a BA(hons) degree in Dance.

After leaving university she performed professionally in dance shows and pantomimes (Palace Theatre, Opera House, Saddlers Wells, Palladium), events (Millennium Dance troupe at Cardiff Stadium, backing dancer for Fatman Scoop, podium dancer for Ibiza's world famous clubs), on television (ITV1s Britannia High) and choreographed for various companies (Pro Excel, George Best Foundation, Manchester United etc). Becci was Head Coach at Tycoons Cheer Academy for 4 years where she choreographed various National winning routines and was the choreographer of Tycoons first ever National Street Cheer and Pom dance titles.

Becci was head dance teacher at LIPA 4:19 for 3 years but has spent the majority of the past 8 years developing a dance department at Copley Academy where she is Head of department with National award winning titles and outstanding 100% pass rates in BTEC dance. She has recently completed a Masters degree in Teaching and Learning. Becci dance styles include Ballet, Tap, Modern, Jazz, Street, Contemporary and Cheerleading.