Kerry Bowler – Popdance Fit Creative Director
Originally from the Isle of Wight, Kerry started dancing at the age of 3 where she gained ISTD qualifications in ballet, tap and modern. Kerry then went on to achieve a BA Hons Degree in Dance.
This gave Kerry the platform to go on to work as a professional dancer for various touring dance companies, before becoming a dancer/singer for Royal Olympic Cruises on several of their ships. Kerry then set up a dance school in Sheffield, which she successfully ran for 3 years, as well as performing in touring shows before then moving to Cyprus where she spent the next 8 years performing in and choreographing her own shows.
She introduced Zumba to Cyprus and gained Fitness qualifications to teach on British military bases and in local communities.
Now back in the UK, Kerry teaches various dance and fitness programmes in the Hertfordshire area and heads up Popdance Fit with the Popdance Team.
Lauren Sloan – Popdance Active & Able Director
Lauren is currently in her third year of a Performing Arts Degree at Bedfordshire University. Leaving school at 17, Lauren trained at the Margaret Howard Theatre College where she gained her Diploma in Musical Theatre (Special Merit) and ISTD teaching qualifications in Tap and Modern. She is an accomplished teacher of many dance styles including musical theatre, contemporary and jazz. Laurens’ credits gained at college include joining the company of the ‘MSC Musica Cruise Ship’ as well as promotional appearances for ‘Capezio’, ‘GMTV’ and ‘This Morning’.
Lauren graduated Margaret Howard Theatre College and went on to perform in various musicals, plays and pantomimes. These include ‘The Full Monty’ (The Compass Theatre & The Rhodes Art complex) and ‘Hello Mr Capello’ (The Watford Palace Theatre). Lauren was also one of the dancers in Twenty Twenty’s music video ‘Get down’. Lauren has choreographed many musical theatre productions for The Valley School Stevenage over the past 3 years.
Alongside performing, Lauren works with children and adults with physical and learnings disabilities. She developed and heads up the fantastic Popdance Active & Able.
Helen Dixon – Popdance Choreographer
Helen graduated from Bird College. Helen has taught at Pineapple and the London Studio Centre. Her skills are in ballet, jazz, contemporary, tap, singing, pointe work, salsa and trapeze! She is a highly qualified choreographer and when she is not choreographing for Popdance she is working for many TV programmes including “Britains Got Talent”, “X Factor”, and many West End shows, including being heavily involved in the Olympic opening and closing ceremonies!
Helen has danced with the likes of Kylie, Emma Bunton, Will Young, One Direction and Girls Aloud making her a perfect member of the Popdance Team.