What’s your name and where are you in the world? 

My name is Jade and I’m From Walthamstow in East London.

What kind of dance do you currently offer? 

I can offer Popdance workshops/parties, Adults and Teens classes.

I also offer Ballet and Contemporary Classes over Zoom at the moment however I’m looking to move this all offline once the pandemic is over.

What got you into dance?  

My mother signed me up for ballet class when I was five years old and from there I just fell in love with dance. I have worked in various genres of dance such as Musical Theatre and Contemporary.

At the moment I am studying Dance with London College of Performing Arts based in Abbeywood. I am learning Ballet,Tap,Jazz and Commerical under the training of Broadway and West End professionals.

I would love to one day join a ballet company such as the Royal Ballet or the Bolshoi then later on retire and become a dance teacher which is why I’m trying to gain some experience especially during a time like this where the arts are under a huge amount of economical straining.

I’ve trained at Vestry School of Dance and Performing Arts, Mulberry School of Dance and My Ballet Academy.

What do you like to do in your spare time? 

In my spare time I love to choreograph routines to my favourite songs and also edit videos and pictures for my social media.

What do you love about the area you live and work in? 

I love how multicultural my area is, my mother is Italian so therefore knowing that I have access to many different cultures right on my doorstep is incredible. I have become good friends with people who work in restaurants around Walthamstow over the years because my family love to go out and eat different cultures food.

Why did you want to work with Popdance? 

I wanted to work with Popdance because I want to be able to give people the chance to get involved within the arts especially during a time like this where there’s not much opportunity for the arts.I think everyone should have the right to be able to dance regardless of their financial situations and I know that dance classes can be expensive. I want to be able to show people why I love dance and hopefully be able to give people a reason why they should love dance as well.

What are you looking forward to for the year ahead? 

I’m looking forward to working alongside the amazing Popdance team and hopefully delivering classes to people within my area.